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Legislators Toss Gov. Brown Some 400 Bills at Deadline

September 13, 2013 | 4:41 pm

Legislators Toss Gov. Brown Some 400 Bills at Deadline

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Fracking, raising the minimum wage, and driver’s licenses for immigrants top the list.

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California’s Minimum Wage Poised for Big Increase

September 12, 2013 | 5:35 pm

California’s Minimum Wage Poised for Big Increase

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California lawmakers are set to increase the state’s minimum wage to $10.

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San Francisco Has Highest Minimum Wage in Nation, But Thousands in City Make Less

May 6, 2013 | 4:28 pm

San Francisco Has Highest Minimum Wage in Nation, But Thousands in City Make Less

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by Aaron Tilley and Michael Stoll, San Francisco Public Press While San Francisco’s minimum wage is the highest in the nation, thousands of workers still earn below the current mandate of $10.55 an hour, say economists, anti-poverty activists and public officials. It has been 10 years since voters passed the groundbreaking labor reform, and the […]

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California Workers to Rally in Support of Increasing Federal Minimum Wage

July 24, 2012 | 9:37 am

California Workers to Rally in Support of Increasing Federal Minimum Wage

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by Bernice Yeung, California Watch California workers in Inglewood and Sacramento will join labor advocates across the country at rallies today to support forthcoming legislation by U.S. Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., that would increase the federal minimum wage by $2.55 per hour. Under Miller’s proposal, the minimum wage would jump from $7.25 to $9.80 per hour over […]

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San Jose State Students Campaign to Raise City’s Minimum Wage

February 16, 2012 | 5:00 pm

San Jose State Students Campaign to Raise City’s Minimum Wage

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San Jose State University students kicked off their petition campaign Thursday for a ballot measure to raise the city’s minimum wage from $8 to $10 an hour. Elisha St. Laurent is a senior studying behavioral science and sociology. She says that as a single mother of a 5-year-old boy she takes the campaign personally. “You’ve […]

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December 12, 2011 | 11:39 am

San Francisco Minimum Wage to Top $10

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) David Frias works two minimum-wage jobs to squeak by in one of the most expensive cities in America. Come New Year’s Day, he’ll have a few more coins in his pocket as San Francisco makes history by becoming the first city in the nation to scale a $10 minimum wage. The city’s […]

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