April11, 2018

Orange County

OC Register: Making a difference for women in the workplace – Jennifer Beuthin and Todd Spitzer

The county still doesn’t have a policy aimed at protecting workers in the event there is a romantic relationship in the workplace between a subordinate and a manager. Far too often, these relationships end badly for rank-and-file workers, who are sometimes transferred or fired when the relationship doesn’t work out.

 

Voice of OC: Gov. Brown Oks extensions for National Guard Armory homeless shelters

The move comes as county officials scramble to find enough shelter beds for people displaced from the Santa Ana riverbed and people who are being moved from the Santa Ana Civic Center.

 

OC Register: Mayors of California’s 10 biggest cities – including Anaheim and Santa Ana – to ask state for $1.5 billion for homeless issues

The state money would be offered as a dollar-for-dollar match for local funds and would be used for emergency shelters and permanent housing, rent assistance, case management and other services.

 

Labor

Cal Labor Fed: New Report Details Harmful Effects and Pervasive Nature of Forced Arbitration Among Women and African American Workers

Under forced arbitration, workers are required to sign an agreement as a condition of getting a job that essentially waives all their rights. Sexually harassed? Good luck navigating a forced arbitration system the employer controls to get any semblance of justice.

 

Nation

Newsweek: Tax cuts didn’t benefit U.S. workers, made rich companies richer, analysis finds

A new analysis of all Fortune 500 companies found only 4.3 percent of workers will receive a one-time bonus or wage increase tied to the business tax cuts, while businesses received nine times more in cuts than what they passed on to their workers.

 

OC Register: Facebook problems ‘my mistake,’ Zuckerberg will tell Congress

“It was my mistake, and I’m sorry,” Zuckerberg added, according to a copy of the prepared testimony ahead of his appearance in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday. “I started Facebook, I run it, and I’m responsible for what happens here.”

 

Publication Date: April 11, 2018