President Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order creating a new classification of “policy-making” federal employees that could strip swaths of the federal workforce of civil service protections just before the next president is sworn into office.
The Federal Labor Relations Authority again overturned decades of precedent this week in a trio of decisions that collectively hamstring federal employee unions’ ability to negotiate with agencies.
A friendly reminder about a couple of important deadlines coming up: 1. 2 days left to be counted: The deadline to fill out the 2020 Census is this Wednesday, September 30th. An accurate Census count is important in determining representation in Congress and the state legislature, California’s share of federal funding, and businesses’ decisions about… [Read More]
It is not often that we have an immediate need and can make an immediate impact with legislation. But Assembly Bill 841, known as the Healthy Schools for a Healthy Recovery Bill, will help do just that. AB 841, written by Assemblymember Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, will make schools safer in the time of COVID-19,… [Read More]
Not surprisingly for a labor law proposed by the app-based companies, the measure would continue to give transportation and delivery services a powerful incentive to cut costs by assigning core tasks to nonemployees. This is a particular problem for workers who put in a significant number of hours per week on the apps’ platforms.
It’s National Voter Registration Day! Make sure that your voice, and your vote, counts this November. Register to vote today! It’s simple and takes just a few minutes. In California, you can register online at www.RegisterToVote.ca.gov, and in Nevada, you can register online at www.RegisterToVoteNV.gov.
In San Francisco, we know what it means to be concerned about workers. It means setting fair standards that all employers must follow, which protects the dignity and humanity of all workers. Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and Instacart want a permanent free pass so that they don’t have to abide by any of those standards. It’s… [Read More]
CCAs are here to stay — they have become part of California’s energy community and represent a huge portion of the energy consumed by the state. But with power comes responsibility. It’s past time that they begin living up to that role, and put our shared climate goals – not themselves – first.