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  • Chris Holden, Which Side Are You On?

    Chris Holden, Which Side Are You On?

    • June 27, 2014

      On Wednesday, Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) thwarted an effort to raise California’s minimum wage. By abstaining, he helped kill a proposal to raise the wage to $13 an hour in 2017. Many of Holden’s constituents are wondering: Why? Is Holden one of those “corporate Democrats” that Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Cohn has recently exposed

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  • Breaking: Assembly Passes Bill to Hold Companies Accountable for Abuse of Temps

    • May 29, 2014

    This afternoon the California State Assembly passed Assembly Bill 1897, which would hold companies accountable for violations of workers’ rights committed by their labor suppliers. The bill, sponsored by Assemblymember Roger Hernandez (D-West Covina), passed 45-20. Gary Cohn recently wrote about AB 1897 for Capital & Main, noting that passage could have national implications for

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  • Who’s the Boss? Proposed California Law Would Rein in Abuse of Temp Workers

    Who’s the Boss? Proposed California Law Would Rein in Abuse of Temp Workers

    • May 27, 2014

    Unlike the Kelly Girls of years past,  today’s temp workers are just as likely to be hired to fill blue collar jobs as office positions, with one major caveat: the new “temporary” hires who pick crops, pack vegetables or clean hotel rooms can work at those jobs for years at the same company — and

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