Bay Area / California

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Berkeley Minimum Wage Victory— and Beyond

Posted July 18, 2014 by Harry Brill

On Monday, July 14, the East Bay Tax the Rich group had a well attended celebration for achieving along with many other organizations and activist individuals a minimum wage ordinance for workers employed in Berkeley.  Although it was initially opposed
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Lift Up Oakland Rallies to Protect Minimum Wage

Posted July 9, 2014 by Ashley Marguerite Heine

On July 8th students, children, single parents, grandparents, seniors, and many others who had worked to get 30,000 signatures came together at the Lift Up Oakland noon rally in front of the Chamber of Commerce. They are fighting for the
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Wal-Mart and the Race to the Bottom in the North Bay

Posted July 2, 2014 by Martin J. Bennett

Wal-Mart has again submitted a proposal to expand its existing discount store in Rohnert Park into a supercenter, selling both general merchandise and groceries. In 2010, widespread organized opposition across Sonoma County and a successful lawsuit derailed the project.
Much
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