Minimum wage

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

Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches Record High Of $540 Million

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

Touchscreen restaurant ordering system

Pending San Francisco Minimum Wage Law May Force Technological Upgrades To City’s Restaurants

Technology has often been credited with–or blamed for–allowing companies to use fewer workers in order to save money, and those changes may soon be coming again to more San Francisco restaurants.

06/16/2014

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Proposes To Raise Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour By 2018

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Tuesday afternoon introduced a proposed measure that would gradually bump San Francisco’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by July 2018.

06/10/2014

The Richmond City Council voted on Tuesday to raise the city's minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2018. (CBS SF)

Richmond Sets New California Record After Voting To Raise Minimum Wage

Richmond unanimously agreed to a minimum wage increase Tuesday, becoming the city with the highest minimum wage in California.

06/05/2014

Downtown San Jose with City Hall in the foreground. (CBS)

Santa Clara County Close To Framing ‘Living-Wage’ Ordinance

With the framework close to being finished, Santa Clara County is moving forward with work on a living-wage ordinance, with a first step due in June.

05/27/2014

McDonald's French Fries (credit: JOERG KOCH/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area Fast Food Workers To Strike Thursday In Protest Of Low Wages

Bay Area fast food workers planned to participate in a nationwide strike Thursday to protest low wages.

05/14/2014

A dancer performs at a strip club. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Former San Jose Dancers Suing Pink Poodle Strip Club Over Pay

Nearly a dozen former dancers say they were underpaid and even charged to work during their shifts at longtime South Bay strip club The Pink Poodle.

05/01/2014

Fast Food Employment

San Francisco Labor Activists Seek $15/Hour Minimum Wage By 2017

Under the proposed initiative, which will need thousands of signatures to qualify for the November ballot, the minimum wage at businesses with fewer than 100 employees would increase to $13 an hour in 2015; $14 by 2016 and $15 by 2017.

04/07/2014

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