Jessica Goodheart: A local dispute over evictions highlights the emergence of a tenants movement that is pushing back against rapacious landlords and a nationwide housing affordability crisis.
Jessica Goodheart: The City Council is considering a ‘right to counsel’ program that could help curb evictions and homelessness.
Jessica Goodheart: Non-disclosure agreements have become a target for #MeToo advocates, since they bar women from discussing their stories of workplace sexual harassment. Proposed California legislation could change that.
The recent media spotlight on sexual harassment in Sacramento and Hollywood has created an opportunity to address the plight of low-wage workers. andra Pezqueda has racked up some victories recently, but she is not resting easy. She made the unlikely journey from dishwasher to Time magazine cover story, which featured Pezqueda inTime‘s 2017 Person of the Year issue for her role […]
Jessica Goodheart: In Robert Jimenez’s day, California was second only to Michigan in auto manufacturing, and homeownership was a much more attainable aspiration. “We are what’s left of the middle class,” he says.
Jessica Goodheart: Research that shows early childhood education can profoundly impact the future success of children. But early childhood educators are still chronically underpaid.
Jessica Goodheart: A Dodd-Frank rule requires Silicon Valley tech companies and others to reveal whether minerals in their supply chains fund conflicts in Central Africa. Why do some progressives oppose this requirement?
Jessical GoodHeart: According to Economic Policy Institute research, more than 67% of California’s non-union, private-sector workplaces are governed by mandatory arbitration agreements, compared to a national average of 54%.
24 Hour Fitness’ policies have brought the fitness chain in the crosshairs of the National Labor Relations Board, which has said the company’s employee arbitration agreements violate federal labor law.
Jessica Goodheart: While the eyes of most journalists and citizens have been fixed on Washington and Donald Trump, a Duke University professor warns, Charles Koch-funded groups and politicians are quietly lining up the state authorizations needed for a new constitutional convention.
Jessica Goodheart: The protections of a decades-old plant-closing law were small comfort to employees across the country who learned about the closure of 63 stores by email or locked doors.
Jessica Goodheart: 68 faculty members signed an October 28 letter that questioned the university’s handling of Fenwick’s complaint against Guerrero.
Jessica Goodheart: In order to address our environmental challenges, the ocean liner otherwise known as DWP must make a rapid turn away from imported water and fossil fuels toward a more local water infrastructure and clean energy resources.