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Chico restaurant displays dynamism during California wage increase

Ian Hilton, Reporter // February 24, 2021

Restaurant owners John Dean and Lizzy Young repeat what many business owners say: they value their employees, they care about their employees and they wouldn’t have experienced such success without...

The Student Services Center us home to many student employment opportunities on campus, including the office where Sophia Graves works. Photo credit: Jessie Imhoff

California will increase minimum wage in 2020

Jessie Imhoff // December 10, 2019

Minimum wage is set to increase in California from $12 to $13 an hour starting Jan. 1, 2020.This increase only applies to employers with 26 or more employees. Employers with 25 employees or less will pay...

Photo credit: Kristina Judy

Minimum wage good where it is

Marrion Charissa Cruz // February 7, 2017
College students need cash, but not at this price.

Poverty affects college students too

Alex Horne // September 28, 2016

Work, school and paying bills. It's a common scenario. Many students at Chico State support themselves completely. Being a student and working is quite common on our campus, but unfortunately, for some...

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Cheating in college is OK

William Rein // May 17, 2016
And we shouldn't complain when other students cheat on their exams and homework.
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Minimum wage increase does more harm than good

Jeff Guzman // April 29, 2016
The new legislation from Gov. Jerry Brown to increase minimum wage may come from a place of good intention, but ultimately may not be the best option for low-wage workers.
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Chico is getting expensive

Alex Horne // April 28, 2016
Chico is getting more expensive, but how much? Why? And how to handle it?
The California minimum wage will have increased nearly $12 from 1979 to 2022. Photo credit: Michelle Zhu

Chico community reacts to minimum wage increase

Michelle Zhu // April 15, 2016
An increase in pay affects more than just the earners.
Rocky Chavez, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, graduated from Chico State in 1973. Photo credit: Grant Casey

Alum campaigns for U.S. Senate

February 3, 2016
Rocky Chavez, a Chico State alum, is running for the U.S. Senate.
Fourteen states passed legislature to increase their minimum wage in 2016. Infographic by Sean Martens Photo credit: Sean Martens

Minimum wage increase brings mixed reactions

January 25, 2016
An increase in California's minimum wage leaves the Chico State community with mixed opinions.
Kelsey Larson, Sutter Dining Hall and WREC employee, is a multiple subject credential program student. Photo courtesy of Nicole Santos.

Wages to increase for campus employees

Carly Plemons // November 8, 2015
Students with on-campus jobs can expect to see a pay bump in their checks starting next year.

New minimum wage a concern for A.S.

Enrique Raymundo // February 11, 2014
Associated Students Board of Directors ponders over employees who can work overtime when minimum wage increases.
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