March 7, 2018

Orange County

OC Register: Orange County transportation agency hires new firm to run 91, 405 express lanes

Virginia-based Kapsch TrafficCom USA won the 10-year contract for $42.3 million – $10 million lower than the other qualified bidder, according to OCTA.


Voice of OC: Westminster seniors & refugees protest closure of mobile home park

Park residents—most of whom are seniors and low-income—have been up in arms since Walsh Properties LLC, owner of Green Lantern Village, requested a land use permit from the city last year to convert the property from a mobile home park to other types of housing.

Voice of OC Podcast: On OC Episode 7: Disney worker discusses wages; trying to live in Orange County

A Disney worker talks about what it's like to work for The Mouse, including bouts with homelessness and wages that make it tough to live in Orange County.


Cal Labor Fed: Ground-breaking training prepares Local 1245 members to protect and defend the union

The training had two main focuses – providing the members with information, history and context regarding the threats against us, and giving them the opportunity to come up with personal and unique ways to articulate the union difference to others.


NY Times: Bricklayers think they’re safe from robots. Decide for yourself.

At a competition in Las Vegas, humans are holding off the future with trowel and muscle. But that may not last. Bricklayers are becoming increasingly hard to find nationwide. Despite rising wages, there’s a shortage of workers.


Sacramento Bee: Liberal plan to win back Congress hinges on California’s millennials

According to the Public Policy Institute of California, much of state’s record low voter participation in 2014 was due to abysmally low turnout among young people. The billionaire former hedge fund manager is aiming to reverse that trend in 2018.


Publication Date: March 7, 2018