Category: Employment


EXTRAORDINARY PERSEVERANCE

Greg Wells It’s been a long road—10 years long, to be exact—but Greg Wells’ perseverance will pay off next week as he joins the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences Class of 2013. Wells, who uses a wheelchair, was paralyzed…

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IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES (IHSS) SUIT SETTLED

NOTICE REGARDING IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES (IHSS) In 2009, the State of California tried to cut IHSS domestic and related hours and to cut funds for IHSS workers who make more than $9.50 an hour. In 2011, the State tried to cut…

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DISABILITY ADVOCATES PROTECT ACCESS

ADA IS PROTECTED AND EXPANDED BY TESTIMONY IN SACRAMENTO We can thank the remarkable testimony from the disability community January 23 & 24 at the California Building Standards Commission for convincing the Commission to revise some of the most egregious…

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DOMESTIC WORKERS BILL OF RIGHTS VETOED

In what may be a victim of election season politics, a landmark bill dubbed “The Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights,” Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed Assemblymember Tom Ammiano’s AB 889 at the last minute on Sunday 9/30/12, stalling efforts to provide…

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AB 889 GOES TO BROWN FOR SIGNATURE

ASSEMBLY OK’s OVERTIME PAY, REST BREAKS FOR DOMESTIC WORKERS Legislation that would give California’s domestic workers such as housekeepers and nannies overtime pay, rest periods and other state labor protections was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday for either a signature…

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Texas, Model for California? Maybe Not!

The Houston Chronicle (CFED) By: Chris Tomlinson February 5, 2012   Texans politicians (and our local Assemblymember, Dan Logue) like to tout the state’s economic growth, but more and more Texans are finding themselves teetering on the edge of poverty….

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DISABLED FARE POORLY IN JOB MARKET

January Disability Employment Statistics Released The U.S. Dept. of Labor has released the first disability employment statistics for 2012.  Labor force participation for people with disabilities was 20.0 percent, compared to 68.9 percent for people without disabilities, while the unemployment…

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