living wage

5:00pm

Mon September 1, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Living Wage: Workers weigh in

Flickr user Paul Sableman

Income inequality has become a key political issue in the Bay Area, and across America. The federal minimum wage has stayed at $7.25 an hour since 2009.

In the Bay Area, lawmakers and organizers are working to change local minimum wage laws. Berkeley’s minimum wage will reach $10.75 by 2016. Richmond's will top $12 the following year. Oakland and San Francisco may put wage hike measures before voters in November. But are these increases enough to live on? Many people at a rally in Oakland said they’re not even close. Let’s hear what they had to say.

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5:00pm

Mon September 1, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Living Wage: What does it cost to live in the Bay Area?

Flickr user Kristy Johnson

KALW's Todd Whitney researched what it really costs to live in the Bay Area. He and Ben Trefny sat down to check out the results.

"So we're talking nearly $33 an hour. Or you can think of it this way: that's two adults earning nearly $17 an hour." -Todd Whitney

Click on the audio player above to listen to whole segment

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12:00am

Tue July 1, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Your Call: Beyond boycotts, how can we help sweatshop workers?

Demonstrators in Belgium on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse.
By setca_bbtk, in Flickr Creative Commons

11:49pm

Mon February 10, 2014

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