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Living Wage

San Diego's living-wage law was a hard-fought victory, narrowly approved in April 2005 by a City Council that, only a few years earlier, had finally achieved the majority needed to pass the law. more

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CityBeat sat down with Cohen to talk about what he learned from five years of lobbying city leaders on a living-wage policy, whether the ordinance represents a new direction for San Diego politics and why it's become so difficult for worker... more

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A March 16 memo from Mayor Dick Murphy to Deputy Mayor Michael Zucchet not only gets Zucchet's title wrong (he's referred to as Councilmember, not Deputy Mayor), but also misspells his last name: Zuchett. more

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A little more than a dozen San Diegans began their Labor Day weekend listening to a feisty fiscal conservative and two social activists spar over whether their city should be obligated to pay its workers a livable wage. more

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