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Gerawan Farming settles 2013 labor charge with UFW By Robert Rodriguez, October 24, 2016, Fresno Bee Gerawan Farming, the United Farm Workers union and the Agricultural Labor Relations Board have entered into a settlement agreement over a 2013 charge that the Fresno County farming company violated state labor law. The Fresno County tree fruit […] Continue […]

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The state government pension crisis: You will be made to care By Chuck Devore, October 11, 2016, Washington Examiner California Gov. Jerry Brown just signed SB 1234, a bill that establishes the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Trust, a state-run retirement fund for 7.5 million Californians. All firms with more than four employees […] Continue […]

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Gap Co-Founder Doris Fisher Is Behind the Charter School Agenda By Joel Warner, September 27, 2016, Capital & Main As co-founder of the Gap, San Francisco-based business leader and philanthropist Doris Fisher boasts a net worth of $2.6 billion, making her the country’s third richest self-made woman, according to Forbes. And she’s focused […] Continue […]

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Freedom Foundation Serves Notice in California with Union Opt-Out Ads

Editor’s Note:  This press release from the Washington state based Freedom Foundation should be welcome news to anyone who questions the right of unions to compel membership. After years of activity in Washington and Oregon, they have moved into California to assist home caregivers who do not wish to be part of a union. We […]

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California Farmworker Overtime Changes Cheered By Union By Drew Bollea, August 29, 2016, CBS Sacramento Statewide rules regarding farmworkers’ overtime pay passed in the legislature on Monday. Assembly Bill 1066 reshapes the pay structure for farm laborers. While many farmworkers are celebrating a victory, others, including politicians, farmers, and farmworkers aren’t so sure.  “We’re […] Continue […]

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In Show of Force, Fight for 15 Plots Its Political Path By Justin Miller, August 16, 2016, San Francisco Chronicle The Fight for 15’s first-ever national convention convened in Richmond, Virginia, this past weekend attracted diverse groups of low-wage workers from across the country in a stunning demonstration of the movement’s continued strength […] Continue […]

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California’s Ed Reform Wars By Rachel M. Cohen, August 2, 2016, The American Prospect This past April, the California Court of Appeals unanimously struck down the controversial Vergara v. California decision, in which a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled that five longstanding teacher protections—including a two-year probationary period for new teachers […] Continue […]

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Does California shutdown mean the end of nuclear power? Not so fast. By Jessica Mendoza, June 28, 2016, Christian Science Monitor When California’s largest electric utility announced last week that it would close the state’s last operational nuclear power plant, supporters were quick to call the moment a potential game changer for America’s […] Continue […]

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In Step with California’s Evolving Energy Policy, PG&E, Labor and Environmental Groups Announce Proposal to Increase Energy Efficiency By Pacific Gas and Electric Company, June 21, 2016, Business Wire Reflecting California’s changing energy landscape, PG&E today announced a Joint Proposal with labor and leading environmental organizations that would increase investment in energy efficiency, […] Continue […]

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$450K Cap Proposed on Hospital CEO Salaries in California By Michelle Leming, June 14, 2016, NPQ One of America’s largest labor unions is taking a third attempt at capping hospital CEO salaries. The latest proposal by Service Employees International Union (SEIU)-United Healthcare Workers West would give authority to the California attorney general’s office […] Continue […]

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Labor unions, environmentalists are biggest opponents of Gov. Brown’s affordable housing plan By Liam Dillion, May 24, 2016, The San Diego Union Tribune Powerful opponents have emerged to fight Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to streamline affordable housing development — and their main reason isn’t about building homes. A coalition of labor and environmental organizations […] Continue […]

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