Tag Archive for Minimum Wage

Shea’s Living Wage Repeal Doesn’t Erase Nepotism Wages Paid as Mayor

Shea, Amante, Choi and Schott with an award of shame.

Irvine council member Christina Shea happily accepted an OC Taxpayers Association Roses Award of 2015 recently for her role in eliminating Irvine’s “living wage ordinance” that had been on the books since 2007.  Shea and her council majority friends claim this law cost Irvine taxpayers millions of dollars by having to pay higher wages to all City contractors’…

Brown Signs Important Legislation Into Law

Governor Jerry Brown Keynotes 17th Annual Truman Dinner in Irvine - Photo: Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register (click Image for more photos)

Last week California Governor Jerry Brown signed two pieces of legislation the we want to take note of. Over the irrational objection of business groups, Brown signed AB 10 which will implement an increase in the state minimum wage. He also signed AB 701, settling the VLFAA dispute between the State and the County of Orange