Raise LA — Durveys that demonstrate the benefits of raising the minimum wage have as much chance as climate change papers.
Cutting California Pensions — AG Harris put teachers, police officers and firefighters in front as public employees who would suffer.
Austerity Budget — It’s too bad there isn’t some satellite imaging of how far the center has moved to the right in American politics.
Steve Mikulan: This Thursday the community coalition that opposed Walmart’s original entry into the historic neighborhood will be demonstrating against the mega-chain’s continued abuse of its low-paid employees.
Steven Mikulan: Last week’s announcement of a settlement between the state of California and two political campaign organizations linked to the Koch brothers fittingly coincided with the centenary of the first scientific explorations of Los Angeles’ La Brea Tar Pits.
Steven Mikulan: AB 1263 that Brown vetoed would have addressed California’s acute shortage of medical translators by permitting the state to spend $200,000 to gain access to $270 million in Affordable Care Act funds to create about 7,000 interpreter jobs within 10 years.
Steve Mikulan: McDonald’s and the others need people like me to flip their burgers, to wrap their fries – without us they can’t do a thing. Everything would shut down without us.
Steven Mikulan: McCutcheon, like Citizens United and virtually every other right-wing attempt to return the United States to its Gilded Age of conspicuous inequality, stakes its claim on the First Amendment — it’s all about free speech.
Steven Mikulan: The heady optimism that has traditionally led many Americans to believe we’re doing better than we actually are – a mirage consensus fed by television shows and movies featuring families who never seem to worry about money or employment – is eroding.
Steven Mikulan: Walmart’s potentially devastating impact on more than 30 mom and pops will have “a ripple effect” in Walmart, leaving many boarded-up stores that will scare off investors and tourists alike.
eptember’s shaping up to be another tough month for Martha Sellers. The Walmart cashier cleared $732 on her last twice-monthly paycheck but hasn’t paid this month’s $700 rent on her place in Bellflower. When she does, she’ll have to decide how much of the remaining $32 will be divided between food and gas to get […]
Steven Mikulan: Has the New York Times turned into a latter-day Daily Worker, or are labor conditions in America becoming so bad that even the national paper of record is demanding social justice?
Steven Mikulan: Labor 411 has expanded into both printed guides and a Web site that caters to socially conscious consumers in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Click on an item and information about both the manufacturer and the union that represents the company’s workers pops up.