Legal observers worry a ruling against a California law could signal a willingness to undermine labor codes with ‘states’ rights’ arguments.
From the start a labor rule allowing union access to farmworkers in the field helped level the relationship between workers and growers.
Fresno, the working class capital of California’s San Joaquin Valley, remains a hardscrabble town with a history of radical activism.
Major endorsements arrive as critics worry the measure will be disastrous for California labor.
‘Monopolized’ author David Dayen decodes corporate control of modern life.
An organizing drive seeks higher pay and better funding and services for children and families who rely on subsidized child care.
“‘We need a society where anti-racism is hard-wired into every policy and practice,” says labor economist Steven Pitts.
Economist Stephanie Kelton sees danger in Democrats allowing history to repeat itself with the next recovery.
To break the corporate grip on our food, we need to stop looking to fields far away and look closer to home.
The Mayor’s Fund has raised $20 million to fund debit cards for impoverished residents hit hard by the COVID-19 economic crisis.
A community coalition employs an alternative approach at an Alabama bus plant.
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As pandemic-driven unemployment figures skyrocket, the once-unthinkable is being discussed: A universal basic income for Americans.
Americans stricken by COVID-19 face another pandemic threat: crushing medical bills.
California struggles to protect its health care workers as they fight the pandemic.
“How are you going to pay for it?,” a standard retort to Medicare for All, seems to have melted away. Today, how can we not pay for it?
Farmworkers may be considered “essential,” but the undocumented workers who pick the nation’s food are excluded from the CARES Act.
An eviction ban failed by a single vote when two council members recused themselves because of what they said were conflicts of interest.
Even as Californians are ordered to shelter in place, renters face the prospect of homelessness.
The economist says Republicans must stop pushing for a corporate slush fund in order to pass the emergency stimulus bill.
Los Angeles’ cleanup of a homeless encampment is met by protests from homeless residents and activists.