Post Tagged with: "California"

Calif. on Verge of Enacting Paid Sick Leave and Pro-Temp Worker Laws

SACRAMENTO –California is on the verge of enacting a state-wide paid sick leave law and a second law that extends worker rights and protections to millions of temps and subcontracted workers, a top womens’ rights group and the state labor federation report. The state legislature cleared both measures in August and sent them to Gov. Jerry Brown (D), who is […]

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Radical Right Opens New Front in War on Schools via Calif. Anti-Tenure Ruling

 WASHINGTON (PAI)–The Radical Right, already known for its war on schools and unions – including teachers unions – through stripping workers’ collective bargaining rights, denying unions money to operate and sending taxpayer money to private schools, opened a new front: Denying teachers tenure and other legal protections.             That conclusion comes after Right Wing advocates cheered the June 10 ruling by […]

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California Judge Rules 5 Laws Governing Hiring and Firing Practices of Teachers Unconstitutional

On June 10th, California Judge Rolf M. Treu ruled in favor of the plaintiff’s in the case Vergara v. State of California reports POLITICO. The plaintiffs in the case were nine students who felt that they were put at a disadvantage and that their education suffered as a result of having poor teachers. The students claimed that the teachers did […]

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Food Contracts Cycle Underway Again for Southern Calif. Teamsters, UFCW

By Paul Mihalow Editor, The Southern California Teamster             LOS ANGELES –A historic core industry of the two major unions in Southern California, retail food, has begun its every-five-years-or-so cycle of bare-knuckle contract negotiations. First up, and going on right now, is the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) negotiations.  Next, in September, 2015, the […]

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Domestic Workers, Labor Win Bill of Rights in California

LOS ANGELES—With a final mass rally during the AFL-CIO Convention in Los Angeles and a lobbying blitz in the state capitol of Sacramento, domestic workers and union allies won California legislative votes for the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. The measure, approved 22-12 in the State Senate on Sept. 13, after prior approval in the Assembly, headed for Gov. Jerry […]

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