Bay Area fast food workers planned to participate in a nationwide strike Thursday to protest low wages.
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.
BART directors voted unanimously Thursday to give raises totaling about 3.7 percent this year to General Manager Grace Crunican and other top officials at the transit agency.
Drivers in the South Bay hoping for a faster commute may soon be able to buy it.
Members from a women’s organization recognized Tuesday as Equal Pay Day at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday afternoon and called on city leaders to support equal pay for women.
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.
The original suit was filed in Alameda County Superior Court last week. It claims the team was in “flagrant violation” of an array of state labor laws, including failing to pay the minimum wage.
Many California state employees received a boost this year after complaining of furloughs and salary cuts during the recession, with some of the largest bargaining units agreeing to raises of 2 to 3 percent annually over the next few years.
The legislation signed Wednesday will raise the current minimum of $8 an hour to $9 on July 1, 2014, and then to $10 on Jan. 1, 2016.
A Santa Clara County Civil Grand Gury The Alum Rock has found that the Alum Rock Union School District paid many of its teachers and administrators, including new and short-term employees, more than required by its contracts and rules— a practice that has cost more than $1 million over the last 10 years.