Peter Dreier: Less than half a mile from where the Rose Parade route begins, near Millionaires Row, Pasadena becomes a city of low-wage workers, predominantly Latino and Black. Tens of thousands of residents struggle to meet their basic needs.
Sonia Singh: One way the center is trying to tackle the barriers that trap Black workers in low-wage jobs is by focusing on construction.
RJ Eskow: A new study from the International Monetary Fund concludes that unions reduce inequality and foster a healthier economy for everyone, mainly by preventing the wealthiest among us from keeping the fruits of a collaboratively created prosperity for themselves.
Rosemary Jenkins: They came—ready to march and chant, to pray and cajole. The message was clear: El Super cannot continue its heartless, self-serving, insensitive policies which not only negatively impact its workers but the safety of the community as a whole.
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.