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L.A. union leader wants exemption from new $15/hr wage

Just a week after the L.A. City Council voted in support of a $15 minimum wage, Rusty Hicks, the head of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor and co-chair of the “Raise the Wage” campaign, has requested that unions be

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Dock strife boosted political spending

The work dispute between West Coast longshore workers and the major shipping companies may be headed for peace. But the most recent chapter of acrimony between the parties included generous political spending in Washington. The labor contract between the International

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Anti-UFW farm workers seek help from Gov. Jerry Brown

SACRAMENTO — Roll over, Cesar Chavez, here comes Silvia Lopez. custom essay writing services Silvia Lopez is a quiet, thoughtful 15-year Gerawan Farming employee, and the de facto leader of thousands of Central Valley farm workers who have been protesting

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Legislating ‘justice for janitors’

June 7, 2012 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — California legislators are routinely approached by special interest groups to carry legislation—this is not news. The news is what that legislation is, and who it benefits. An Assembly Concurrent Resolution was in

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High-speed special interest halts bill

April 24, 2012 By Katy Grimes The Legislature appears to have killed one more attempt to reel in the out-of-control high-speed rail checkbook. But despite facts, numbers and alternatives to the nearly $100 billion project, Democratic lawmakers appeared to be

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