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California Minimum Wage

From Making Fries to Making History: How 10 Million Workers Won $15 an Hour

Anggie Godoy | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
Anggie Godoy

The way working people win justice is by joining together and taking a stand. Our wins this week from coast to coast show more than anything the power of workers organizing.

Here's How A $15 Minimum Wage Could Change California

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 03.28.2016 | Business

Minimum wage activists just took a giant step toward victory in California. The state's legislature will take up a proposal to increase the minimum wa...

California Governor Says Deal Reached For $15 Minimum Wage

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown said on Monday he had reached a deal with top legislators and labor leaders...

California Lawmakers, Unions Reportedly Reach $15 Minimum Wage Deal:

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 27 (Reuters) - California lawmakers and union leaders have reached a tentative deal to raise the state's minimum wage to $15...

California Might Raise Its Minimum Wage To $11 An Hour

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 1 (Reuters) - California's minimum wage would rise to $11 per hour next year under a bill passed by the state senate on Monda...

Here's The California City That Will Have The Highest Minimum Wage In The Country

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics

By Alex Dobuzinskis May 6 (Reuters) - Emeryville, a small city in the San Francisco Bay Area, has given initial approval to the nation...

California Proposal Could Roll Back Wage Increases For Tens Of Thousands

Capital & Main | Danny Feingold | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics

This story originally appeared on Capital & Main. Capital & Main has confirmed that a proposed California law could upend existing minimum wage law...

Mollie Reilly

Minimum Wage Hike Can Help Close San Francisco's Extreme Income Gap, Study Finds | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- A new study released Wednesday finds that increasing San Francisco's minimum wage would give raises to 23 percent of the city's workf...

Pelosi's High Leverage Play

Erica Payne | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
Erica Payne

A sudden political strike by one of America's top political leaders -- and a woman to boot -- would seal Pelosi's legacy as a progressive powerhouse and catch Republicans flat-footed going into the November elections.

This City Proves A Minimum Wage Boost Could Pay Off

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.07.2014 | Business

Could San Francisco's economy make a case for Obama's proposed minimum wage hike? New research suggests that the city's decision to raise the minimum ...

Democrats Make Minimum Wage Defining Issue In Election Year

The Sacramento Bee | Christopher Cadelago | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics

Democrats presenting a populist economic platform have settled on a reliable and potentially potent issue heading into the elections: raising the mini...

Kathleen Miles

California Considers Highest Minimum Wage Of Any State | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business

California may soon require the highest minimum wage of any U.S. state. State Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) introduced a bill Monday to raise th...

Seagulls, Thanksgiving and the U.S. Minimum Wage

Brent Roske | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics
Brent Roske

Here is a fact that you may or may not already know about the minimum wage: It costs you and I money for companies to pay their workers the minimum wage.

Robin Wilkey

State Approves Highest Minimum Wage In The Country | Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Wednesday signed a bill approving a $2 minimum wage increase to be rolled out over the next three years. Unless ano...

Look At The Difference California's $2 Minimum-Wage Hike Will Make

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.20.2013 | Business

California is on track to pass a bill that would raise the state's minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2016. That salary certainly won't make anyone ri...

State's Minimum Wage Move Could Could Add Momentum To Fight Elsewhere

Pew's Stateline | Pamela M. Prah | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

These 2 Stats Prove California's $10 Minimum Wage Is A Big Deal

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business

California is very, very close to making a $10 minimum wage a reality. Doing so nationwide would change the lives of America’s working poor. A Ju...

Kathleen Miles

State Poised To Increase Minimum Wage To Double Digits | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.06.2014 | Los Angeles

Gov. Jerry Brown and the leaders of the California state Legislature announced strong support Wednesday for a bill that would raise the state's minimu...

Raise CA's Minimum Wage?

Ventura County Star | Timm Herdt | Posted 06.26.2013 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO -- A bill to raise the minimum wage in California from the current $8 an hour to $9.25 over the next three years and then to require inflat...

And The Highest Minimum Wage In America Is...

Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.02.2013 | San Francisco

It's good to be a server in San Francisco, and the plethora of award-winning restaurants isn't the only reason. After a January 1 increase, San Fr...