Raising the Minimum Wage for Working Men and Women in California and the Rest of America

Billionaire Tech Star Peter Thiel, Big GOP Donor, Says Time to “seriously Consider” $12/Hr Minimum Wage (VIDEO)

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Here’s more evidence that progressives and conservatives may find common ground on a key issue — billionaire tech star Peter Thiel, the San Francisco-based PayPal co-founder who’s given millions to GOP causes, leans toward supporting the idea of boosting the minimum wage to $12 an hour.

Thiel offered his views on the ballot initiative by GOP conservative activist Ron Unz, which would raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour in 2015 and $12 in 2016.

Our SFChronicle/SFGate.com Shaky Hand Productions cam caught Thiel after a packed fundraiser Thursday night in San Francisco for Fwd.US, the immigration reform advocacy group founded by Mark Zuckerberg and his Harvard roommate Joe Green.

We asked him what he thinks of the Unz effort. Here’s his answer — along with some scenes from his sold- out debate Thursday with author Andrew McAfee at Dropbox headquarters:

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