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  • Grupos laborales trazan el siguiente movimiento a medida que pasa el proyecto de ley de trabajadores

    SACRAMENTO, California – Los conductores de Uber y Lyft y sus aliados en el movimiento laboral están instando al gobernador Gavin Newsom a firmar un proyecto de ley, AB 5, aprobado el miércoles 11 de septiembre, que reclasifica a decenas de miles de trabajadores contratados como empleados. La medida...
  • Labor Groups Plot Next Move as Gig Worker Bill Passes

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Uber and Lyft drivers and their allies in the labor movement are urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to sign a bill – AB 5 – passed Wednesday September 11, that reclassifies tens of thousands of contract workers as employees. The measure could give the employees access to minimum wage...
  • Equal Pay Bill Introduced to Battle Wage Discrimination

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The issue of equal pay for equal work is front and center in Congress this week as House Democrats reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act. It comes 10 years after President Barack Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which modernized and improved...
  • A Net Neutrality Bill Passes Key Committee, Heads to Full Assembly

    Suzanne Potter California Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A bill to restore net neutrality in California now goes to the full State Assembly after it passed a key committee on Wednesday unscathed. In June, the Communications and Conveyance Committee sparked an uproar when it eliminated some key protections, forcing lawmakers...
  • BAIL BOND REFORM: PASS SENATE BILL 10

    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR EO recommends that registered voters encourage their CA State Assembly elected representatives, both State Senators and Assembly members to vote YES to enact Senate Bill 10 Bail Bond Reform; Pretrial Release. As Section I documents, during 2016, 66% of County jail inmates were being detained...
  • Bill Introduced to Establish NorCal Wilderness, Help Prevent Mega-fires

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A new bill in the U.S. House would add to the Golden State’s protected wilderness and promote tourism. It also would authorize thinning forests to help prevent large forest fires. The Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation, and Working Forests Act, introduced by...
  • Iowa Republicans Pass Most Restrictive Abortion Bill in the Land

    Roz Brown Public News Service DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa is a signature away from the most restrictive abortion law in the nation. Republican lawmakers, who control the Iowa statehouse, passed a bill Wednesday that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is typically around six weeks...
  • Bill Would Protect California Desert Water Resources

    Eric Tegethoff California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A bill introduced Wednesday in the California Legislature aims to protect water resources in the state’s deserts. Assembly member Laura Friedman, D-Glendale, introduced Assembly Bill 1000, known as the California Desert Protection Act, to strengthen safeguards for desert groundwater so that...
  • State Senate Committee Presses Pause on 5G Wireless Bill

    5G wireless signals won’t be hitting CA just yet Suzanne Potter Public News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Opponents of a bill intended to smooth the way for the rollout of next-generation cell technology are cautiously optimistic – after a key committee put the measure on hold on Monday May...

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