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California Legislative Session: Raises Minimum Wage, Axes Corporate Tax Breaks, Passes Immigrant Protection

California Legislative Session: Raises Minimum Wage, Axes Corporate Tax Breaks, Passes Immigrant Protection
It's easy to be pessimistic about the future these days. Tea Party extremists threatened to push our federal government into default. In a host of states, anti-worker governors are hell-bent on gutting workers' rights while giving more power to corporate special interests. But in California, a decidedly different story is playing out. The end of the legislative session here brought huge gains to workers and their families that boost our state's economy and bolster the middle class.
origin Author: 
Steve Smith
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Don't Have a Strike, Man: City and BART Workers Close to Deal, Push Deadline to Tonight

Don't Have a Strike, Man: City and BART Workers Close to Deal, Push Deadline to Tonight
A major San Francisco Bay-area transit strike was averted for at least a day after two labor unions extended contract negotiations beyond a midnight deadline and agreed not to walk off the job Monday to allow more talks.
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Lisa Leff
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