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Article published on september 2, 2022

Our world is an ever-evolving landscape; changes in the world occur on a daily basis that have a direct impact on our work, our families, and our communities. It’s never been more important to stay informed, but between work and family responsibilities, it’s not always easy to do.

Every week in Union Update we’ll be posting news and feature articles, books, podcasts and more, submitted by your fellow workers, focused on issues that affect ALL of us. We hope you find the following content informative and insightful.

Nearly 70% of Los Angeles-area teachers have seriously considered quitting, study finds.

Many educators take side gigs and can’t afford to live where they teach, as ‘teacher pay penalty’ grows.

Nearly 60% of educators with 20 or more years of experience reported not being able to afford to live in the communities where they teach. This is a challenge that affects many Local 1000-represented employees as well. Read more about this in The Guardian.

In California, the passage of AB257 is a victory for fast-food workers and could transform the industry and significantly impact the wages earned by hundreds of thousands of low-paid workers.

Under the bill, employees could easily make up to $22 an hour starting in 2023 and get an annual cost of living adjustment. However, the bill still needs Governor Newsom’s approval and could lead to price increases. Read more about this important legislation in the New York Times.

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