Tag: labor unions

Catharine Baker (Flickt / CC / Cropped)

East Bay Times Endorses Republican Catharine Baker

The East Bay Times has endorsed a Republican for State Assembly: namely, attorney Catharine Baker, 45, who is up for reelection for the first time in the Bay Area’s 16th Assembly District — a tough reelection district for any Republican.

Santa Monica from the air (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

$15 Minimum Wage Coming to Santa Monica

The City of Santa Monica’s City Council voted on Tuesday night to approve a minimum wage ordinance that, if approved when it is presented for a second time in two weeks, would raise minimum wage for most businesses to $15 an hour by the year 2020.

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Top Silicon Valley Investor: Industries with Unions Are Ripe for Disruption

(Ferenstein Wire)—Silicon Valley is coming after unionized industries. A top investor in the Valley, Paul Graham, lit up Twitter, tweeting, “Any industry that still has unions has potential energy that could be released by startups. (I don’t mean in simply paying people less, but rather that industries afflicted by unions are sclerotic so have left lots undone.)”

Revolting Trade Unions Just a Part Of Everyday French Life

Burning tyres, blockaded roads, diverted traffic, dumped farm produce and militant workers marching arm-in-arm through busy city streets. These are the images of French unionism in revolt seen around the world as strikers try and draw attention to their cause. This

Long Beach Port (Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)

Teamsters Crank Up Labor Strife at LA, Long Beach Ports

Despite a continuing backlog of freight following the nine months of bitter labor strife between the Pacific Maritime Association and members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union(ILWU), who settled their disputes two months ago, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters has started a

Jeff Sessions: Help Low-Wage Workers By Controlling Immigration

Disgruntled, largely fast food, workers — spurred by labor organizations such as the Service Employees International Union — staged a rally this week calling for a $15-an-hour minimum wage. They insist the current economy is unfair to low-wage workers. But the real problem is immigration, both legal and illegal.