California

Fight for 15 protesters in Los Angeles

We Are Winning the Fight for $15 We Are Winning the Fight for $15

What started with 200 workers striking in New York has ballooned into a national movement wielding real political power.

Apr 6, 2016 / Cities Rising / Michelle Chen

Meet the Long-Forgotten Organizer Who Inspired Cesar Chavez to Become an Activist

Meet the Long-Forgotten Organizer Who Inspired Cesar Chavez to Become an Activist Meet the Long-Forgotten Organizer Who Inspired Cesar Chavez to Become an Activist

In 1952, Fred Ross appeared at Chavez’s door. The meeting changed Chavez’s life—and farmworker history.

Mar 31, 2016 / Gabriel Thompson

Baker at co-op

Worker Cooperatives Are More Productive Than Normal Companies Worker Cooperatives Are More Productive Than Normal Companies

When maximizing profits isn’t the only goal, companies can actually work better.

Mar 28, 2016 / Michelle Chen

Los Angeles Rams Owner Wanted Players to Still Be Classified as St. Louis Workers

Los Angeles Rams Owner Wanted Players to Still Be Classified as St. Louis Workers Los Angeles Rams Owner Wanted Players to Still Be Classified as St. Louis Workers

Billionaire Stan Kroenke wished to take his NFL team to California. Yet he missed one thing about Missouri: the labor laws.

Mar 15, 2016 / Dave Zirin

Alliance Educators United

The Struggle to Unionize Within LA’s Biggest Charter Chain The Struggle to Unionize Within LA’s Biggest Charter Chain

And the lengths that Alliance College-Ready Public Schools will go to stop it.

Mar 1, 2016 / George Joseph

My Life as a Tour-Bus Driver in LA

My Life as a Tour-Bus Driver in LA My Life as a Tour-Bus Driver in LA

It sent me right back to The Day of the Locust—the masses ultimately want to cannibalize their celebrity gods.

Feb 25, 2016 / Editorial / Mike Davis

San Francisco police in 2011

San Francisco’s Police Problem San Francisco’s Police Problem

The City by the Bay is known for its gentle vibe—except when it comes to the cops.

Feb 23, 2016 / Rebecca Gordon

A New Study Suggests Even the Toughest Pesticide Regulations Aren’t Nearly Tough Enough

A New Study Suggests Even the Toughest Pesticide Regulations Aren’t Nearly Tough Enough A New Study Suggests Even the Toughest Pesticide Regulations Aren’t Nearly Tough Enough

As in most states, regulators in California measure the effect of only one pesticide at a time. But farmers often use several pesticides together—and that’s a big, toxic problem.

Feb 23, 2016 / Liza Gross

Supports at Silicon Valley Rising Launch

Silicon Valley’s Wealth Gap Silicon Valley’s Wealth Gap

The tech hub is becoming completely unaffordable for the service employees who work there.

Feb 12, 2016 / Michelle Chen

A Group of Mexican Immigrant Women Were Sterilized Without Their Consent. Can a New Film Bring Justice?

A Group of Mexican Immigrant Women Were Sterilized Without Their Consent. Can a New Film Bring Justice? A Group of Mexican Immigrant Women Were Sterilized Without Their Consent. Can a New Film Bring Justice?

No Más Bebés brings dignity and a sense of power to the mothers the law ignored.

Jan 27, 2016 / Claudia Dreifus

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