What snow does to Birmingham, Alabama?

Up North they can’t handle the heat! But in Birmingham, Alabama this is what happens when it snows like it did in 2013

Fun College Activities That Every Student Should Do

With a new and independent life in college, students sometimes look for ways to have fun and to be with their new college classmates. There are a lot of great ways to enjoy college life and here are some of these great college activities;

Watch a late night movie premier with your friends

New movies are released on an exclusive date and often times these are also seen during late hours of the day. But of course having your new friends along could make this even better. Movie premiers offer limited seating and thus you need to order your tickets as early as you can.

Get involved with volunteer and charity work

Now that you have more time to spare without anyone telling you to do so, you may devote some of your free time in helping others. You and your friends can go on a fun run, help in homeless soup kitchens and so many more.

Join a club that interests you

There are a lot of clubs and organizations that you can join when you are in college. These clubs could be anything; a singing group, dance troupe, book club, art club or computer clubs and so on. The choice is yours! You can join whatever group you like an enrich your dull college life!

Travel with friends

Again, now that you have more time on your hands you can now travel anywhere with your friends. What about a road trip to any state? Visit scenic spots and have photos taken with your friends. If you have a car, you can do this alone too but make sure that you plan ahead. Take all the necessary precautions so you won’t get into trouble like bringing maps, GPS, extra money and so on.

Get an extra job

College may also become expensive now that you have all these leisure activities. It could be difficult to get funds so why not take a job to make money? You can work in a fast food restaurant, in a convenience store or anywhere that interests you or you can be productive.

San Francisco Elections Promise $15 Minimum Wage

San Francisco is known to have the highest wage floor in the US and lately San Francisco Mayor, Ed Lee has mentioned a consensus measure that he would boost the city’s minimum wage to $15. This wage increase will reach full implementation before similar wage increases will be provided in Seattle. This significant wage increase will also have fewer exemptions.

Mayor Lee has announced this measure with the full support of the Board of Supervisors, various labor and community groups and representative of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.

Same measures are actually developing in other cities. Oakland, Berkeley and Richmond are also following suit basically due to higher costs of living in San Francisco and these locations as well.

Lee mentioned in one of his press conferences that “This is one of those great issues we can all unite around… the shared belief that someone who puts in a hard day’s work deserves a respectable wage.” According to Lee’s proposal, employers will need to comply to this measure no matter what the size of their companies. The companies also do not get credit for sick or healthcare pay that the company already provides. This proposal will result in $15 an hour by July 2018.

Supporters of this measure call it a boost to support the dignity of workers. The city obviously has the lowest unemployment rate of only 4.4%. Supporters are from different sectors of the community like the Service Employees International Union Local 1021. Members of the SEIU also backed a similar initiative in Oakland which is a boost of up to $12.25 an hour by March as well as mandatory payment for sick days by employers. City councils in Berkeley and Richmond are also developing their own version.

A lot of employers in the city are already taking different sides to the story. Some complain about higher operation costs while some have no choice but to follow the new measure once ti becomes implemented soon. There will be no doubt that employees will be receiving better pay and businesses will continue to boom. But does it really have to cost so much?