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On September 9, 1985, the largely Latina workforce in the large frozen food processing facilities in Watsonville, California walked out on strike after employers cut their wages. After a long, brutal nearly two year strike, the workers won, one of the few major labor victories of the 1980s and a sign that the future of […]
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On May 29, 1996, the United Farm Workers came to an agreement with Bruce Church, Inc., one of the nation’s leading lettuce growers, after an 18-year boycott. The fight was over workers picking Red Coach Lettuce, a brand name for the head lettuce grown by a big farmer near Salinas, California named Ted Taylor. Church […]
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The Charter School Lobby

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On April 13, 2018
Maybe Chait will announce his support for Antonio Villaraigosa next, since all the charter school hacks are all in for his run for California governor. Wealthy charter school supporters are pouring millions of dollars into the battle to succeed Gov. Jerry Brown, throwing their money into an independent committee to push former Los Angeles Mayor […]

Repeal Prop 13

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On November 9, 2017

Dayen suggests that in the context of the Republican tax plan, it is time for California to repeal Prop 13. The natural response to this turn of events would be to rebalance the revenue mix. Californi

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