Peter Dreier: The 28-year old Almada was invited to the White House because of her leadership role in the union drive at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California, where she began working in the intensive care unit (ICU) in 2011, right after she graduated from nursing school.
As religious leaders serving the Pasadena community, we bear witness to the everyday struggles of the working poor. While Pasadena is the home to great institutions and enormous wealth among its residents, we also see unbearable suffering among poor families, including many children.
White House Invites Nurse Fired for Speaking Out at Huntington Hospital to National Summit on Worker Voice. end-off Press Conference Planned Monday at Pasadena City Hall
Danny Feingold: Will the UC system be held to a higher standard on one of the defining issues of our time?
Julie Gutman Dickinson: In the age of rampant income inequality, the overhyped promises of the sharing economy are running headlong into a growing desire by Americans for a caring economy.
his declaration is no joke or exaggeration or distortion of the truth! I know many of you have read about this new law before regarding illness pay (or have heard it reported in the news). Nevertheless, this article is by no means redundant, so please read on. As of July 1st of this year, each […]
o I work at the market where you shop and I have a fever, am constantly coughing and sneezing, have diarrhea to boot, and am touching your food throughout the stocking and/or check-out process. Sounds like a place you would want to patronize?! I think not, but that is exactly what you are doing nearly […]
Berry Craig: If you pack a union card like this lifelong Kentuckian does, you ought to thank your lucky stars for liberals like Hubert Humphrey. If it were up to conservatives, we wouldn’t have unions.
Bill Raden: SB 501 quickly ran afoul of the powerful California Bankers Association and debt-buyer lobbyists.
Peter Dreier: I found it both amusing and disconcerting that Antonovich, who has served on the powerful Board of Supervisors for 35 years, and who will be leaving office next year because of term limits, would engage in such mean-spirited and petty tactics.
Joann Lo: The Food Chain Workers Alliance calls on the Los Angeles City Council to adopt the Healthy Farms to Healthy Families Resolution in support of the proposed federal bills Protection of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act and Prevention of Antibiotic Resistance Act.
Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer: With the landmark case Friedrichs v. California Teacher Association scheduled to be taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court soon, organized labor is bracing itself for a possible crippling blow.
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.