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California Minimum Wage; Help Us Increase It to $13 / Hour
Business  (tags: minimum-wage, labor, California, health, families )

Demo
- 152 days ago - act.democracyforamerica.com
The California Senate has approved a measure to raise the minimum wage in the state to about one half of what it would be if it had been tied to inflation at inception, yet still about double the current federal rate; $13 / hour by 2017. Sign and help us!
World's Largest Solar Thermal Plant Opens For Business
Business  (tags: Solar Power, solar energy, solar industry, clean energy, California, google )

Stefanie
- 257 days ago - ecowatch.com
Ivanpah will generate 392 megawatts for the California grid--enough to power 140,000 homes in the state.
California Governor Signs Bill Raising Minimum Wage to $10/H
Business  (tags: #minimumwage, #livingwage, California, Gov Jerry Brown, $10H, labor, workers, workers rights, wages, cost of living, income, economic injustice, wealth inequality )

Brian
- 398 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
Calling it a "matter of justice," Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a bill that will raise California's minimum wage to $10 an hour within three years, giving the state one of the highest rates in the nation.
Despite Big Bank Threats, City Approves 'Eminent Domain for the People'
Business  (tags: Richmond, California, City Council, 'eminent domain' laws, 'underwater mortgages', Green Party Mayor, Gayle McLaughlin, fight with Big Banks, dmaging mortgage loan policies )

Judy
- 412 days ago - commondreams.org
Richmond, Calif. approves measure to seize 'underwater homes' in order to write-down mortgages and save homeowners.
Wal-Mart Pleads Guilty in Hazardous Waste Case
Business  (tags: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., guilty plea, illegal dumping, California, Missouri, fertilizers, pesticides, hazardous products, $81.6 million fine, 10-yr. investigation, 32 environmental groups, 20 prosecutors )

Judy
- 518 days ago - chron.com
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will pay $81.6 million after pleading guilty on Tuesday to criminal charges of improperly disposing of fertilizer, pesticides and other hazardous products that were pulled from stores in California and Missouri because of damaged...
California Braces for Black Gold Rush
Business  (tags: Bureau of Land Management, California, Environmentalists, Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing, Monterey Shale, Oil, Russia, Saudi Arabia, USA )

Judy
- 613 days ago - mining.com
Experts believe the Monterey Shale could turn CA into the US's top oil-producing state, yielding riches like smaller deposits have in ND and TX. Companies are quietly buying up mineral rights, and drilling holes in the ground northwest of Bakersfield.
Defend Walmart Warehouse Workers | TAKE ACTION!
Business  (tags: Walmart, Chino, California, warehouse workers, lawsuit, wage theft at Walmart supplier, CEO Mike Duke, petition )

Judy
- 615 days ago - thenation.com
Use The Nation's activism tool to implore Walmart CEO Mike Duke to stand with the Walmart warehouse workers in Chino. Then head to WarehouseWorkersUnited.org and add your name to their petition.
Kern County Farmers Take on Oil Industry, California
Business  (tags: California, farmers, "unrestricted drilling ordinance", oil companies, environmental waivers, Venoco Inc., California Environmental Quality Act, CEQA exemptions, full review of environmental harm, Gov. Brown favors exemptions )

Judy
- 696 days ago - latimes.com
California's largest oil-producing county long ago passed an 'unrestricted drilling' ordinance. But now Kern farmers are fighting environmental waivers granted by the state.
Action Alert: Stand With Walmart Workers on Strike
Business  (tags: wal-mart, strike, California, Illinois, Warehouse Workers For Justice, United Electrical Workers, rights, safety, health, activists, organize, protest, boycott Walmart, corporateactionnetwork.org )

Brian
- 750 days ago - corporateactionnetwork.org
Sign the letter letting the Walmart workers know you stand with them and telling Walmart that those workers have our support!
Tell Walmart to Listen to Workers on Strike and Treat Employees Fairly - TAKE ACTION!
Business  (tags: labor, strikes, Walmart, Pico Rivera, California, Petition )

Judy
- 752 days ago - forcechange.com
As the nation's largest retailer, Walmart can certainly afford to pay its employees a respectable living wage and put them to work in a safe environment.
Five Ways Privatization Degrades America
Business  (tags: Atlanta, California, Chicago, Department of Education, The Illinois Public Interest Research Gr, United States )

Judy
- 805 days ago - nationofchange.org
A grand delusion has been planted in the minds of Americans, that privately run systems are more efficient and less costly than those in the public sector.
Keep UFW Heat Bill Advancing ACTION
Business  (tags: farmers, California, work conditions, UFW, business, corruption, ethics )

Nancy
- 896 days ago - action.ufw.org
Farm workers are dying from heat. In fact, since California issued its landmark 2005 regulations to keep farm workers from dying of extreme heat, preventable farm worker deaths are still occurring at a similar pace as before.
Farm Workers Are Marching to Sacramento. Join Them Virtually By Signing Their Petition TODAY.
Business  (tags: farm workers, US, Jerry Brown, California, ethics )

Nancy
- 1161 days ago - action.ufw.org
Treatment For Farm Workers Now" will end on Sept. 4th, Labor Day weekend, at the State Capitol. If you're in California, please consider joining workers for one of the days of the march.
This Summer Two Farm Workers May Have Already Died From the CA Heat. Tell Gov. Brown Enough Is Enough. ACTION
Business  (tags: farm workers, US, Jerry Brown, California, ethics )

Nancy
- 1169 days ago - action.ufw.org
Please tell Governor Brown he should allow farm workers to enforce the laws that the state cannot enforce. Tell him to sign the "Fair Treatment for Farm Workers Act" when it reaches his desk again later this year. To send your letter, please click on the
 

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