Posts Tagged: labor

Opinion

Restore benefits for IHSS care workers

OPINION People who use IHSS, their advocates and the legislature asked: Where are the 40,000 new people ready, willing, qualified and able to do this work, at low pay, with no sick time, no vacation time and usually no health benefits – to take the places of the people already doing the work – some of them for decades?

News

Proposed initiative targets ‘dark money’

The state’s elections officer on Tuesday cleared the way for the measure’s backers, led by organized labor, to circulate petitions for signatures of registered voters. The proposal needs the signatures of 504,760 voters to qualify for the November ballot. The deadline to submit the signatures to election officials is July 10

Opinion

ACA: ‘Mom and Pop’ firms shunned

OPINION: Sadly as we witness the Affordable Care Act unfold, we’re seeing the exact opposite. We’re finding “mom and pop” small businesses – indeed, our leading job creators – not just marginalized, but much of the time left out of the discussion altogether.

News

Labor, charter cities clash over prevailing wage

Millions of public dollars and thousands of jobs are on the line, but the impact of the prevailing wage on municipal projects is more than the price tag.

 

It’s also about the constitution – and fairness.

 

At issue is a requirement that cities and local governments pay the prevailing wage when they build

News

CalPERS panel OKs 50 percent employer rate hike

A CalPERS committee yesterday approved raising employer rates roughly 50 percent over the next seven years, replacing actuarial methods that kept rates low during the recession with a new goal of full funding in 30 years.

 

The actuarial method approved by the benefits committee on a 5-to-2 vote, with some labor unions urging a

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