Minimum wage

Many minimum-wage employees take jobs that aren’t fulfilling because they have no other options. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>

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Saru Jayaraman speaks at rally after successful campaign to preserve workers’ tips in “Waging Change,” a documentary by Abby Ginzberg airing Feb. 19 on KQED. <ins>(Courtesy photo)</ins>

‘Waging Change’ exposes shocking U.S. law about low tipping

Documentary details movement to raise $2.13 minimum wage

 

An SEIU union member shows off a sticker at the Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee on Thursday, April 12, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisor Sheehy proposes $16.86 minimum wage for city-contracted employees

San Francisco’s lowest paid workers under contract with The City could see…

 

Minimum wage increases across the country are playing a role in increased hardships for the nation’s low-income population. (Courtesy photo)

Recycling centers and the ‘domino effect’ of $15

California’s rising minimum wage isn’t just creating hardships for small business —…

Minimum wage increases across the country are playing a role in increased hardships for the nation’s low-income population. (Courtesy photo)
San Francisco's minimum wage rose to $13/hour, effective July 1. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

SF’s minimum wage increases to $13/hour

Starting Friday, the minimum wage in San Francisco is increasing from $12.25…

San Francisco's minimum wage rose to $13/hour, effective July 1. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

California to Florida: We’re better, and stop the stunts

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — California's governor is ripping into Florida Gov. Rick Scott…

Andre Vener, co-owner of Dog Haus, poses for a photo in his restaurant in Pasadena on Tuesday. In the aftermath of California and New York becoming the first states to raise the statewide minimum wage to $15, some small businesses with hourly workers are rethinking how they can absorb the increase. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

As minimum wage marches toward $15, small businesses adapt

NEW YORK — In the aftermath of California and New York becoming…

Andre Vener, co-owner of Dog Haus, poses for a photo in his restaurant in Pasadena on Tuesday. In the aftermath of California and New York becoming the first states to raise the statewide minimum wage to $15, some small businesses with hourly workers are rethinking how they can absorb the increase. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
California Gov. Jerry Brown is surrounded by unidentified SEIU workers after signing a bill creating the highest statewide minimum wage at $15 an hour by 2022 at the Ronald Reagan building in Los Angeles on Monday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

California, New York enact US-highest $15 minimum wages

LOS ANGELES — California and New York acted Monday to gradually push…

California Gov. Jerry Brown is surrounded by unidentified SEIU workers after signing a bill creating the highest statewide minimum wage at $15 an hour by 2022 at the Ronald Reagan building in Los Angeles on Monday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
A California Public Utilities Commission administrative law judge will decide whether ride-hail companies like Uber and Lyft should be required to use criminal background services to ensure the safety of passengers, namely unaccompanied minors. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Uber cuts passenger fares, drivers cry foul

Citing low winter ridership, Uber has slashed prices in 48 cities across…

A California Public Utilities Commission administrative law judge will decide whether ride-hail companies like Uber and Lyft should be required to use criminal background services to ensure the safety of passengers, namely unaccompanied minors. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
In this Jan. 26, 2015 file photo, Jason Green wears a holster with bananas marked "Smith" and "Wesson" at a rally in support of open carry gun laws at the Capitol, in Austin, Texas. (Eric Gay/2015 AP)

New laws in 2016 show states are diverging on guns, voting

TRENTON, N.J. — Laws taking effect at the start of the new…

In this Jan. 26, 2015 file photo, Jason Green wears a holster with bananas marked "Smith" and "Wesson" at a rally in support of open carry gun laws at the Capitol, in Austin, Texas. (Eric Gay/2015 AP)
Protesters demonstrate outside a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland. SEIU's state council announced an initiative Tuesday, that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 and require at least six paid sick days a year, double the number now offered to low-wage workers.  (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Two unions battle for $15 hourly minimum wage in California

SACRAMENTO — The state's largest union said Tuesday that it has filed…

Protesters demonstrate outside a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland. SEIU's state council announced an initiative Tuesday, that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 and require at least six paid sick days a year, double the number now offered to low-wage workers.  (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
The New York state Wage Board recommended a higher minimum wage for the fast food industry during a meeting Wednesday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground on both coasts

The push for a higher minimum wage gained momentum on both sides…

The New York state Wage Board recommended a higher minimum wage for the fast food industry during a meeting Wednesday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
California lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill making it clear that professional cheerleaders are sports team employees. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Pom-pom pay: California bill gives cheerleaders minimum wage

They boost their teams from the sidelines and promote them by appearing…

California lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill making it clear that professional cheerleaders are sports team employees. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Marx Gutierrez, 39, and his son William, 2, show their supports as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signs into law an ordinance that will gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Los Angeles, Saturday, June 13, 2015. The ordinance makes Los Angeles the largest city in the U.S. to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. PHOTO: Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP

Los Angeles raises minimum wage to $15 per hour

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti signed into law on Saturday an…

Marx Gutierrez, 39, and his son William, 2, show their supports as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signs into law an ordinance that will gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Los Angeles, Saturday, June 13, 2015. The ordinance makes Los Angeles the largest city in the U.S. to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. PHOTO: Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP
AP Photo/Damian DovarganesWorkers react as the Los Angeles City Council votes 13-1 to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020

Los Angeles closes in on approving $15 minimum wage

The City Council voted 13-1 on Wednesday to raise the minimum wage…

AP Photo/Damian DovarganesWorkers react as the Los Angeles City Council votes 13-1 to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020
AP Photo/Damian DovarganesSupporters applaud during the minimum wage increase vote as the Los Angeles City Council votes to raise the minimum wage in the city to $15 an hour by 2020

Los Angeles City Council votes for $15 minimum wage

The Los Angeles City Council gave initial approval Tuesday to raising minimum…

AP Photo/Damian DovarganesSupporters applaud during the minimum wage increase vote as the Los Angeles City Council votes to raise the minimum wage in the city to $15 an hour by 2020
Eric Risberg/2014 AP File PhotoDrag queen star Roma and other supporters of the #MyNameIs campaign are planning to protest at Facebook headquarters June 1.

On Guard: Stop scapegoating the SF minimum wage for business woes

San Francisco’s minimum-wage hike is still three years away, but its already…

Eric Risberg/2014 AP File PhotoDrag queen star Roma and other supporters of the #MyNameIs campaign are planning to protest at Facebook headquarters June 1.
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Labor issues to pressure McDonald's despite pay bump

A pay bump for workers at some McDonald's restaurants isn't likely to…

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McDonald's: Workers to get pay hikes at company-owned stores

McDonald's says it's raising pay for workers at company-owned U.S. restaurants, making…

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McDonald's workers detail burns, job hazards

McDonald's workers in 19 cities have filed complaints over burns from popping…

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