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New report alleges work abuses by Apple’s Chinese suppliers

New report alleges work abuses by Apple’s Chinese suppliers

County payroll hikes stay ahead of population increases

County payroll hikes stay ahead of population increases

. Sierra County, tucked in the foothills once traversed by the Donner Party along the Nevada border, has seen its population dip 7 percent since 2010 to 3,000 souls. Meantime, though, the county’s payroll increased from $7 million in 2013 to $8 million in 2014, while the county’s top wage earner, former Sheriff John Evans, […]

Lawsuits up as state implements regs to stem slave labor

Lawsuits up as state implements regs to stem slave labor

Cal State union considers striking; seeks 5 percent raise

Cal State union considers striking; seeks 5 percent raise

Cal State University system hikes fees to offset tuition freeze

Cal State University system hikes fees to offset tuition freeze

California continues tussle with ex-offender employment

California continues tussle with ex-offender employment

Study: CA ranks last in spending transparency

Study: CA ranks last in spending transparency

By Steve Miller  

Dock strife boosted political spending

Dock strife boosted political spending

by Steve Miller . The work dispute between West Coast longshore workers and the major shipping companies may be headed for peace. But the most recent chapter of acrimony between the parties included generous political spending in Washington. The labor contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association expired in […]

CA bag ban initiative heading toward 2016 vote

CA bag ban initiative heading toward 2016 vote

The effort to repeal the state’s looming prohibition on plastic grocery bags is projected to have enough valid signatures to move the initiative forward, according to a random sample of the signees compiled by the California secretary of state’s elections office. , Republished with permission by Cal Watchdog.com , The sample accounting projects 589,439 voters would like to […]