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    San Jose Minimum Wage Rise to $13.50

    Arturo Hilario El Observador San Jose, Calif. – On January 1st the minimum wage in San Jose rose to 13.50 per hour, the most recent step to raise the minimum wage around the Bay Area to $15 per hour by 2019. San Jose is among other cities across 19 states...
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    Raising Minimum Wage Helps Teens, Their Families

    Andrea Sears Public News Service BOSTON – A new study from the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center says raising the minimum wage has little impact on teen unemployment, but can have a big impact on teens and their families. On Monday, 18 states saw their minimum wages increase, but Massachusetts wasn’t...
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    Millennial Workers Get Big Boost from $15 Minimum Wage Combined with California Secure Choice Program

    BERKELEY – The financial future looks brighter for millions of low-to-middle income workers in California in danger of slipping into poverty upon retirement thanks to legislation championed by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), according to research released this week by the University of California Berkeley’s Center for...
  • 2017 started with wage increases for thousands in the Bay Area. But it's not all great for all.
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    Minimum Wage, Both A Positive and Negative Effect in the Bay Area

    Estephany Haro El Observador Cities across the Bay Area received the year 2017 with an increase on their minimum wage.  This has been a victory for the thousands of minimum wage workers across the Bay Area who have been fighting for an increase. This will be positive for the...
  • The "Fight for $15" movement that began with fast-food and other low-wage workers helped spark California's latest round of minimum-wage hikes. Photo Credit: NY Communities

    Minimum-Wage Hike Helps, but Not Nearly Enough

    Logan Pollard California News Service  PASADENA, Calif. – Low-wage workers won a victory with California’s minimum-wage increase, in effect starting this week. The increases will be yearly and incremental, this year, it’s 50 cents, bringing worker pay to $10.50 an hour and ultimately, to $15. But for many, it...
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    City Council Approves Raising Minimum Wage to $15

    San Jose, Calif. – The San José City Council voted on Tuesday November 15, 2016 to raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour by January 1, 2019 as part of a regional effort to ensure more Silicon Valley residents benefit from the region’s growing economic prosperity. “Raising the...
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    CA Minimum Rises to $10

    Suzanne Potter/ California News Service Tens of thousands of minimum-wage workers in California will be making an extra dollar an hour. The Golden State’s minimum-wage increased from $9 to $10 an hour on Jan. 1, But labor advocates plan to continue their push for $15 an hour. Sean Wherley, senior...