Electric buses = more good, union jobs for low-income Californians

While the creation of new, clean economy jobs is booming, not all clean energy workers—particularly blue collar workers—thrive in these new jobs. Too often, many do not earn a living wage that can take care of their families; many do not receive healthcare benefits and many do not have adequate safety protections at work. Worse yet, people of color and residents from low income and disadvantaged communities do not always get access to these new jobs.

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Downtown LA Dignity Health Docs to Hospital: Where’s the dignity in taking away affordable healthcare for our families?

  Around 30 physicians and nurses rallied this week outside  California Hospital Medical Center, a Dignity Health facility. The hospital’s 24 Family Medicine residents organized a “Unity Break” and press conference during their lunch in response to the hospital’s proposal to increase healthcare costs for its employees by up to $2,100 a year, with an […]

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Major California Newspapers Join Call for Legislature to Act on Prescription Drug Transparency

Today, two of California’s largest newspapers joined the growing chorus in support of SB 17 (Hernandez), a vital measure to provide transparency in prescription drug prices. The LA Times and Sacramento Bee both editorialized in favor of the bill, which would require drug companies to provide advance notice before they jack up prices, introducing a level of transparency that’s on par with every other part of the health care system.

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