If you listen to the big business lobbyists, you might actually hear them claim that the Bay Area’s higher minimum wage laws will have no impact or might even hurt our communities. But that’s missing the real story: the lives of tens of thousands of workers like me who will benefit. I have worked for two […]
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East Bay restaurants adapt to new minimum wage
The effects of new minimum wages are causing a ripple effect of changes across the East Bay restaurant scene.
Robert Reich makes the case for $15 minimum wage
UC Berkeley professor Robert Reich at a McDonald’s in Oakland on the morning of April 15, 2015. Photo: Ted Friedman UC Berkeley professor Robert Reich at a McDonald’s in Oakland on the morning of April 15, 2015. Photo: Ted Friedman Fight for 15, the campaign for an increase in the minimum wage, hit the streets […]
‘Fight for 15’ protesters march in Berkeley, Oakland
Hundreds took to the streets in Berkeley to demand better pay for fast-food and other low-wage workers.
‘Fight for 15’ rallies planned for East Bay on April 15
Fast-food and other low-wage workers, as well as supporters, have planned a day of strikes and rallies locally for tax day.
Oakland raises minimum wage, more news
Oakland raises its minimum wage to $12.25, prompting many changes at local restaurants, Mr. Espresso wins an SCAA award, and much more in this week’s Bites.