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...
  • LA TEACHERS GO ON STRIKE & OAKLAND MIGHT BE NEXT: AN ISSUES OVERVIEW

    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR Two school districts, Los Angeles Unified School District and Oakland Unified School District, are experiencing teacher’s union collective bargaining. The strike issues involve salary & benefits, class size, support staffing levels, and charter school caps. Many citizens do not know that charter schools are funded...
  • San Jose Minimum Wage Rises to $15 Today

    Office of the Mayor San Jose, Calif. – On January 1, 2019, the minimum wage within San Jose rose to $15 per hour – the culmination of an effort initiated more than three years ago to reach the minimum wage in cities throughout Santa Clara County at a rate faster...
  • NEGLECT YIELDS DISAPPOINTMENT – CONTINUED IT BECOMES RAGE AND ANGER

    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR    The working class of San Jose, CA often refuse to comment about local issues which have been neglected by City of San Jose Administration and its elected officials. On January 1, 2019 the official minimum wage becomes $15 per hour which equates to $31,200...
  • Senator Tony Mendoza’s Bill Prevents Wage Theft from California’s Workers

    Senator Tony Mendoza’s Bill Prevents Wage Theft from California’s Workers

    Governor Brown Signs SB 1342  Senator Tony Mendoza’s Bill Prevents Wage Theft from California’s Workers   Sacramento – A measure, SB 1342, authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) that would protect workers by paving the way for a statewide mechanism at the local level to fight wage theft, was...

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