A citizens’ commission has approved 2 percent cost-of-living salary increases for lawmakers and statewide officials, including the governor and attorney general.
ESPN the Magazine’s list of the 25 best-paid athletes in sports lists no Barry Zito, Barry Bonds or even a Buster Posey. As in previous years, many of the highly-compensated don’t even play one of the four major American sports. Eight of the top 25 income earners come from the worlds of boxing, soccer or Formula One.
Many are having to move to other rising culinary markets to work on their craft, due to the high cost-of-living and low pay here in the Bay Area.
More than 500 San Francisco city workers made more than Governor Jerry Brown last year and almost 200 of them made in excess of $200,000.
For the second time in four months, California State University faculty are being asked to vote on a possible statewide strike.
Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group says it has raised wages by up to 25 percent for its Chinese workers who assemble electronic gadgets for Apple Inc. and other global brands.
A state senator has proposed capping the pay of California State University campus presidents and holding their salary negotiations in public.
Muni operators will be voting next week on a tentative agreement that is expected to save the financially-strapped agency millions annually.
Leaders of San Francisco Muni’s transit operators’ union on Tuesday defended their right to strike if labor negotiations break down with the agency.
The union representing San Francisco’s bus drivers and train operators is threatening to strike, even though their existing contract prohibits it.