They’re lobbying for a new law that’s moving quickly through California’s Legislature, retooling union contracts and getting arrested in acts of civil disobedience.
Mississippi is one of two states, along with Idaho, that doesn’t have criminal laws that clearly forbid unwanted sexual touching such as groping and fondling.
Learn more about potential solutions that could help address on-the-job sexual assault among night shift janitors, some of the country’s most invisible workers.
La mujer que limpia por la jornada nocturna es un blanco fácil para el abuso. Ella entra a fichar después de que el último trabajador haya apagado las luces y cerrado las puertas con llave.
Sexual assault can happen anywhere. But the way the problem has played out in the workplace largely has escaped public attention. And the night shift janitor is an easy target for abuse.
Residents in California farming counties such as Kern, Fresno and San Joaquin are being put at a higher risk of cancer than state scientists believe to be acceptable, internal documents and interviews show.
La industria de fresas de $2.6 billones de California depende de un tipo de pesticidas llamados fumigantes, que han sido relacionados con el cáncer, problemas de desarrollo y el agotamiento del ozono.
When the state’s top pesticide regulators step down, their influence over important public health and environmental issues continues. From overseeing water issues to representing a chemical giant, here’s what several ex-chiefs are doing now.
California strawberries are grown using some of the riskiest pesticides in agriculture. While the chemicals don’t end up on the fruit you eat, they are potentially dangerous for farmworkers, nearby residents and the environment.
California’s strawberry growers rely on heavy amounts of dangerous pesticides to deliver fruit year-round at an affordable price. But the health and environmental problems that come with those chemicals have threatened the foundation of a $2.6 billion industry.