Higher city minimum wage ordinance goes into effect

The city of Berkeley officially instated an hourly $10 minimum wage Wednesday, officially surpassing state and federal minimums. The citywide rate, which is a dollar higher than the state’s minimum, is the first step in a three-stage process that City Council unanimously approved in June, with an $11 minimum wage going into effect October next year and $12.53 the following year.
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UAW president leads discussions on labor unions

Bob King, president of the United Automobile Workers labor union – one of the largest in the nation with more than 390,000 active members – made two appearances on campus Monday to speak about the importance of organizing, collective bargaining and global solidarity for unions.
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