Steven Mikulan: The 467,000 Californians who receive assistance from the state’s In-Home Supportive Services are breathing a little better, if not easier, now that a new budget has restored care cuts to the agency.
Steve Mikulan: There’s some early evidence that even in this bluest of states, the will of the electorate and its representatives is being thwarted, with or without ALEC’s direct involvement.
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.
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.
Steve Mikulan: If upheld, Vergara would erase nearly a hundred years of teacher protections meant to prevent unfair firings.
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.
Steve Mikulan: If Texas is, as Perry claims, luring so many jobs away from other states, that doesn’t make him a job creator – only a job thief.
Steve Mikulan: I just wonder how long it will take American Airlines to figure it can get away with charging grieving travelers extra.
Walmart Public Relations: Walmart’s can be revealed: Walmart is the greatest thing since penicillin.
Tom Bradley Documentary: This Thursday Goldfarb and Sotomayor will sponsor a free premiere screening of Tom Bradley’s Impossible Dream.
Randy Shaw tries to vaccinate readers against the chumminess between activists and the politicians they believe share their agenda .
Ted Mitchell — Another part of its agenda may be to gut the seniority rights and other job protections enjoyed by public school teachers.
Steve Mikulan: When Pete Seeger died Monday, he left behind a legacy of tolerance, optimism and an unbreakable faith in the common man.