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Stories related to: labor

Report: Sacramento Unemployment At Two-Year Low

October 14, 2015 | Steve Milne

August unemployment figures released today show the Sacramento region had a 5.9 percent jobless rate. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says that was a drop of 1.5 percent from a year ago, and a two-year low.

State Government

Brown Signs Labor Agreements

September 22, 2015 | Katie Orr

Governor Jerry Brown has signed off an agreement with two of California’s labor unions.

California Budget & Policy Center

Report: Workforce More Diverse, Challenges Are Bigger

September 7, 2015 | Steve Milne

A Sacramento-based think tank says California's labor force has undergone fundamental changes in the past few decades. But public policies aren't keeping up.

State Government

Tentative State Union Contract Includes Pension Concessions

September 1, 2015 | Amy Quinton

One of the highest paid California state employees’ unions has tentatively agreed to contribute a portion of members' salaries to retiree health benefits.

Courtesy of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Report: Sacramento Wages 10 Percent Higher Than Nation

June 24, 2015 | Steve Milne

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics today said the average worker in the Sacramento area earns 10 percent above the U.S. average. BLS also says probation officers and correctional treatment specialists make more in Sacramento than other U.S. cities.

State Government

Uber Ruling Brings Labor Laws Into Question

June 22, 2015 | Katie Orr

The online sharing economy is supposed to make things simple for consumers. But it’s creating some complicated questions about labor laws.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Business, Labor Groups Lobby Governor On Subcontractor Liability Bill

September 22, 2014 | Ben Adler

A bill that would make California employers liable for their subcontractors’ wage theft and workers compensation violations is awaiting action from Governor Jerry Brown.

FLICKR / Kyle Lichtenwald

State Government

California's Paid Family Leave Program Expansion Starts July 1

June 27, 2014 | Max Pringle

A law that extends California’s paid family leave benefit to people caring for grandchildren, grandparents, siblings and in-laws will go into effect July 1. The original law took effect on the same day 10 years ago.

In-Home Supportive Services Workers Want Cuts To Program Restored

June 5, 2014 | Max Pringle

California Governor Jerry Brown’s budget proposal would maintain the current level of maximum hours that home health care workers are allowed to be paid for. Thousands of them rallied at the state capitol Thursday.

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