Unions have historically played a role in improving wages and benefits by enabling workers to join together to negotiate with employers. Recent research finds a persistent positive effect of unions on members’ wages and household income (Farber et al. 2018). On their own, individual workers have little bargaining power with employers. When bargaining together, workers… [Read More]
On Wednesday, the A.C. Transit Board of Directors became the first East Bay government body to approve a resolution supporting labor in advance of the high court’s ruling.
Unfortunately, 2017 will not likely hold the record of California’s worst fire season for long. In future decades, wildfires will increasingly place Californians’ homes, livelihoods, and lives at risk. Many factors contribute to wildfires, but two in particular greatly contribute to increasing risk: climate change and growing development in the wildland-urban interface (WUI).
The inevitable consequences of unlimited liability for our environment, economy and communities argue most strongly for the need to reform inverse condemnation in California. Unlimited liability is simply unsustainable.
New York and New Jersey officials are pursuing an end-run around Janus v. AFSCME, a case that could give government workers across all states the option of declining to pay union fees even if they benefit from that union‘s contract negotiations.
California and Texas are two potential tight spots for power markets and energy reliability this summer, even as most regions appeared prepared to meet summer demand, staff of the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said Thursday.
A broad coalition commits to work with Gov. Brown and bipartisan legislative leaders to build a safer, stronger California by upgrading our energy grid, updating our laws and improving public safety investment FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Matt Dorsey email@example.com, 415-640-6288 SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A growing coalition of more than 300 organizations, individuals, labor unions, energy… [Read More]
The last time California tried to reshape its electricity market, it ended in disaster. The state’s bungled attempt at deregulation in the late 1990s led to market manipulation, soaring prices, blackouts, the bankruptcy of Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and the recall of Gov. Gray Davis.
Exposes “Up from the Ashes” as a Conspiracy to Deceive Legislators and the Public FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 3, 2018 Contact: Hunter Stern 415-517-0318 SACRAMENTO – Today, in a complaint filed with the California Fair Political Practice Commission, IBEW 1245 exposed a recently formed organization called “Up from the Ashes” as a front group designed to… [Read More]