For millions in the Golden State, economic inequality brings a different kind of peril to daily life.
In the poorest state in the nation, a push to cancel federal support for those out of work.
As American wealth gets concentrated among a smaller number of cities and corporations, many communities are fighting to hold on.
The Farm Workforce Modernization Act would likely lead to enormous increases in the number of workers brought to the U.S. by growers.
The crushing defeat of an organizing drive at Amazon points to the formidable legal barriers facing America’s labor movement.
A unionization vote could have far-reaching consequences for Amazon and America’s labor movement.
Los Angeles must develop a food-vending cart that meets its health code — or change the health code, say street vendors and advocates.
A $15 per hour minimum wage increase was stripped from the economic stimulus package. But the fight to raise the wage has just begun.
Shoring up working conditions at the bottom of the economy will be a priority for state political leaders. A new report could shape policy.
Vons and other supermarkets will soon start replacing their delivery drivers with gig service contractors.
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.