News &amp; highlights affecting working people this week: August 17-21




•   Why UC’s new ‘minimum wage’ falls short, SF Chronicle

•   Federal appeals court reinstates rules giving overtime, minimum wage to home care workers, US News

•   Child care workers to push for unionization, SacBee

•   Bay Area school districts scramble amid teacher shortage, SF Chron

•   A minimum wage arms race has broken out in the Bay Area, LA Times

•   Count the bad ideas in California pension overhaul proposal, LA Times

•   Garnishing California’s Future: New Bill Seeks to Curb Wage Seizures, Capital & Main

•   Pay raises remain elusive for typical American worker, but not for CEOs, LA Times 

•   Richmond Rosies Shatter World Record (it was so much fun!), Radio Free Richmond




•   Poll: Americans' view of labor unions improving, Politico

•   Racial Wealth Gap Persists Despite Degree, Study Says, NY Times

•   This is a terrible sign for McDonald’s, WaPo Wonkblog

•   How to Get Low-Wage Workers Into the Middle Class, The Atlantic

•   A Welcome New Yardstick for Measuring CEO Greed, Truth-Out

•   Remembering Day Davis – and Standing Up for Temp Workers, Coshnet