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Domestic Worker Bill of Rights passes the CA Senate

September 12th, 2013 · No Comments

A bill that would give housekeepers, nannies, and elder care workers overtime passed in the California Senate on Wednesday. The Domestic Worker Bill of Rights law, known as AB 241,  passed in the California Assembly in May. Last year Governor Brown vetoed similar legislation because he felt that extending overtime was too costly. According to [...]

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Tags: Labor Relations

The Latest Corporate Sponsorship Criticism in the Latino Political Sphere

June 1st, 2012 · 7 Comments

The corporate sponsorship of Latino civic organizations has been covered before on this site. Specifically, beer company sponsorships are popular with the traditional Latino organizations. A few years back, I even wrote about how the beer companies are so invested in cultural holidays such as Cinco de Mayo. Well, this time the United Farm Workers [...]

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Tags: Civil Rights · Labor Relations · Substance Abuse and Latinos

UFW Dealt a Blow in Sacramento as Gov. Brown Vetoes Farmworker Bill

June 29th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Remember how Governor Jerry Brown liked to bring up his days working with Cesar Chavez and the UFW in the 70s during his heated campaign with Meg Whitman last year? Well it seems that those ties with the UFW under current President Arturo Rodriguez aren’t as strong as they were back in the day when [...]

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Cesar Chavez & the Military Industrial Complex?!

May 19th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Supposedly the two years Cesar Chavez spent in the Navy were the “two worst” years of his life, but the Navy went ahead and named a ship after him anyway. You can read my comments about that in a piece linked here. I’m rarely on the side of Rep. Duncan Hunter, but I have noticed [...]

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Tags: Labor Relations · Latino History

New Data Released Today on Latinos in the Workforce

March 31st, 2011 · 3 Comments

Earlier today, I was on a press call with Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, and she and her chief economist discussed some new statistics on Latinos in the workforce. She was also joined by Cecilia Muñoz, the director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House. Here are some key stats that were shared: In 2010, [...]

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Tags: Economics · Education · Immigration · Labor Relations · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

Teacher Data Reports: The Right Intentions & Wrong Strategies of New York’s Teachers Union

February 1st, 2011 · 5 Comments

By Jude Soto In New York City, the United of Federation of Teachers (UFT) has another fight on its hands. On January 10, a judge denied the United Federation of Teachers request to block the release of Teacher Data Reports under the Freedom of Information Act. The union’s response has been expected, appeal the ruling [...]

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Tags: Education · Labor Relations · Media

What Did You Major In?

December 8th, 2010 · 12 Comments

By Matthew Stieglitz This piece was inspired by a comment on my last blog post about abolishing Chicano Studies departments because “they doom aspiring minorities to a lifetime of poverty.” It reminded of the time-honored American tradition of emphasizing the necessity and superiority of certain fields over others. You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone [...]

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Tags: diversity · Economics · Education · Immigration · Labor Relations · Latin American Foreign Policy · Latino History · Media · Mexico · racism

From Enemy of Latinos to Leader of New York City Schools: Cathie Black’s Shameful Human Rights Record

December 2nd, 2010 · 7 Comments

By Jude Soto In spite of the numerous protests against her appointment, this week Commissioner of the New York State Education Department, David Steiner, confirmed Cathie Black as Chancellor of New York City Public Schools. That sadness I am feeling as a school teacher, that my boss is someone who lacks a background in education [...]

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Tags: Education · Labor Relations