Los Angeles Unified teachers march in solidarity in downtown Los Angeles in December. The teachers union there has set a Jan. 10 strike date.

In summary

Right-to-work forces take a next step, teacher unions threaten to walk out in L.A., an ag giant raises its pay, California mandates electric buses.

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