By Paul Burton The California State Senate’s Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee passed California’s groundbreaking bill that addresses the misclassification of workers as independent contractors on a 4-1 vote July 10. Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez codifies last year’s landmark state supreme court ruling in the Dynamex case which ruled that…

The President’s policies have created a “perfect storm” that is driving up costs for the housing industry, says the Federal Reserve Chairman. CNBC reports: “Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell echoed what most in the homebuilding industry have been complaining about all year. While the nation sinks into a severe housing shortage, homebuilders are struggling against…

The Westin

By Jacob Bourne This is part of a series highlighting the efforts of organized labor and featured in Labor 411’s print directories. Click here to order your copy and support Labor 411! California experienced another catastrophic wildfire season in 2018 causing $3.5 billion in damage statewide with some blazes extending late into the year. Many lost their…