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

California Lawmakers Reject Bill To Tie Corporate Tax Rate With CEO Pay

The state Senate on Wednesday rejected a bill that sought to tie California’s corporate tax rate to executive compensation in an effort to address the growing wealth gap.

05/28/2014

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

California Bill Would Punish Companies With Large Wage Gaps

A California effort to lead a national debate over the growing wage gap between CEOs and average workers took its first step in the state Legislature on Thursday with support from Democratic lawmakers, organized labor and former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich.

04/24/2014

Protesters shout slogans in front of a McDonald's restaurant in south Los Angeles where fast-food workers and their supporters gathered to protest wage theft on April 3, 2014. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Growing Problem Of Wage Theft Affecting Thousands In Silicon Valley

In 2012-2013, the almost 2,000 workers in Santa Clara County who filed claims were awarded $8.4 million in owed wages, but only a third of that total has been collected.

04/21/2014

San Francisco City Hall (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Women’s Group Members Recognize ‘Equal Pay Day’ At Board Of Supes Meeting

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.

04/08/2014

A sign stands outside of a McDonald's restaurant February 9, 2009 in San Francisco, California. Fast food chain restaurant McDonald's reported a 7.1 percent increase in same store sales for January as people look towards cheaper food alternatives in the weakening economy. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland, Fremont McDonald’s Workers Allege Wage Theft In Class Action Lawsuits

McDonald’s workers from the Bay Area, Los Angeles and in two other states filed lawsuits against the fast-food chain this week, saying the company engages in a variety of illegal practices to avoid paying them what they’re owed.

03/13/2014

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Gap Between Rich And Poor Much Larger In SF, Oakland Than In San Jose

It comes as no surprise that San Francisco and Oakland are top 10 among major United States cities for the earning gap between the haves and have-nots. However, you may be surprised to hear that San Jose ranks much lower among the 50 largest cities on income disparity, according to a Brookings Institute report.

02/25/2014

The Raiderettes preform their routine during the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Oakland Raiders at the Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland, California on January 14, 2001. The Ravens defeated the Raiders 16-3. (Photo by:  Tom Hauck/Getty Images)

2nd Raiderette Joins Lawsuit Over Pay

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.

02/04/2014

A police officer urges calm amid confrontations during a work stoppage at the Port of Oakland, November 27, 2013. (CBS)

Truckers Protest Emission Standards, Block Traffic At Port Of Oakland

Oakland police said they cited at least half a dozen people at a noisy protest Wednesday morning at the Port of Oakland by truck drivers who are pushing for better pay and help in complying with new air emissions standards.

11/27/2013

Passengers get off of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train as it arrives at the Daly City station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New BART Contract Includes 15% Raise, Higher Benefit Costs

The tentative contract that ended the Bay Area Rapid Transit strike includes a 15 percent raise over four years but also increased worker contributions toward their health insurance and pensions.

10/23/2013

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