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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The bare minimum

The bare minimum

Isabelle Kok and Jason Chu April 24, 2024

Effective on Jan. 1, 2024, California’s minimum wage increased from $15.50 per hour to $16.00, with Cupertino’s raised from $17.20 to $17.75. By the implementation of Assembly Bill No. 1228, beginning...

The tipping point

The tipping point

Dylan Nguyen and Sonia Verma October 28, 2023

Economics teacher and former chauffeur Pete Pelkey recalls his days as a limousine driver, where he once received a tip of 70 dollars and a bottle of champagne from a client. Generous tipping from customers...

Reviewing California laws passed for 2023

Reviewing California laws passed for 2023

Lillian Wang and Angela Zhang January 19, 2023
Hundreds of new statewide measures took effect on Jan. 1
Official flyer for the 2022 Cupertino minimum wage increase, Photo by Cupertino Wage Watch

Minimum wage increases as local businesses struggle with pandemic

Krish Dev, Website Editor January 24, 2022
Pandemic mitigates potential impacts
California laws go into effect in 2022

California laws go into effect in 2022

Melody Cui January 19, 2022
Examining statewide measures passed for this year
Minimum wage jobs show students that prioritizing jobs is as legitimate as other extracurriculars

Minimum wage jobs show students that prioritizing jobs is as legitimate as other extracurriculars

Shriya Deshpande March 10, 2017
Students having minimum wage jobs should be taken as seriously as sports, classes, and extracurriculars
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