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.
Elevated Lead Levels Revealed In California Workers, ChildrenHow much lead is your blood? And your children's blood? Depending on where you live and work in California, the answer may be: too much.
McDonald's To Pay $3.75M Over Allegations Bay Area Franchise Owner Cheated WorkersMcDonald’s has agreed to pay $3.75 million to settle a federal lawsuit that sought to hold the company liable for allegations that a Bay Area franchise owner cheated hundreds of workers out of wages and overtime.
Tech Workers Grumbling Over Open Work Spaces Devoid Of PrivacyOne of the next big perks for working in Silicon Valley could be an office door.
Facebook Video With Raunchy Jokes Gets Philly Fast-Food Workers FiredA Philadelphia fast-food restaurant says workers will be fired after a Facebook video shows them joking about having sex and spitting in customers’ food, among other unsanitary acts.
Farm Workers Up For Overtime Pay If Governor Brown Signs BillCalifornia lawmakers are passing dozens of bills in a flurry of end-of-session activity, including full overtime pay for farmworkers, and an overhaul of how we vote in elections.
California Farm Workers Make Push For Overtime PayFarm workers across the state are putting in overtime, but they’re not reaping the benefits in their paychecks, and now there’s a fight within the state legislature to change that.
Starbucks To Increase Workers' Base Pay In OctoberStarbucks is boosting the base pay of all employees and store managers at U.S. company-run stores by 5 percent or more.
Uncertainty For Some Business Owners As Minimum Wage Creeps To $13/Hour In San FranciscoThe minimum wage in San Francisco goes up 75-cents Friday, hitting $13 an hour for the city’s lowest paid workers.