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UC’s minimum-wage policy flunks the fairness test: Guest commentary

Marisol Ramirez is one of more than 80 full-time hospital valet drivers at UCLA Medical Center, most of whom are about to lose their jobs just months after reporting that the low-wage private contractor employing them was paying less than required by university policy....

August 31, 2017

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Opinion Labor faces strong headwind from a Trump administration — and maybe that’s just the jolt workers need

The last year has been invigorating for part of the labor movement as the “Fight for $15” campaign progressed rapidly from pie in the sky to, in some places at least, reality, and federal labor protections were expanded....

December 30, 2016

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Minimum wage essential part of housing conversation

Early in 2014, at the urging of the ASUC, Berkeley City Council passed a new minimum wage ordinance. While this was an important victory that delivered tangible benefits for Berkeley workers, including student-workers, the ordinance — adopted by City Council in June 2014 — was inadequate for the high cost of living in Berkeley....

September 15, 2015

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UCLA minimum wage set to rise with state, city increases

The University of California Office of the President updated its policy in April, requiring UCLA to comply with Los Angeles’s imminent minimum wage increase....

July 19, 2015

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Minimum Wage, Not Yet

Some student workers at public universities in California earn less on campus than they would at nearby fast food joints, thanks to exemptions that at least two universities use to avoid paying local minimum wage....

December 5, 2014

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Cal Refuses to Pay Berkeley Minimum Wage

Throughout California, local governments have been implementing municipal minimum wage ordinances that raise the pay of hundreds of thousands of low-wage workers — but these laws are already running up against jurisdictional limits, leaving thousands of workers behind....

December 3, 2014

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