The Picture of Dorian Schwarzenegger

Schwarzenegger Gets Framed

*+-Steve Mikulan: In his policy initiatives it was clear Schwarzenegger’s elbow always rested heavily on the scales in favor of corporations and wealthy individuals. There was also a streak of mean-spiritedness.

Grocery Workers’ Vanishing Horizons

grocery store worker wages

*+-Steve Mikulan: The three percent of the state’s private-sector workforce that is involved in selling groceries is finding it more difficult to buy food. Nearly a third of this industry’s workers depend on state assistance such as CalFresh or MediCal to meet basic nutritional and health care needs.

Lien In: New California Bill Seeks to Curb Wage Theft

Curb Wage Theft

*+-Steven Mikulan: Few things say “class war” more eloquently than wage theft, the practice by unscrupulous businesses of short-changing their employees by undercounting work hours or shaving off time for breaks that were never taken.