The Failure of Berkeley's Living Wage Law 

The company that manages three public parking garages has underpaid its employees — and city officials, who have known about this for at least a year, have done little about it.

In June 2000, the Berkeley City Council enacted a living wage ordinance to ensure that businesses that have contracts with the city "pay their employees a wage that can support a family at, or above, the poverty level." Currently, that living wage…

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