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Emeryville Fails to Lower $16.30/Hour Minimum Wage, Delays Ballot Decision

Blocked by a voter’s referendum from freezing the city’s minimum wage at $15/hour for small businesses, the Emeryville City Council opted on Tuesday evening to delay making any decision on the matter until its next meeting on July 23. Despite strong statements from ten public commenters, all but one of…

Belmont Minimum Wage Lags Behind Neighbors

On Tuesday October 24, the Belmont City Council discussed but took no action on raising its local minimum wage sooner than the state of California. Mayor Charles Stone, Vice Mayor Douglas Kim, and City Council member Davina Hurt all urged the city to reach $15/hour as soon as practical, while…

Bay Area Minimum Wages Finally Rise

Yesterday Saturday September 2, San Francisco raised its minimum wage from $13 to $14/hour, now the highest in the United States, along with neighboring Emeryville. The cities remain the country’s minimum wage leaders, and have been leading ever since San Francisco voters approved raising wages from $8.50/hour in 2003, when California’s…

San Jose Stiffs Teamsters

On Tuesday the San Jose City Council approved a sweetheart deal with Republic Services exempting the contractor from the city’s Livable Wage Policy, and letting Republic off the hook after years of underpaying subcontracted workers – up to $7/hour less than what the policy requires. The city has refused to…

Jeffrey Cristina: Lazy Minimum Wage Workers Don’t Deserve a Raise

Campbell City Council – Nov 1, 2016 At Tuesday evening’s meeting, Campbell City Council member Jeffrey Cristina described minimum wage workers as mostly lazy teenagers who are paid minimum wage because they won’t bother to put forth the effort to “better” themselves and become doctors or lawyers. Four local business…