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.


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-

Read: Berkeley council changes course again on minimum wage (5/21/14)

Read: Berkeley minimum wage plan passed, new initiatives loom  (5/21/14)

Read: Berkeley council boosts minimum wage, approves task force to look deeper (May 6,2014)

Read: Berkeley activists rally for higher minimum wages (July 26, 2013)

Read: Berkeley Restaurants Oppose Minimum Wage Hike (July 25, 2013)

Read: Berkeley's Proposed Minimum Wage Hike Sparks Conflict (July 17, 2013)

Read: Op-Ed: As a restaurant owner I question minimum wage process (July 2, 2013)

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

Read: Berkeley considers city-wide minimum wage hike (June 18, 2013)