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US President Barack Obama shops for clothing for his family alongside store employee Susan Panariello (R) during a visit to a Gap clothing store in New York City, March 11, 2014, to highlight his proposal to raise the federal minimum wage. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Visits NY Gap Store, Touts SF Company For Raising Minimum Wage

President Barack Obama made a brief stop Tuesday to browse the sweaters at a midtown New York Gap store to show support for the chain’s decision to increase wages for U.S. employees to a minimum of $10 an hour by next year. Obama wants Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10, but lawmakers have resisted.

03/12/2014

Minimum Wage Set To Increase In San Francisco

San Jose Marks 1 Year Of Minimum Wage Increase, Other Cities Look To Follow Suit

San Jose State University marked the city’s one-year anniversary of the passage of their minimum wage increase, by holding a rally with guest speakers on Tuesday. Now other cities are looking to follow suit.

03/11/2014

A pedestrian walks by a Gap store on February 7, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco-Based Gap Inc. To Raise Minimum Wage For Its Lowest-Paid U.S. Workers

San Francisco-based Gap Inc. announced on Wednesday that they’re raising minimum wage for its lowest-paid workers in the U.S. Workers will receive at least $9 this year and that increase will go to $10 in 2015.

02/19/2014

Major League Baseball

Ex-Giants Minor Leaguer Joins MLB Class-Action Suit Over Wages

A lawsuit filed by three former minor league baseball players against Major League Baseball in federal court in San Francisco appears to be the nation’s first attempted class-action case claiming the players aren’t paid the minimum wage, their lawyer said Tuesday.

02/19/2014

(CBS)

Group Wants To Raise Oakland Minimum Wage To Highest In Nation

A campaign is underway to boost the minimum wage in Oakland in a proposal that would surpass San Francisco’s rate, making it one of the highest in the nation.

02/10/2014

Photos: Giants At The White House

San Francisco’s Mayor Lee To Attend President’s State Of The Union Address As Special Guest

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will attend the State of the Union address Tuesday evening as a special guest of President Obama.

01/28/2014

US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images)

Pelosi Calls On Congress To Approve Federal Minimum Wage Increase

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called on Congress to approve an increase in the federal minimum wage at the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco’s Presidio on Sunday.

01/06/2014

(CBS)

Minimum Wage Increase Goes Into Effect In San Jose, San Francisco

Workers in San Jose will now earn $10 an hour and those in San Francisco will make $10.74.

01/01/2014

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New Laws: Registering Rifles, Transgender Teens, Ban On Bulbs, More

An array of new and sometimes controversial laws hits January 1st, 2014.

12/27/2013

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New Year Bringing Minimum Wage Increases For Bay Area Cities

January 1 will bring increases in the minimum wage in San Francisco and San Jose—two of the Bay Area’s largest cities. Meanwhile, California’s minimum wage will also increase later in 2014.

12/26/2013

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