The City of Berkeley’s Labor Commission has been investigating raising the local minimum wage. The current minimum wage could be pushed up by more than $2 per hour - what are your thoughts? The Chamber of Commerce has been reaching out to local business owners to get a sense of how this will affect the bottom line.

UAA POSITION:

The University Avenue Association (UAA) opposes the proposed Berkeley minimum wage ordinance. We believe an increase to the minimum wage should be at the state and/or federal government level. California has already passed a two-step minimum wage increase to start this year. Setting a minimum wage specific to Berkeley will hurt local businesses.

Minimum Wage Ordinance-  https://www.cityofberkeley.info/MWO/

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Read: Berkeley City Council to consider increasing minimum wage (April 30, 2013)

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