Those folks in Bentonville are at it again. Wal-Mart is jumping into the political arena. Today’s Wall Street Journal reports that Wal-Mart is organizing all its store managers and department heads to warn that an Obama victory would make it easier for workers to unionize. Thousands have been summoned to mandatory meetings meetings which advise

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Feel better now? President Bush, Henry Paulson and Congress have cooked up their $300 billion housing rescue package. Perhaps this may help you, or your neighbors (if your lender cooperates and if the numbers still make sense for hanging onto a house rather than walking away from it). Or as a taxpayer, perhaps you are

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George Carlin had his 7 words. The 7 words you can’t say on television.Remember what they were? If Gov. Schwarzenegger has his way with an executive order dropping state worker pay to minimum wage levels during the budget impasse , many Department of Industrial Relations employees will have their “two words”…. “f-him” Let’s hope the

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My last post covered Tuesday’s Oakland hearings on the DWC proposal for a small increase in benefits for permanently disabled workers. What’s the position of the applicant attorneys on the issue? Is CAAA setting forth a proposal of its own? After all, interest groups are often reluctant to set forth policy proposals for fear that

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Major healthcare reform this year in California looks dead as a doornail. Last year’s special session failed to produce an airtight deal, and the budget debacle and recession are setting the stage for an ugly legislative session. But-to its credit-the Schwarzenegger administration appears ready to get tough with healthcare insurers who try to rescind the

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