California Power Shutoffs Highlight Widening Income GapBlackouts are highlighting the divide in Northern California where growing income disparity means access to reliable electricity is available to the affluent but increasingly out-of-reach for the economically vulnerable.
New Data Tool To Shed Light On Inequality In The Bay AreaNew data has been collected by three groups to help policymakers and community advocates craft solutions to inequality in the region, officials with the San Francisco Foundation said Wednesday.
Experts Say Article Claiming San Francisco 'Broke America's Heart' Is MisleadingA Washington Post article lamenting how San Francisco has lost its soul to tech companies is creating a social media buzz, while prompting others to say its not true.
Rideshare Drivers Shut Down San Francisco's Market St. To Protest Working Conditions2 days before Uber’s IPO, more than a hundred drivers and labor activists gathered at the company's headquarters in San Francisco to demand higher wages, benefits and transparency.
U.N. Expert Calls U.S. Income Inequality ‘A Political Choice’A U.N.-supported human rights expert has blasted the yawning gap between rich and poor in the United States, insisting in a new report that the world’s richest country “is now moving full steam ahead to make itself even more unequal.”
Study: Income Inequality In Bay Area Exceeds National LevelsA Silicon Valley economic research institute said that income inequality in the Bay Area is now more severe than in the rest of the nation, according to a Silicon Valley economic research institute.
Seattle CEO Cuts His Own Pay To Give Workers $70,000 Minimum Wage Amid Fight Over Income InequalityWhile fast food workers across the country and San Francisco are demanding restaurant chains pay them a $28,000 yearly salary, one Seattle CEO is taking matters into his own hands to fight income inequality.
Study Shows Rising Income Inequality Slows Tax Revenue Growth In California, Prompting Higher Tax Rate
State Senator Targets CEO Super Salaries In Proposed BillCalifornia state senator Mark DeSaulnier, speaking with KPIX 5's Phil Matier on Sunday, defended a proposed bill which would punish corporations that pay their chief executives more than a hundred times the median wage of their workers.
KCBS Cover Story Series: Getting By - Living Wage Law Doesn't Always ApplyThe latest income data shows that about 20 percent of the Bay Area lives in poverty and that figure is rising while local home prices, the stock market, and the incomes of the very rich are soaring to record levels.