Voters Strike Down Charter City Initiatives, Yet More Loom On the Horizon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 19, 2012

Contact: Stefanie Ritoper,, 213-375-4841

California –On November 6, voters in Costa Mesa, Escondido, and Grover Beach decided on ballot measures to convert their cities from general law cities to charter cities. This . . . Read More

Bakersfield Passes Ordinance that Causes Huge Losses for Workers, City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 18, 2012
Contact: Stefanie Ritoper,, 213-375-4841

Bakersfield, California –On October 17, Bakersfield’s city council voted to pass an ordinance to downgrade wages on city construction projects. Over 250 workers who were present in . . . Read More

Secretary Hilda Solis Names Daniel as Chair of Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis named Daniel Villao as chair of the Department of Labor Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship. The committee is charged with expanding apprenticeships into all sectors of the economy and building partnerships that increase apprenticeship opportunities . . . Read More

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