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5 Reasons the CA Legislature Must Say Yes on AB 5

In last April’s landmark, unanimous California Supreme Court ruling in the Dynamex case, the court delivered one of the most pro-worker decisions in decades, enshrining a simple A-B-C test that employers must comply with to designate workers as “independent contractors.” The ruling was made necessary by the growing trend of corporations calling workers contractors just so they wouldn’t be on the hook to provide basic protections like unemployment insurance or workers’ compensation. This scheme has workers across many industries living on the edge and is costing taxpayers billions each year.

In response to the ruling, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez introduced AB 5, a bill that would codify this important decision into law and clarify it to provide certainty to employers and workers alike.

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OAKLAND TEACHERS FIGHT FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION

Students and parents have come out en masse to join the marches and picket lines of the ongoing teachers strike in Oakland, California. All say that they are trying to save the city’s public school system.

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Los Angeles Teachers Stay Strong; Win Improvements

Less than a month into 2019, the teachers of Los Angeles have proven that last year’s wave of collective action isn’t quieting down.

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