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  • Governor Brown Signs Employer Accountability Law

    Governor Brown Signs Employer Accountability Law

    • September 29, 2014

    Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1897 into law Sunday, inaugurating what the bill’s author, Roger Hernandez (D-West Covina) described as “landmark legislation . . . to protect hard-working Californians who often times do not have a voice in the workplace.” The bill was drafted in response to the growing practice of corporations, particularly agriculture-based

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  • Public Safety, Worker Protection Bills Advance to Governor’s Desk

    Public Safety, Worker Protection Bills Advance to Governor’s Desk

    • August 29, 2014

    In a victory for public safety over private profitability, Senate Bill 1019 passed the state Assembly and Senate with strong bipartisan consent on August 27 and 28. Known as the Consumers’ Right to Know: Flame Retardants in Furniture bill, the measure – introduced by Senator Mark Leno, (D-San Francisco) — requires upholstered furniture manufacturers to

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  • New California Bill Will Dispose of Abuse of Temp Sanitation Workers

    New California Bill Will Dispose of Abuse of Temp Sanitation Workers

    • August 19, 2014

    Imagine being a waste worker sorting through trash for recyclables with only tattered gardening gloves and being pricked by a used hypodermic needle. Under the current conditions of many recycling companies, you would be told, “Get back to work” and simply have to bandage your wound – sometimes with pieces of paper from a pile

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