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Can Oakland Avoid Tech Conflicts as Startups Move In?

July 16, 2014 | 9:30 am

Can Oakland Avoid Tech Conflicts as Startups Move In?

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Entrepreneurs, investors and activists look to avoid tensions that have beset San Francisco’s boom.

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Richmond City Council Approves Increase in City’s Minimum Wage

May 7, 2014 | 3:30 pm

Richmond City Council Approves Increase in City’s Minimum Wage

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Berkeley also acts,, with City Council voting for more gradual hike and further study of the issue.

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Berkeley Mayor Proposes East Bay Regional Minimum Wage

April 24, 2014 | 11:29 am

Berkeley Mayor Proposes East Bay Regional Minimum Wage

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In the proposal, East Bay cities would join together to gradually increase minimum wage to $12.25.

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Report: You Need to Earn $29.83 an Hour to Afford a 1-Bedroom in San Francisco

March 28, 2014 | 8:00 am

Report: You Need to Earn $29.83 an Hour to Afford a 1-Bedroom in San Francisco

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Living in the Bay Area isn’t easy, but for average-wage workers it could be worse.

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Ron Unz: Minimum-Wage Measure Unlikely to Make Ballot

March 17, 2014 | 3:19 pm

Ron Unz: Minimum-Wage Measure Unlikely to Make Ballot

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Conservative activist says he didn’t find enough money to qualify $12-an-hour proposal for November vote.

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Oakland Raiderettes Sue Team Over Alleged Wage Violations

February 4, 2014 | 1:31 pm

Oakland Raiderettes Sue Team Over Alleged Wage Violations

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Lawsuit says cheerleaders are paid less than $5 an hour and are required to cover some of their expenses.

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How Will Obama’s Take on Income Inequality Play in the Bay Area?

January 29, 2014 | 3:12 pm

How Will Obama’s Take on Income Inequality Play in the Bay Area?

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The president’s State of the Union address hit on some big themes, including ones that resonate locally.

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Retiring Rep. George Miller Takes on Fight for Higher Minimum Wage

January 29, 2014 | 12:27 pm

Retiring Rep. George Miller Takes on Fight for Higher Minimum Wage

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Effort to raise wages for lowest-paid workers could become central issue in 2014 campaign.

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News Pix: It’s Cold! Also, Historic Bookstore Gets Reprieve and Fast-Food Workers Strike

December 6, 2013 | 1:23 pm

News Pix: It’s Cold! Also, Historic Bookstore Gets Reprieve and Fast-Food Workers Strike

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The week’s news in photos from around the Bay Area.

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Conservative Activist Launches Campaign to Raise Minimum Wage

November 26, 2013 | 4:37 pm

Conservative Activist Launches Campaign to Raise Minimum Wage

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Former Silicon Valley entrepreneur Ron Unz launches campaign for a big increase in state’s minimum wage.

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