19 results for tag: living wage


Striking for COLA

By Colleen Flaherty February 11, 2020 Graduate student workers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, escalated their ongoing grade strike to a general strike Monday, saying they can’t afford to live where they’ve been recruited to work and study. Hundreds of students gathered on campus throughout the day for rallies, talks and solidarity. Faculty members and undergraduates visited to offer support. Graduate students don’t know how long they’ll keep agitating, but they’re prepared for a fight. “We organized for a local rent control measure that failed, and we’ve worked very hard to support the university, but now it’s ...

Sentara Healthcare expands its living wage initiative for employees

By Moriah Davis and Hailey Wilt | January 6, 2020 Employees at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital will soon have a few extra dollars in their pockets. The Sentara Hospital System as a whole is raising the minimum wage for staff. As of Sunday, January 5, employees at the hospital are now getting paid $15 an hour. This is to make sure they have a livable wage. On December 31, 2019, Sentara Healthcare announced its plan to increase its minimum wage. More than 520 employees at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital are impacted by the change. Previously, they were only making $12.75. "System-wide about 5,700 hundred employees, and one of the ...

Over 200 businesses in Orange County may raise minimum wage to $14.90

By Heather Leah, January 7 2020 A nonprofit announced Tuesday that hundreds of businesses in Orange County may increase their minimum wage to $14.90 in 2020. The Orange County Living Wage coalition, or OCLW, works with participating businesses to promote higher salaries for their employees. Over 200 locally-owned companies have voluntarily joined the OCLW certification program since it began in 2015. OCLW defines a "living wage" as "the minimum income a worker needs to cover his or her most basic needs – rent, utilities, food, transportation, childcare – freed of any form of governmental assistance." Minimum wage in North Carolina is ...

Workers in this Peninsula city will finally receive a higher minimum wage

It will result in a 36 percent pay increase for some employees By Maggie Angst | mangst@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: September 13, 2019 at 10:37 am | UPDATED: September 13, 2019 at 10:53 am After lagging behind its neighbors, many workers in Menlo Park will start receiving heftier paychecks in January. Menlo Park City Council has decided to enact a $15 minimum wage for any employee working more than two hours a week starting Jan. 1, 2020. The new ordinance will result in a 36 percent pay increase for minimum-wage employees working at companies with fewer than 26 employees and a 25 percent increase for those in larger ...