Working people fighting for their healthcare

Take note, elected officials: working people are organized and ready to mobilize for our healthcare! With a President who took office insistent on dismantling the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) without any feasible replacement option, California’s working people didn’t waste a second to take action. Rain or shine, working people have turned out in record numbers throughout the state to send a clear message to their elected officials: don’t cut our healthcare!

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Who Gets Hurt if DACA Is Repealed? We All Do

As the new administration begins, immigrant workers around the country are fearful that President Donald Trump will follow through with his campaign pledges to deport millions of members of our unions and our communities and that he also will strip away basic protections for immigrants who were brought to our country as children. 

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The Status of Gender Inequality and the Wage Gap Today

Gender equality is not just a woman’s fight, it is everyone’s fight. While women make up fifty percent of the world’s population, studies show women still struggle for full economic and social equality. Hindering the progress of fifty percent of people results in an enormous loss of not just productivity, but economic growth. A major obstacle to all women achieving economic justice is the ever persistent “gender wage gap”, the difference in the average salary earnings between females.

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What if Betsy DeVos Were Your Boss?

Betsy DeVos was nominated as secretary of education, and hearings for her nomination are currently underway. As reporters and pundits are examining DeVos’ record, we thought it would be interesting to imagine what it would be like to actually work for DeVos. This is speculative fiction, of course, but based on the things she’s said and done over the years (click on the link after each entry to read more about DeVos and that topic). But here’s what we think it could be like to work for DeVos.

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New Report Shows CA Minimum Wage Improving Lives of Working People, Doesn’t Come at Cost of Jobs

Despite the hysterical rhetoric from Republicans and corporate CEOs, California’s minimum wage increase isn’t costing our state jobs. In fact, jobs are growing and workers’ lives are improving because of the minimum wage hike according to a new report by UC Berkeley economists.

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Local 2010 ULP Strike Makes Waves Across California

Yesterday, thousands of UC clerical, administrative and skilled trades workers stood together to strike at every UC campus, medical center, and the Lawrence Berkeley Lab. Our strike, pickets and rallies were extremely effective at bringing our message to the public and showing the University our power and our worth.

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