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Health Care Pilot Program Is Approved in Calif. County

Health Care Pilot Program Is Approved in Calif. County

Thousands of people who didn’t qualify for affordable health coverage in California’s Santa Clara County will soon be able to get preventative care at a community clinic, regardless of immigration status or income, through a pilot program, Working Partnerships USA, a grassroots organization, reported. Earlier this month, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved […]

Silicon Valley City Backs $15 Hourly Wage

Silicon Valley City Backs $15 Hourly Wage

Mountain View, California – a major city in Silicon Valley and home to Google – is embracing a new minimum wage that labor advocates and hourly workers across the country have dubbed the “Fight for $15.” The City Council gave final approval on Nov. 10 to an ordinance that calls for a $15 per hour […]

Labor vs. Silicon Valley, David vs. Goliath?

Labor vs. Silicon Valley, David vs. Goliath?

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Photo Essay: Homeless in Silicon Valley

Photo Essay: Homeless in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is home to Google, Apple and Facebook. It’s also home to expensive housing, income inequality and people without permanent shelter. In December 2014, photographers from Silicon Valley De-Bug documented the closing of a homeless encampment in San Jose, California.