Minimum Wage Hike Helps Workers During Pandemic But Timing Is Tough For BusinessesRaising the minimum wage will certainly help a lot of workers, but during a pandemic some struggling business owners in Alameda say the timing is a bit awkward.
Challenge To California Law Giving Gig Workers Benefits Will Go On November BallotA ballot initiative backed by Uber, Lyft and DoorDash is set to go before California voters in November, which if passed, would exclude the companies from a new law giving more benefits and wage protections to gig workers.
Better Together: 'Hunger At Home' Chefs, Hotel Execs Give Food To Unemployed Hospitality, Food WorkersWhen the hotel and restaurant world collapsed, they were left holding millions of pounds of food. Hunger at Home collected that food and is making it available to the workers, and anyone else who lost their jobs.
Coronavirus Update: Gov. Newsom Promises Help For Small Businesses, Launches Jobs WebsiteGov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday afternoon tried to offer some reassurance to small-business owners and workers employed by those businesses that the state would be providing financial support during the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order.
Coronavirus Pandemic: San Jose City Council Proposes Extended Paid Sick LeaveThe coronavirus pandemic could be spurring a needed benefit for San Jose workers: extended paid sick leave. An estimated 35% of San Jose workers don't have any paid sick leave, with women, blacks and Latinos particularly at risk, city officials said.
San Jose Approves Moratorium On Evictions As Coronavirus Takes Toll On EconomyThe San Jose City Council unanimously approved Mayor Sam Liccardo's proposal to place a temporary moratorium on housing evictions for people economically affected by the coronavirus and are having trouble paying their rent.
Emotions, Tears At Housing Roundtable With Gov. Newsom, Mayor LiccardoGovernor Gavin Newsom appeared to be emotionally touched Tuesday during a housing roundtable discussion in San Jose.
South Bay Mushroom Farmers Struggle To Fill JobsWhile the handful of farmers in the South Bay still in the business of growing mushrooms are producing tons of the edible fungi, they’re faced with the problem of not having enough people to pick the crops.
Employers Threatening Undocumented Workers With Deportation, ViolenceSome Bay Area employers are accused of retaliating against employees who are undocumented immigrants. Threats of violence and deportation are on the rise.
British Court: Uber Drivers Have Rights On Wages, Time OffUber lost the latest round in the battle over its operating model Friday, when a British panel ruled that the company's drivers are workers, not independent contractors.
May Day Rallies Across Bay Area; 4 Arrested At Alameda ProtestFour people were arrested early Monday after they blocked an entrance to the Alameda County Administration Building in the first of several May Day rallies planned in the Bay Area.