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MA Lawmakers to Weigh Four-Day Work Week
The Massachusetts House Labor and Workforce Development Committee scheduled a hearing last week on legislation ( HB 3849 ) that would provide tax credits to businesses...
Bills to Overhaul Long-Term Care and Control Prescription Drug Costs on Move in MA
The Massachusetts House unanimously passed a bill ( HB 4178 ) that would overhaul the long-term care industry, while...
OpenAI Ousts CEO Sam Altman
The board of directors of OpenAI, developer of ChatGPT, announced on the company’s blog last week that its CEO Sam Altman would be stepping down. The blog post said...
For more than half a year, labor strife has swept the country.
First, Hollywood writers went on strike in May. Then actors joined them in walking off the set a couple months later, in July.
IL Lawmakers Approve Bill Lifting Moratorium on Nuclear Power Plants: The Illinois General Assembly passed legislation ( HB 2437 ) that, as amended, will lift a nearly four-decades-old moratorium on new...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) vetoed a bill (SB 799) that would have allowed striking workers to receive unemployment benefits. The governor stated in his veto message that such an expansion of unemployment benefits would make California’s unemployment trust fund “vulnerable to insolvency.” The fund is already expected to be about $20 billion in debt by the end of this year. (LOS ANGELES TIMES)
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed legislation (AB 1228) that will increase the minimum wage for fast food workers in the state to $20 per hour on April 1, 2024.
Newsom said the legislation involved over 100 hours of negotiations. As part of the deal unions are dropping their effort to make fast food companies liable for the wrongdoings of their independent franchisees in the state, and industry groups are pulling their planned 2024 referendum on fast food worker wages.
California’s new rate will be the highest guaranteed base salary for fast food workers in the nation. The state already has the highest minimum wage for all other workers, at $15.50 per hour. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
—Compiled by SNCJ Managing Editor KOREY CLARK
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