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Millions Of California Workers Could Benefit From New Sick Pay Law

More than 6 million workers are expected to benefit from a new law taking effect Wednesday that requires California employers to provide them at least three paid sick days a year.

06/30/2015

US President Barack Obama speaks at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee on January 9, 2015. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Expand Overtime Pay For 5 Million Workers

The Obama administration is proposing making up to 5 million more people eligible for overtime — its latest effort to boost pay for lower-income workers.

06/30/2015

The green space in front of the planned Warriors Arena. (Pfau Long Architecture and AE3 Partners/San Francisco Business Times)

UCSF Nurses Say Mission Bay Can’t Handle Traffic From Proposed Warriors Stadium

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A new 18,500-seat Golden State Warriors basketball arena that developers have proposed to build on 11 acres in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood is likely to exacerbate existing gridlock near […]

06/29/2015

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9,000 Santa Clara County Workers Threaten To Strike Over Labor Dispute, But Some Barred

A court injunction filed by Santa Clara County Monday has barred about 500 employees from participating in a strike set for Tuesday by a union representing about 9,000 of its workers.

06/29/2015

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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

These early risers came to Audio Nightclub in San Francisco's SoMa to dance as the sun rises at a morning rave party called 'Daybreaker', which had its first anniversary. (photo credit: Jeffrey Schaub)

San Francisco’s Substance-Free Morning Rave, ‘Daybreaker’, Turns One

San Francisco’s ‘Daybreaker’ party is a morning rave for people who want to dance during sunrise and without substances. KCBS’ Jeffrey Schaub checked out the event, which celebrated its first anniversary.

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

Wal-Mart employee checks the stock in a food aisle. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Emeryville Approves Highest Minimum Wage In The Country At Nearly $16 An Hour

The ordinance goes into effect July 1st and by 2019, the city’s minimum wage will go up to nearly $16 an hour.

05/07/2015

Crews inspect the scene near the Walnut Creek BART station where two workers were hit and killed by a train on October 19, 2013. (CBS)

NTSB Finds Probable Cause In BART Protocol That Resulted In Track Workers’ Deaths

BART’s since-suspended “simple approval” practice was the probable cause of an accident that killed two track workers in Contra Costa County in 2013 according to the NTSB.

04/14/2015

Apple Campus Under Construction (Credit youtube.com/jmcminn)

Apple Changes Tune On Felons Working At ‘Campus 2′ Construction Site

Apple is backtracking on its policy that banned construction workers with recent felonies at its new campus in Cupertino.

04/09/2015

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