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Labor's Edge: Views from the California Labor Movement

Labor's Edge Articles by Rachel Warino


5/18/16

California Workers Deserve Reliable Schedules

Senator Leyva introduces The Reliable Scheduling Act to bring stability to families across California

By Rachel Warino

 

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5/6/16

Janette Reid just received a layoff notice from UC Berkeley after dedicating 30 years to the UC

By Rachel Warino

Imagine dedicating 30 years of your life to one employer, then one year away from retirement getting handed a layoff notice. It feels so wrong on such a visceral level but it just happened to Janette Reid.  Janette had worked for the University of California Berkeley Molecular & Cell Biology Department and was the first administrative support worker to receive a layoff notice.


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4/12/16

It’s 2016. We will not wait for equal pay

By Rachel Warino

“We’re sick of being treated like second-class citizens. It wears on you after a while. And we are done with it.”

On the fifty-third anniversary of the Equal Pay Act being signed into law, I wish I could tell you this quote is just an insightful throwback to a less just era and that we have since moved on to conquer the gender pay gap. Unfortunately I can’t because no, we haven’t.


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3/31/16

On Cesar Chavez Day, Workers Make History: $15 minimum wage headed to the Governor for signature!

By Rachel Warino

“There’s no turning back. We will win. We are winning because ours is a revolution of mind & heart” – Cesar Chavez


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3/30/16

New UC Berkeley Labor Center Study Shows the Impact of Raising the Wage in California

Hint: raising the minimum wage is good for everyone

By Rachel Warino

 

Historic legislation to raise the wage in California to $15 an hour would be an economic boost to workers and California’s economy, according to a new study released by the UC Berkeley Labor Center. According to researchers, slowly hiking minimum wage to $15 would benefit 5.6 million Californians.


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3/22/16

We’re standing together to put an end to surprise medical bills

Last year’s biggest legislative battle on healthcare to return

by Rachel Warino

“When Sarah had a baby in June 2015, she researched her options and chose an in-network hospital. She ended up having an unplanned C-section and was surprised when she received a $1,050 bill for the out-of-network anesthesiologist. “I'm grateful that my baby girl is healthy and that my delivery went well, but I had no idea the anesthesiologist would be out-of-network and not covered by my insurance. That unexpected additional $1,050 bill was a burden on our budget”


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3/16/16

2016 Joint Legislative Conference Showcases a Union Strong California

by Rachel Warino

More than 500 union members, leaders, and activists met in Sacramento this week to plan and execute a shared agenda to raise standards for all working people in California. The conference theme: Union Strong. In California, Union Strong means a path to the middle class and the American Dream for all.


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3/8/16

On International Women’s Day, Liz Shuler Highlights TPP’s Negative Impact on Women

By Rachel Warino

March 8th is recognized worldwide as International Women’s Day (IWD). This is a day meant to celebrate the contributions of women to their communities across the world and to continue our fight for global equality.  

 


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2/18/16

Teamsters Union Denounces Corporate Greed, Demands United Airlines Deliver Fair Contract

by Rachel Warino

Tomorrow Teamsters Aircraft Mechanics are standing together to join a nationwide day of action against United Airlines. Over 93% of the 9,000 mechanics nationwide voted to reject United Airline’s final offer and to authorize a strike. Teamsters in California will punch out for their lunch break and rally outside San Francisco International Airport to show solidarity with their coworkers across the country.


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