March 12, 2018

Janus Case

The Mercury News Opinion: Fight for union workers is a fight for all Americans

In this case, workers’ right to band together to fight for the wages and benefits they’ve earned is under attack. We must all stand with them in this fight. This is about basic fairness. It’s about economic justice. And it’s about fighting for a better deal for all Americans.


Orange County

Voice of OC: Santa Ana district elections back on emergency agenda

Council members are scheduled to try getting the district elections on the June 5 ballot, despite it being rejected by the county Registrar of Voters after Mayor Miguel Pulido refused to sign the paperwork before last Friday's deadline.

Voice of OC: Candidates for OC’s four contested Congressional seats

The crowded field of candidates running for four Orange County Congressional seats narrowed slightly Friday, as several candidates failed to file paperwork by the 5 p.m. deadline for their names to appear on the June 5 primary election ballot.


OC Register: Southern California’s average pay hike? $2 a week

Bosses have been stingy with pay hikes throughout the recovery, even as a hiring spree continues and the supply of skilled labor has shrunk.



The Root: The tragic deaths of Robert Walker and Echol Cole sparked 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike

Their deaths sparked a revolution that would forever change the trajectory of the civil rights movement. But that day, they were just two men, working through the indignity of starvation wages and torturous working conditions to support their families.



OC Register: California Dream Project: Despite state’s immense wealth, middle class in decline

In California, some have risen to the upper class and others have slid down. “The key group leaving California is basically in their 30s, 40s and 50s tending to be making about $100,000 to $200,000 a year,” said researchers, citing Internal Revenue Service data.


Sacramento Bee: Caltrans is desperate to fill thousands of new jobs

Those positions run the gamut from maintenance to architects and engineers. It has so many jobs on such a tight time line that the department is trying to cut through some of the state civil service rules that govern who it can promote.


Publication Date: March 12, 2018