labor http://kalw.org en Living Wage: Profile of a low-wage earner http://kalw.org/post/living-wage-profile-low-wage-earner <p></p><p><br /><br />D’Wana Stewart is a native San Franciscan. She graduated from June Jordan School for Equity, a small high school on the southeast side of the city. Now 24, she's working three jobs and shares a home with her mother – it’s the only way she’s been able to stay in San Francisco. We spent a week with D’wana, to get a sense of her life, living on the minimum wage. Mon, 19 May 2014 22:42:08 +0000 Jasmin Lopez 44013 at http://kalw.org Living Wage: Profile of a low-wage earner Living Wage: UC Berkeley's Ken Jacobs on Restaurant Wages in San Francisco http://kalw.org/post/living-wage-uc-berkeleys-ken-jacobs-restaurant-wages-san-francisco <p></p><p></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-570bcdeb-1649-b2a2-8899-6706214c9403" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><br /><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">In the late 1990s and early 2000s, San Francisco passed a variety of measures to help low wage workers try to keep up with the rising cost of living. The city now has the </span><a href="http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-01-22/san-franciscos-higher-minimum-wage-hasnt-hurt-the-economy" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#1155cc;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;">highest minimum wage in the country at 10 dollars 74 cents</span></a><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> an hour. It also requires employers to</span><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> either provide health benefits or pay into a pool so the city can cover their health care costs.</span> Mon, 19 May 2014 22:41:20 +0000 Todd Whitney 44006 at http://kalw.org Living Wage: UC Berkeley's Ken Jacobs on Restaurant Wages in San Francisco Today on Your Call: What are the stories of migrant farmworkers? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-what-are-stories-migrant-farmworkers <p><span class="s1"> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 07:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 41189 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What are the stories of migrant farmworkers? Majority of Bay Area residents support a transit strike ban http://kalw.org/post/majority-bay-area-residents-support-transit-strike-ban <div class="article-description" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 23.75px;"><p style="margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; line-height: 1.5em;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Over half of Bay Area residents support a ban on transit strikes, bu Fri, 13 Dec 2013 19:02:08 +0000 Isabel Angell 37133 at http://kalw.org Majority of Bay Area residents support a transit strike ban On today's Your Call: What power do low-wage workers have in fighting for a fairer economy? http://kalw.org/post/todays-your-call-what-power-do-low-wage-workers-have-fighting-fairer-economy <p><span id="docs-internal-guid--70f2457-daba-faa3-6551-9c3413a9331f"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">&nbsp;&nbsp; Tue, 10 Dec 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Becca Hoekstra 36930 at http://kalw.org On today's Your Call: What power do low-wage workers have in fighting for a fairer economy?