On our radar this week


News about labor unions and the middle class worth a read…


  • Trade defeat is huge win for labor, Politico
  • How Walmart Persuades Its Workers Not to Unionize, The Atlantic
  • It’s time to make Prop. 13 fairer for homeowners, SacBee
  • Exposing the employment ploy at concert promoter Live Nation, LA Times
  • Kaiser Permanente, workers reach labor agreement, LA Daily News
  • [Vote No!] POLL: Will California’s public pension proposal go to voters? SacBee
  • Yes, Higher Wages Benefit Workers, UCB Labor Center
  • This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage — Now, His State's Economy Is One of the Best in the Country, HuffPo
  • Enforcement is not the answer to the migrant crisis, David Bacon
  • First & Spring Will L.A. put money behind wage theft crackdown? LA Times
  • New Retirement Ballot Proposal: The Language of Cuts, Capital & Main
  • The Unionization of Workers, From Media to Fast-Food, Indicates Real Change, NY Times
  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Care About Overtime, AFL-CIO
  • U.S. Shifts Stance on Drug Pricing in Pacific Trade Pact Talks, Document Reveals, NY Times
  • Bipartisan Agreement: Foreign Governments Pay Former Senate Leaders to Sell TPP, Observer

Resource alerts: 


  • PPIC: High Poverty Rate Persists
  • EDD Announces Online, Mobile Unemployment Insurance Services, EDD 
  • $34M available to enhance, expand innovation and accountability in workforce development programs, DOL

Have a great weekend!