Senate Sends Bill Preventing Employers From Discriminating Against Cannabis Users to Governor’s Desk

Source: UFCW Western States Council Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council applauded the California State Senate’s passage of AB 2188 (Quirk), which would prohibit employers from discriminating against employees who use cannabis off the job and away from the worksite by using out-dated urine testing [...]

2022-08-30T16:32:50+00:00August 30th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Foster Farms, temp agencies owe millions to workers over COVID sick leave, says state

By Tim Sheehan Source: Sacramento Bee State labor regulators are fining Foster Farms and staffing agencies with which the company worked almost $3.8 million for failing to let temporary workers know they had supplemental paid sick leave available for COVID-19. The ruling announced Tuesday by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office [...]

2022-04-27T16:17:43+00:00April 27th, 2022|Tags: , , |

California Workers to Lawmakers: State Budget Must not Forget Essential Workers’ Sacrifice

Source: UFCW Western States Council The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council today released the following statement from Amber Baur, Executive Director, UFCW Western States Council, in response to the California Legislature’s agreed upon budget for 2021-2022: “If California is going to roar back from this pandemic, [...]

2021-06-15T23:35:45+00:00June 15th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Yes, Sacramento is panic buying toilet paper again as city hunkers down for COVID-19 surge

The shortages are back. Supermarkets and other stores in the Sacramento area are having trouble keeping paper towels, counter wipes and certain other products in stock again as shoppers react to the surge in COVID-19 infections and the renewed lockdown on economic activity. On Thursday, as Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered [...]

2020-11-20T22:48:30+00:00November 20th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

California food and grocery workers to get 2 extra weeks paid sick leave, Gavin Newsom says

California’s food and grocery workers will receive two weeks of supplemental paid sick leave during the coronavirus emergency, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced in his Thursday press conference. The statewide executive order applies to food sector workers, including grocery, fast food, delivery and farm workers of companies with more than 500 [...]

2020-04-17T23:21:57+00:00April 17th, 2020|Tags: , , , |
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