We could make this a third rail of local politics or have an intelligent discussion looking at the issue from all sides.-Alameda Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft on the council’s discussion on Tuesday for possibly delaying the city’s minimum wage increase.
$15 an hour
Alameda city staff is proposing a delay in raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour for one year due to the negative effects of the covid-19 pandemic on local businesses. The move would follow Hayward, which voted last Tuesday… Read More ›
Workers earning a minimum wage in Hayward will not receive a previously promised $2 an hour raise for, at least, another six months, the Hayward City Council decided on Tuesday. A majority of the council, some voicing regret for delaying… Read More ›
Since the coronavirus outbreak took full force last week, Hayward Councilmember Mark Salinas said he’s received numerous phone calls from small business owners in Hayward who are extremely worried about the dramatic loss in revenue due to the coronavirus, and… Read More ›
Hayward is nearing an increase in the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022, one year earlier than the state-mandated increase set for January 2023. The direction made by the Hayward City Council Tuesday night during a work… Read More ›
When Fremont councilmembers resume a discussion next week for raising the city’s minimum wage to $15, they will be presented with a new wrinkle intended to protect small business owners. Under a two-tiered schedule, which the council directed staff to… Read More ›
If approved, Alameda’s minimum wage would reach the threshold 18 months before the state mandate in 2022.