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Gov. Brown announces ‘landmark’ deal to raise minimum wage [Video]

Gov. Jerry Brown joined fellow Democrats and labor leaders Monday in touting California's proposal to gradually lift the minimum wage to $15 an hour as an answer to the growing challenge of income disparity....

March 28, 2016

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A tale of two minimum wages: UW students hit the jackpot, UC students barred from raise

‘Unfortunate that other universities have not included students in their discussions’ Student employees at two major West Coast university systems are getting wage increases over the next few years. But only one set of students is celebrating, while the other is grumbling that they have been stiffed....

October 27, 2015

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California minimum wage hike won’t help many students, exclude 20 hour week and lower employees

The University of California has been praised for leading the way with a plan to raise the minimum wage of their staff to $15 per hour over the next couple of years. Sadly, most students won’t benefit from the raise as the plan excludes anyone working less than 20 hours per week....

October 27, 2015

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UC Fair Wage/Fair Work Plan is Not Meant for You

Janet Napolitano, President of the UC system, announced her so-called Fair Wage/Fair Work Plan July 22nd, enacting a $15 minimum wage for hired employees working at least 20 hours a week....

October 20, 2015

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“Fair Work, Fair Pay Act”: This PR Stunt Doesn’t Help Students

Less than 2 percent of UC employees will be affected by the university’s new minimum wage — 1.6 percent to be exact. And according to the UC Office of the President media representative Kate Moser, 1.6 is a serious, significant number. ...

October 7, 2015

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UC worker minimum wage increases to $13 per hour, will increase further to $15 in 2017

On Thursday, UC workers experienced the first of three planned increases by the UC system to their hourly minimum wage, which rose to $13....

October 4, 2015

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University Contract Workers Wages –Or Lack Thereof– in the Crosshairs

Today (Oct 1), some contract employees working on University of California facilities will be seeing a pay hike to $13 an hour....

October 1, 2015

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Cuts to administrative bloat can ensure fair pay for contract workers

When it raised its minimum wage to $15, the University of California signaled that it valued its workers. Senate Bill 376, however, is testing just how dedicated the University really is....

September 30, 2015

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CA Wrestles With Minimum Wage Domino Effect

Forging ahead with plans to take minimum wages to new highs, California’s San Francisco Bay Area has touched off tit-for-tat increases, deepening fears that the region’s high cost of living has become a business-killer....

August 21, 2015

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A contract in question

Several years before the company Chartwells was selected to operate restaurants in the newly renovated Lower Sproul Plaza complex, it faced backlash from food service workers at Northeastern University for an array of alleged mistreatment....

August 17, 2015

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