Assembly Bill 616 would have made it easier for California farmworkers to vote to unionize by allowing them to fill out and mail ballots as absentees.
Even as retail and hospitality workers see pay hikes, the wealthiest Americans got even bigger raises during the pandemic — widening income inequality even further.
Photojournalist David Bacon documents the harsh lives of farmworkers in the San Joaquin Valley.
Pressure and potential legislation in California could change Amazon’s approach to workforce protection and burnout across the U.S.
The bureaucratic battles over cart permitting have high stakes for Los Angeles’ 10,000 vendors.
Representatives could end what critics say is an outdated, “exploitative and discriminatory” legal framework.
As the state gradually emerges from the pandemic, an economic hangover lingers over the wine industry.
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.