This commentary was submitted by Michael McCauley, Consumers Union; Bruce Mirken & Paul Goodman, Greenlining Institute; Tracy Rosenberg, Media Alliance; Mindy Spatt, TURN; and, Sarah Swanbeck, Common Cause.
Senator Mark Leno has introduced legislation designed to help lift California’s low-wage earners out of poverty. Senate Bill 3 – to raise the state’s minimum wage to $11 an hour in 2016 and $13 in [...]
The announcement of one of the most important Oakland public works restoration projects in recent memory went virtually unnoticed during the recent mayoral campaign. Last September, the City of Oakland issued a Notice of Development [...]
Although the new law is not effective until July 1, 2015, employers in California will need to begin carefully reviewing any sick leave or paid time off policies, as well as payroll and wage statement [...]
The Ella Baker Center recently organized a candlelight vigil in front of the Alameda County Administration building in downtown Oakland where community members and faith leaders demanded more funding for jobs, not jails.
The City of Richmond’s Minimum Wage Ordinance goes into effect Jan. 1. The minimum wage in Richmond will be $9.60 an hour, compared to $9 an hour for the state of California, and applies to [...]
Local business people packed into the grand ballroom in Oakland Marriott City Center last Friday to hear Mayor Jean Quan, Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf and a panel of five major Bay Area developers talk about [...]
The Urban Financial Services Coalition San Francisco Bay Area Chapter hosted a Fall Networking Mixer, Friday, Nov. 21 at U.S. Bank in the financial district of San Francisco.
In keeping with its commitment to supporting Richmond community-based agencies, Laconia Development LLC has donated $5,000 to the Richmond Steelers.
By Curtis O. Robinson, Sr. “Behold, these are the wicked; and always at ease, they have increased in wealth.” Psalms 72:12 As the dollar continues to strengthen against the euro, I can hear the [...]