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Calif. unions target Republicans on immigration reform

Thousands rallied outside the office of Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., in support of a comprehensive immigration policy.

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Today in labor history: California school workers organize union

On Aug. 9, 1927, 10 school custodians met in Oakland, Calif., to form what was to become the 230,000-member California School Employees Association, representing school support staff throughout the state.

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California labor moves to halt Walmart abuse

California labor and social justice groups are throwing down the gauntlet to Walmart during a two-week statewide tour to protest the giant retailer's abuse of taxpayers and workers alike.

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California launches innovative plan to expand voter registration

California's Secretary of State is designating the state's new Health Benefit Exchange, Covered California, as a voter registration agency under the National Voter Registration Act.

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Workers say city services are vital to public safety

 City workers gathered in front of City Hall April 2 with a message for City Council members starting to discuss a new two-year budget.

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Agreement reached in LA-Long Beach port clerical workers strike

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union said tentative agreement has been reached between ILWU Local 63's Office Clerical Unit (OCU) and 14 employers.

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Nurses strike, again, for patient safety and nursing standards

One-day strikes affected seven Summit hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area, involving up to 3,200 nurses and several hundred medical technicians.

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Koch Brothers try to kill California unions

Prop 32 would ban both unions and corporations from using payroll-deducted funds for political purposes in California.

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Biggest public worker union elects new president

"You provide the safe neighborhoods, you provide the good schools, you provide the hospitals. We owe you!" Biden declared.

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California hotel ordered to shell out $36,000 in back pay

An Embassy Suites hotel was found guilty of denying required paid rest breaks to seven of its workers, and has been ordered to pay each of them about $5,000.

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