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  • The CalChamber's 'Job Creators' List

    The CalChamber's 'Job Creators' List

    • April 22, 2015

    California’s Chamber of Commerce is best known for its Job Killers list, which the king of business lobbies uses to scare off state legislators from passing laws that might, among other things, protect workers from wage theft or force oil companies to pay extraction taxes. (In reality, the Job Killers list is more of a

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  • CalChamber's 'Job Killers' List Returns

    CalChamber's 'Job Killers' List Returns

    • April 14, 2015

    It happens every spring: The start of baseball season and the Chamber of Commerce’s assault on legislation designed to improve the lives of Californians – many of them our most vulnerable residents. The CalChamber lobbies against legislation year-round, of course, but brings out its biggest bat in the form of its Job Killer list –

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  • Wages: How Low Can You Go?

    Wages: How Low Can You Go?

    • September 2, 2014

    Whenever the subject of raising hourly pay to a livable level comes up in Los Angeles, you can expect two stalwart foes: The Chamber of Commerce and the Central City Association. They both represent business and they always argue that paying working people a wage they can live on will hurt business owners. I cannot

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