Minimum wage

Fast Food Employment

SF Voters Approve Proposition J, Will Raise Minimum Wage To $15 Per Hour By 2018

San Francisco voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved Proposition J, which raises the minimum wage for employees to $12.25 per hour on May 1, 2015 — with annual increases that would reach $15/hr by 2018.

11/04/2014

People wait in line at a fast food restaurant. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Data Shows Unemployment Down, Growth Robust After San Jose Adopts $10 Minimum Wage

It’s been two years since San Jose voted to increase its minimum wage to $10 an hour. San Jose State University professor Scott Myers-Lipton, whose students came up with the idea, is not one to rub it in.

11/04/2014

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Some Bay Area Restaurants To Begin Adding Flat 20 Percent Surcharge Instead Of Tips

A handful of Bay Area restaurants will begin adding a service charge to the price of meals in lieu of tips, according to a published report.

10/24/2014

Berkeley City Hall (Creative Commons)

Berkeley’s Minimum Wage Increases To $10 Starting Wednesday

Minimum wage in the city of Berkeley was raised to $10 per hour Wednesday, the first in a gradual rise to more than $12 an hour in two years.

10/01/2014

People wait in line at a fast food restaurant. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Oakland Fast Food Workers Join National Protest For $15 Minimum Wage, Arrests Made

Workers at fast-food chains in Oakland were arrested after walking off the job Thursday morning as part of a continuing effort to get pay raises and union rights.

09/04/2014

The Gap store at Westfield Valley Fair Shopping Center which straddles the San Jose - Santa Clara border. (Coolcaesar/Wikimedia Commons)

Westfield Valley Fair Mall Straddles Minimum Wage Laws On Both Sides Of San Jose – Santa Clara Border

Businesses at the Westfield Valley Fair Mall which straddles the San Jose – Santa Clara border are finding out workers are gravitating toward businesses on the San Jose side because of differences in each city’s minimum wage.

08/29/2014

View of counterfeit dollar notes seized by the Department of Criminology (Dirincri) during a presentation to the press in Lima on October 29, 2013. About four million dollars and 422 thousand Euros were seized by the Peruvian Police from a specialized criminal organization. AFP PHOTO/ERNESTO BENAVIDES (Photo credit should read ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP/Getty Images)

UC Berkeley Offers 2nd Opinion On San Francisco’s Proposed $15-An-Hour Minimum Wage

UC Berkeley researchers have given a second opinion on how raising San Francisco’s minimum wage to $15 an hour would impact the city and its employment rate and they seem to think it’s a good idea.

08/27/2014

A McDonald's restaurant in south Los Angeles. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Measure To Increase Minimum Wage In San Francisco To Go Before Voters In November

If approved, the measure would incrementally increase the minimum wage in San Francisco, before it tops out at $15 an hour in 2018.

07/30/2014

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San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Likely To Send Minimum Wage Hike Proposal To Voters In November

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will propose that a $15-an-hour minimum wage makes it on November’s ballot next week. The ordinance has already been approved by the board’s Rules Committee.

07/25/2014

Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates. (CBS)

Berkeley Mayor’s Proposal For Regional Minimum Wage Hike Gains Traction

A plan by Berkeley’s Mayor to establish a regional minimum wage is gaining support in the East Bay.

06/23/2014

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