In November 2014, Californians approved Proposition 47, a sweeping effort by voters to end mass incarceration in the Golden State. Now, residents, especially those concerned about social justice, are wondering whether Assembly Bill 953 – which supporters say will reduce racial profiling by police – will also become law. The legislation cleared the California state […]
Listen to the thoughts of Saket Soni of the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice, who spoke on Sept. 15 at the conference “A Gathering of Leaders.” He talked about New Orleans, jobs, low wages, people of color and long-term unemployment.
The University of Washington’s new $15 minimum wage will benefit about 5,500 hourly employees, including an estimated 3,500 students, the institution announced on Sept. 28. The move follows the city of Seattle’s historic 2014 decision to boost the hourly wage to $15 and involved feedback from students, workers’ unions and campus organizations and committees, Ana Mari […]
A cook at a Santa Fe restaurant will receive $2,000 in back wages and return to regular working hours at Horseman’s Haven Cafe, following a Sept. 24 ruling from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) about employer retaliation, according to the United Worker Center of New Mexico. Although Jose Valiterrez-Villa’s case with the NLRB about […]
When Pope Francis arrives in the United States on Tuesday, a group of at least 100 women active in grassroots and faith-based advocacy organizations from across the country will already have made history of their own. They will be in McPherson Square in Washington, D.C. and will have finished walking 100 miles on a […]
NEW ORLEANS – When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, it exposed to the world what locals already knew. This vibrant city – the place where jazz was born, where the food is legendary, where culture runs deep – had some big problems.