Big Labor Sees Growth Potential In California Pot WorkersUnions have caught a whiff of a rare opportunity to organize a whole new set of workers as recreational marijuana becomes legal in California.
Deal Reached To Take California Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour; Some Restaurant Workers Fear For Their TipsCalifornia legislators and labor unions have reached a tentative agreement that will take the state's minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour, a state senator said, a move that would make for the largest statewide minimum in the nation by far.
In Spirit Of Labor Day, Obama Orders Federal Contractors To Give Employees Paid Sick LeaveCourting unions on Labor Day, President Barack Obama denounced Republicans for a "constant attack on working Americans" and said he was using his executive power to force federal contractors to give paid sick leave to their employees.
Ahead Of Supreme Court Hearing, OC Teacher Leading Fight Against Union Dues Speaks To CBS2/KCAL9Veteran Orange County elementary school teacher Rebecca Friedrichs was once a teachers union board member in her local district. Now, she doesn't hide the fact that she doesn't care for the union.
State, Teacher Unions File Briefs In Tenure-Ruling AppealIn briefs filed in the state's Second District Court of Appeal, attorneys for the state, the California Teachers Association and the California Federation of Teachers contend there was no "legal or factual justification" in striking down state laws on tenure and job protection.
Big Stars Asking Small Theaters To Allow Actors To Volunteer Their ServicesShould small theaters be forced to pay a minimum wage to actors?
2 Sides Keep Negotiating West Coast Ports ContractAs importers struggle to get their products from massive ships docking at West Coast ports onto store shelves, dockworkers and their employers continue negotiating a new contract.
NCAA On College Athletes' Hopes To Unionize: 'Student-Athletes Are Not Employees'Calling the NCAA a dictatorship, Northwestern's quarterback and the United Steelworkers announced plans Tuesday to form the first labor union for college athletes -- the latest salvo in the bruising fight over whether amateur players should be paid.
Study: On Screen Hollywood Loves The Gays, Off Screen Not So MuchA new study suggests the proliferation of gay and transgender characters in films and television shows has not prevented gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender actors from experiencing discrimination in Hollywood.
Walmart Workers, Community Supports Protest For Better Jobs, Higher WagesHundreds of Walmart workers and community supporters Thursday are expected to take part in a nationwide protest calling for improved jobs and better wages.
Mayor Garcetti, DWP Union Leaders Reach Agreement On New Contract An agreement has been reached between the city and the union representing workers at the Department of Water and Power, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Wednesday evening.
Opinion: Americans Failed Walmart WorkersAfter all the hype regarding Walmart employees’ discontent with their employer and the threat of a strike on Black Friday, the long holiday weekend was saw banner sales and virtually no protest at Walmarts.