If you listen to the big business lobbyists, you might actually hear them claim that the Bay Area’s higher minimum wage laws will have no impact or might even hurt our communities.
The effects of new minimum wages are causing a ripple effect of changes across the East Bay restaurant scene.
Fight for 15, the campaign for an increase in the minimum wage, hit the streets of Berkeley and Oakland yesterday.
Hundreds took to the streets in Berkeley to demand better pay for fast-food and other low-wage workers.
Fast-food and other low-wage workers, as well as supporters, have planned a day of strikes and rallies locally for tax day.
Oakland raises its minimum wage to $12.25, prompting many changes at local restaurants, Mr. Espresso wins an SCAA award, and much more in this week's Bites.
Two new East Bay breweries are getting closer to opening, while B-Side BBQ and Café Rustica are calling it a day.