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Organized labor circles Uber and Lyft in CA

  Labor groups have sought out relationships with Uber drivers, whom the company recently settled with, but has yet to classify as employees. “A day after Uber announced a $100 million settlement with some drivers in California and Massachusetts,  the Teamsters announced plans

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Chamber warns arbitration bill will kill jobs

When you take a job, should you be required to waive your right to have a future employment dispute adjudicated by the state labor commissioner or in civil court? That has increasingly become the case for job applicants. Forty-three percent

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CA Uber driver ruled employee

Navigating the choppy regulatory waters of America’s 50 states just became more difficult for Uber. The fast-growing startup that has roiled the taxi and livery industry was dealt an adverse ruling by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office. As the New York Times

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The L.A. Story: Picture worth far more than a thousand words

Can’t really beat this for succintness, can you? New Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti may think his slight standing up to the L.A. Department of Water and Power shows he’s independent. But the Aug. 22 edition of the Southern California

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Surprise! Unions, Legislature admit taxes kill jobs, then cut taxes

Aug. 17, 2012 By John Seiler The Democrats in the Legislature are backing Gov. Jerry Brown’s $8.5 billion tax increase, Proposition 30 on the November ballot. They’re saying it’ll increase jobs by “investing” in California’s future. But they’re also saying

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