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Hourly Wage of $11.50 Prevails in San Diego – Again

Hourly Wage of $11.50 Prevails in San Diego – Again

In a vote watched nationwide by supporters of working families, the San Diego City Council reiterated its backing on Monday of higher wages, the right to earned sick time and a better life in “America’s Finest City.” Councilmembers overrode Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s veto of an ordinance calling for the hourly wage to eventually climb to [...]
Wage Increase Veto to be Challenged in San Diego  One question: If the San Diego City Council overrides the Friday veto of raising the hourly wage to $11.50, will the issue show up on a future ballot for direct approval or rejection by voters?  For now, all eyes in “America’s Finest City” will be on the next 30 days when the City Council [...]
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Obama Expands Labor Rights in Federal ContractsWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama moved Thursday to require federal contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes, putting his pen to an executive order the day after the House voted to sue him for allegedly exceeding his presidential powers. In an election-year dare to Republicans, Obama said congressional obstinacy would only [...]
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McDonald’s Could be Liable for Franchise ConditionsNEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s is coming under intensifying pressure for labor practices at its U.S. restaurants. The National Labor Relations Board said Tuesday that the world’s biggest hamburger chain could be named as a joint employer in several complaints regarding worker rights at franchise-owned restaurants. The decision is pivotal because it could expose McDonald’s [...]
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A Policy Win: Higher Wages for San Diego WorkersFor Biviana Lagunas, life in San Diego can be stressful. She gets up at 5:30 a.m. on weekdays. An hour later, she starts her $9 hourly job as a cashier at San Diego State University, where she studies full time. By 2 p.m., her classes are underway and they end five hours later. In the [...]
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Fast-Food Workers: ‘Whatever it Takes’ for a Living WageVILLA PARK, Ill. (AP) — Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership by using nonviolent civil disobedience. More than 1,300 workers gathered in a convention in center in suburban Chicago to discuss the future of [...]
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Pay and Unionizing Erupt as Issues at Calif. Port StrikesLOS ANGELES (AP) — Drivers in a long-running labor dispute with three trucking companies at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach began what they said would be an indefinite strike Monday. The impact on the movement of cargo around the sprawling port complex, the main gateway for hundreds of billions of dollars of [...]
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Mass. Domestic Workers Gain Protections With Rights BillAn estimated 67,000 care workers in Massachusetts will have a host of labor safeguards starting next year, following a new bill of rights that Gov. Deval Patrick signed into law in late June. The protections include ones that many people in the workforce take for granted. But nannies, housekeepers and home and care workers are [...]
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In Mass., 600,000 Workers to Get New Hourly Wage of $11An estimated 600,000 workers in Massachusetts will see their hourly pay increase from $8 to $11 in the next three years, thanks to a new law signed on June 26 by Gov. Deval Patrick. With support from organized labor, business leaders and advocates for workers, Patrick gave his approval to Senate Bill 2195, which provides [...]
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Thousands of Hourly Workers at Ikea to Get Higher WagesNEW YORK (AP) — Ikea’s U.S. division is raising the minimum wage for thousands of its retail workers, pegging it to the cost of living in each location, instead of its competition. The 17 percent average raise, expected to be announced Thursday, is the Swedish ready-to-assemble furniture chain’s biggest in 10 years in the U.S. [...]
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