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UFW strong-arms its own employees 4

June 24, 2013 By Katy Grimes What would Cesar Chavez say? The iconic co-founder of the United Farm Workers union organized across California to improve farm laborers’ pay, benefits and working conditions. Cesar Chavez Day is a state holiday on

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Dem supermajority likely to pass pro-union SB 776 9

June 13, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — The Democratic supermajority promised to practice restraint when it assumed control of the state Capitol after last year’s November election, effectively marginalizing Republicans. But at a June 5 SEIU rally here I

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Corbett bill would end independent union audits 3

June 12, 2013 By Katy Grimes A bill written and sponsored by the union labor group State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, appears to be an effort to eliminate from monitoring and enforcing prevailing wage laws through independent compliance

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CA Dem lawmakers figuring out something rotten in CalPERS 8

March 19, 2013 By Chris Reed On Monday, the day that finally saw criminal charges filed over CalPERS’ brazen pay-to-play bribery scheme, there were signs that some Democratic state lawmakers finally are figuring out that believing California’s pension status quo

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Union delegation unexpected sight at GOP convention 14

March 4, 2013 By Mark Stefanos Leaders of the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association of San Diego County, a labor organization representing 2,200 law-enforcement officers, toured the California Republican Convention in Sacramento last weekend, attending sessions and meeting with elected officials. They

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