Beth Chapman Issues Open Letter to Rapper Common Regarding Bail Reform in California

By: Beth Chapman AUGUST 17, 2017 An open letter to the rapper Common: We are sure you are sincere and passionate in your desire to hold your concert in Sacramento on Monday to raise awareness for justice reform. But to the extent your advocacy worsens the downsides of existing reforms, or promotes questionable new ones now before

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The UFW’s Crisis of Overtime Credibility

You could not invent a higher level of irony and hypocrisy than what the United Farm Workers of America union (UFW) has put on display the past year. Currently the UFW has announced it is endorsing Richard Trujillo, over incumbent Democratic State Senator Connie Leyva for failing to vote for Assembly 1066, which forced overtime rules

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Higher Costs Eating Nation’s Lunch Business

By Jeff Flores The lunchtime meal is being handed its own lunch – thanks to increased costs that are keeping workers eating at their desks instead of in restaurants. In 2016, Americans made 433 million fewer lunchtime trips to restaurants than in 2015, creating a $3.2 billion loss in revenue. Yet the population continues to

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California Dreamin’ – A Criminal’s Paradise

By: Rafael Dagnesses California lawmakers from Oakland and Los Angeles want to continue where the early release of prisoners left off: Ending California’s bail system so that those charged with a crime don’t have any incentive to appear in court. Under the banner of justice, poverty, equality and delusion, Oakland Assemblyman Rob Bonta (Democrat) and

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