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Bay Area Workers Earning Nearly 50 Percent More Than Average U.S. Employee

San Francisco-area workers earn around 47 percent more than the U.S. average, according to statistics released today by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

06/23/2015

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San Jose Firefighters Get Their First Pay Raise Since 2008

For San Jose firefighters, there is finally a clear path ahead when it comes to their future with the city.

06/08/2015

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California State Sen. Mark Leno Wants To Raise State Minimum Wage To $13 An Hour

California state Sen. Mark Leno is pushing a plan to raise the state’s minimum wage to $13 an hour, but some critics say the wage increase would be a “job killer”.

06/02/2015

A for lease sign is posted in front of home for rent on April 21, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco-Area Residents Need To Earn More Than $39 An Hour To Afford Average 2-Bedroom Apartment

In the San Francisco metro area, you have to make $39.65 an hour to be able to afford the average two-bedroom apartment.

05/20/2015

Protestors with the group "Lift Up Oakland" hold signs during a demonstration outside of Oakland City Hall on July 8, 2014 in Oakland.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Minimum Wage Rises To $12.25 An Hour; Ties Oakland For Highest In Nation

Starting Friday, San Francisco will join the city of Oakland in having the highest minimum wage in the nation as it increases its minimum wage from $11.05 to $12.25.

05/01/2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 19:  Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff delivers the keynote address during the Dreamforce 2012 conference at the Moscone Center on September 19, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  A reported 90,000 people registered to attend the cloud computing industry conference Dreamforce 2012 that runs through September 21.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff Closing Pay Gaps Between Men, Women At Company

Many of Salesforce’s 16,000 employees could be getting raises just because they are women after CEO Marc Benioff crunched the numbers and found a disturbing pay gap between men and women.

04/23/2015

Chopper 5 over a minimum wage protest in Berkeley on April 15, 2015. (CBS)

Berkeley Protesters Shut Down Intersection During Call For $15 Minimum Wage

Hundreds of fast food workers and their supporters marching through the streets of downtown Berkeley Wednesday evening shut down the intersection of Shattuck and University as they were calling for a $15 minimum wage, police and protesters said.

04/15/2015

Office workers cross a busy intersection. (Greg Wood/AFP/Getty Images)

Women Earning More Than Men In Some East Bay Cities

Women are out-earning men in a few East Bay cities, according to a new study.

04/09/2015

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Minimum Wage Hike Hits Oakland Chinatown Shop, Restaurant Owners Hard

Some shop owners in Oakland’s Chinatown say business is down, and they are struggling to stay afloat after the city’s minimum wage increased to over $12-an-hour, making it the highest in the country.

03/16/2015

Inside the Grand Tasting Tent on August 3, 2013 in San Francisco. (Photo by R. Del Rosario/CBS Local Digital)

Golden Gate Restaurant Association Director Says It’s An Exciting Time To Dine Out in The Bay Area

For residents and visitors alike, the culinary offerings in the Bay Area are prized. Golden Gate Restaurant Association’s executive director talks about both the challenges and exciting times the local industry faces.

03/09/2015

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