Tag Archive for Minimum Wage

Council member Christina Shea tries to Censor Irvine Community News & Views

Christina Shea

After the last election, Irvine Republicans openly chortled about the Irvine Community News & Views, asking when this publication that was originally a slate mailer/newspaper, would publish again.  To their astonishment, Irvine Community News & News is still publishing and attracting advertisers. It’s also easier to find in Irvine than OC Weekly is.  But now…

Myths about Minimum Wage Leading into Irvine’s Living Wage Repeal Attempt

Minimum Wage Kitty

The Irvine City Council majority will almost certainly repeal the city’s Living Wage ordinance, first installed in 2007, which required contractors for city business who won contracts in excess of $100,000 to pay workers in Orange County between $10.82/hour (with benefits) or $13/hour without benefits.  The media coverage of the act is calling out Irvine’s…

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