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Berkeley's first vegan butcher shop, The Butcher's Son, is slated to open Feb. 22. These details, and much more, in this week's Bites.
The effects of new minimum wages are causing a ripple effect of changes across the East Bay restaurant scene.
[Editor’s note: The city of Berkeley is considering raising its minimum wage with an eye toward related policy changes in San Francisco. In his recommendation to the city’s Labor Commission, which has been studying the issue, Mayor Tom Bates asked the panel to consider setting special rules for tipped workers that could potentially grant an exception to the minimum wage for tipped workers. A final determination has not yet been made but, thus far in the discussions, commissioners have said they don’t believe tipped workers should be excluded from the new rules.]
The Berkeley City Council asked the city's Labor Commission in April to create a new minimum wage law for Berkeley.
A mayor’s office request to set Berkeley’s minimum wage more than $2 above than the state-mandated $8 per hour will be discussed at two city meetings this week.