Ken Jacobs


Mon September 1, 2014

Living Wage: UC Berkeley's Ken Jacobs on Restaurant Wages in San Francisco

Ken Jacobs of UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education with KALW's Todd Whitney
Ben Trefny


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 highest minimum wage in the country at 10 dollars 74 cents an hour. It also requires employers to either provide health benefits or pay into a pool so the city can cover their health care costs.

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