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Posted inCity

Berkeley sets new minimum wage; up to $12.53 by 2016

Labor advocates and other supporters of a $15 minimum wage at a recent council meeting in Berkeley (file photo). Photo: Emilie Raguso The Berkeley City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to officially adopt the city’s new minimum wage ordinance, setting hourly pay on a course to reach $12.53 by October 2016. The city’s new law will raise Berkeley’s minimum wage to […]

Posted inBusiness, Opinion

Op-ed: Minimum wage plan is raising bar too far, too fast

A poster produced by the Berkeley Small Business Alliance The Berkeley Small Business Alliance supports the need to raise the minimum wage in Berkeley. There is a longstanding history of support for small business in Berkeley as evidenced by its lack of corporate retailers and big-box stores. Berkeley residents are known for their devotion to […]

Posted inOpinion

Op-ed: Women will benefit from minimum wage increase

The National Women’s Political Caucus, Alameda North Chapter strongly supports the efforts to establish a local minimum wage in Berkeley that is higher than the state minimum wage. As an organization that supports growing both the political and economic power of women, we know that a higher minimum wage is critically important to women’s economic […]

Posted inCity

Berkeley minimum wage plan passed, new initiatives loom

Labor advocates and other supporters of a $15 minimum wage attended Tuesday night’s council meeting in Berkeley. Photo: Emilie Raguso Labor advocates and other supporters of a $15 minimum wage attended Tuesday night’s council meeting in Berkeley. Photo: Emilie Raguso In a third change of course this month, the Berkeley City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night […]

Posted inCity

Berkeley could OK raised minimum wage plan this month

A rally was held before a special City Council meeting on Thursday, May 1, 2014 to discuss raising the minimum wage. Photo: Tracey Taylor Berkeley is a step closer to implementing a minimum wage raise it hopes will be adopted regionally after a new ordinance was introduced at a special City Council minimum wage meeting on Thursday May 1, International Worker’s Day. […]