SB 1399 sought to change how workers are paid in the underground Los Angeles garment industry. But this legislative cycle it failed in the face of strong business opposition.
We clean houses after wildfires and during COVID-19; domestic workers should be covered with safety protections by Cal/OSHA.
Ahora que Kamala Harris es vicepresidenta electa, el gobernador de California decidirá quién la reemplaza. Deje que el cabildeo se acelere.
The nation’s most populous state has become a case study in governing remotely as California legislators handle a shutdown, a pandemic and tanking economy.
Donna Insalaco had to lay off 40 of the 45 employees at Pizzaiolo, her gourmet pizzeria in downtown Oakland, after sales fell through a “black hole.” “A lot of tears,” Insalaco said, “All of us here live check-to-check.” Responding to a statewide call for restaurants to close their doors to dine-in customers, Pizzaiolo is now […]
Even by the last-minute, helter-skelter standards of the end of California’s legislative session, the past 24 hours were remarkable. It will go down in Capitol lore having culminated in the Senate’s emergency relocation, a woman’s arrest, and a senator’s morning-after visit to the doctor in accordance with “safety protocols for blood exposure.” At around 5:15 […]
AB 5 would upend longstanding employment practices that have seeped into the Democratic presidential debate about how workers should be treated, particularly in today’s gig economy.
Labor-backed gig workers bill heads to Newsom’s desk. Harris’ progressive record is nuanced. Trump focuses on homelessness.
The bill would expand Medi-Cal to low-income undocumented immigrants age 65 and older starting next July — and would inch California closer to covering all immigrants in the state illegally.
Lawmakers look to expand definition of sanctuary state, for immigrants and guns. Child poverty rates released. Aid-in-dying drug prescriptions decline.