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Welcome to Striketober

Good morning, California. It’s Friday, October 15. Burnout + deadlines converge Employee burnout and resistance to vaccine mandates are colliding across California, leading to strike authorizations, walkouts and worker shortfalls in health care, education, transportation and logistics, hospitality, retail, entertainment and law enforcement. This week, nearly a third of California hospitals reported critical staffing shortages […]

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EDD to start auto-paying unemployment benefits

Desperate times call for desperate measures. With hundreds of thousands of jobless Californians waiting more than three weeks for the state Employment Development Department to process their claims, the agency announced Thursday that it will start automatically paying benefits to claimants who have already cleared fraud filters and verified their identity and who continue to […]