March 13, 2018
The directive to pursue legal action was made at an emergency City Council meeting Monday, and comes amid a dramatic back-and-forth over whether Santa Ana voters will decide whether to change how they elect City Council members in time for the next city election in November.
The month-long motel stay for the first group of homeless people relocated from the Santa Ana Riverbed ends Friday, a deadline that has hundreds of homeless people, county residents, volunteers and attorneys for the homeless wondering what comes next.
Money still has to be sent to escrow, the buyers’ loan needs to fund, the transaction still has to be recorded by the county, and there’s still a chance that something could happen to throw things off track.
Rain was also forecast in Orange County, along with highs of 63 in San Clemente; 65 in Newport Beach and Laguna Beach; 70 in Yorba Linda, Mission Viejo and Anaheim; and 71 in Fullerton and Irvine.
Unions give workers the power to improve their workplaces, and have a long history of creating lasting, progressive changes, from the institution of the eight-hour workday to health and safety regulations.
In the entertainment industry, everyone ignores the labor code,” said Christiane Cargill Kinney, an attorney at the firm LeClairRyan who focuses on employment issues within Hollywood. “There’s obvious reasons for that,” she said in an interview, “and it’s not exclusive to entertainment as far as the misclassification goes. But it is rampant.”
Other roles on movie sets also are filled with union members—from Electrical Workers (IBEW) to the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) to Laborers (LIUNA)—everywhere you look on set, you find working people who have joined together in union to negotiate a fair return for their work. Work that entertains and informs millions.
California is the chief reason America is the only developed economy to achieve record GDP growth since the financial crisis of 2008 and ensuing global recession, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
Publication Date: March 13, 2018