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PNS Daily News - September 16, 2019 


New allegations emerge against Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh; and a new report says a lightning strike is more likely than a forced arbitration win.

2020Talks - September 16, 2019. (3 min.)  


2020 presidential hopefuls tweet about more sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and Democrats who didn't make it onto last week's debate stage continue their grassroots approaches.

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Tens of thousands of workers in California could be affected by AB 5, including app-based service drivers, nail salon workers, couriers, construction workers and janitors. (David P. Whelan/Morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Uber and Lyft drivers and their allies in the labor movement are urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to sign a bill – AB 5 – passed Wednesday that reclassifies tens of thousands of contract workers as employees. The measure could give the employees access to minimum wag

A new study shows that teachers continue to leave the profession faster than they can be replaced. (szepy/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In California and across the nation, districts are struggling to hire enough teachers. And the shortage is getting worse, according to a new report. There remains a supply gap of about 110,000 teachers nationwide as of last school year, primarily because more teachers ar

Statistics show the pay gap compounds as people age, and women over 65 get an average of $234 less per week than men from Social Security. (Brian A. Jackson/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The issue of equal pay for equal work is front and center in Congress this week as House Democrats reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act. It comes 10 years after President Barack Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which modernized and improved on the Equal P

Experts say rapidlly rising rents in California have led to a true crisis of affordability, and have driven many to distant suburbs and long commutes. (Public Domain/wikimedia Commons)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – On any given night 134,000 people in California are homeless, and millions more are at risk of losing the roof over their heads. So, several California mayors looking for innovative solutions joined a national roundtable discussion in DC on Thursday. Oakland Mayor Libby

A new report on financial health shows California's big cities are a study in contrasts, representing some of the most and least prosperous in the country. (Pixabay)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A new state ranking of Americans' financial health shows California is home to two of the most prosperous big cities - San Francisco and San Jose - and two of the least prosperous - Fresno and Santa Ana. The 2018 Prosperity Now Scorecard includes measures of financial he

484,000 California households could see a rent increase if Congress approves HUD Secretary Ben Carson's plan. (Wikimedia Commons)

OAKLAND Calif. – Groups that work on issues of poverty and housing are criticizing the Trump administration's proposal to raise rents on low-income families and institute work requirements. On Wednesday, Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, announced a plan to raise the pe

Supporters of the ballot initiative previously campaigned for a bill to establish minimum staffing levels at dialysis clinics. (SEIU-UHW)

LOS ANGELES – Today, supporters of an initiative to reform the dialysis industry are filing more than 600,000 signatures with county officials up and down the state in an effort to get on the November ballot. The so-called "Fair Pricing for Dialysis Act" would limit dialysis corporations' reve

Union leaders say they are pessimistic that the high court will rule in their favor in the Janus vs. AFSCME case. (Kconnors/Morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California union leaders are speaking out as the U.S. Supreme Court considers a case that could deal a big financial blow to public-sector unions and the causes they support. Arguments started Monday in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employe

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