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.)”

Teamster supports Donald Trump (Lee Stranahan / YouTube)

VIDEO: Teamster at GOP Debate Loves Donald Trump

SIMI VALLEY — Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump had an unexpected source of support outside the GOP debate Wednesday: a member of the Teamsters union.


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

Raiders Cheerleaders (Ric Tapia / Associated Press)

Brown Signs Labor Bill for Pro Sports Cheerleaders

On Wednesday, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill requiring professional sports teams to offer cheerleaders minimum wage, workers’ compensation, paid sick leave and rest breaks.


French Reject Striking Unionised Taxi Drivers And Flock To Uber Instead

French taxi-drivers have had a kicking from the free market as travellers reject the unionised, expensive traditional cabs and instead joined the Uber service in record numbers. French taxi drivers rioted against the insurgent Uber taxi app last week, inadvertently

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Phones It In For Fast Food Workers

Speaking to a gathering of fast food workers and voicing her support for a $15 minimum wage, Hillary Clinton said, “I want to be your champion” to the assembled group.

Ted S. Warren AP

Riots Break Out in Bay Area Under Union, Occupy, Baltimore Influence

Following in the Bay area tradition of Occupy, social justice, and union operative campaigns led by leftist community organizers, hundreds of protestors flooded the streets of Oakland on May Day eve, echoing rioters in Baltimore with progressively violent and destructive actions.

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

Protesters march in support of raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour as part of an expanding national movement known as Fight for $15 in Miami.

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.

Rick Scott (Wilfredo Lee / AP)

Florida Gov. Scott Recruiting Cal Shipping Companies After Strike

Florida Governor Rick Scott flew into Southern California and spent Sunday and Monday trying to lure away shipping and logistics companies from the Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and San Diego. When Governor Brown was asked by reporters at