Unions represent just 6.5 percent of private sector workers today, the smallest share since the 1920s. Strikes last year were at their second lowest level since the government started tracking them in 1947.
Sinclair Broadcast Group’s proposed buyout of Tribune Media is dead. The $3.9 billion deal — which was strongly opposed by broadcast unions IATSE and NABET-CWA — would have made the nation’s biggest TV station owner even bigger by adding Tribune’s 42 stations to Sinclair’s 173.
No worker should ever be forced to sign away her rights just to get a job. Today, the California state Senate resoundingly rejected the all-too-common practice of companies using forced arbitration to silence workers and strip them of their basic rights.
High profile electoral contests may grab more attention, but one race could actually determine whether or not public schools survive in our state. That’s the race for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.