Affiliate in the Spotlight: IATSE 16

Affiliate Spotlight: Meet the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists & Allied Crafts Local 16

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Why Kaiser Mental Health Clinicians Set a June 11 Strike Date

Four thousand Kaiser Permanente mental health clinicians and health care professionals are set to begin an open-ended strike on June 11, all across California.

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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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