- Written by Kevin Cleveland and Rebecca Hause-Schultz
No Single Payer Healthcare in California—Yet
By: Rebecca Hause-Schultz
Senate Bill 562, the “Healthy California Act” will not become law during this legislative session. The bill would have created a universal health care system in California and put in place a government run, $400 billion dollar single-payer plan. While the bill was quickly moving through the legislature, and was passed by the Senate in June, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon has put the bill on hold. Rendon stated that there are “fatal flaws in the bill…including the fact that it does not address many serious issues, such as financing, delivery of care, cost controls, or the realities of needed action by the Trump administration and voters to make SB 562 a genuine piece of legislation.”
Have It Their Way: Burger King Franchise Refuses To Rehire Pro-Union Employee, Court Gives Them A Whopper
- Written by Michael C. Saqui & Gregory Blueford
Last week, a federal appellate Court upheld a National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) ruling that a Burger King franchisee violated the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) when it refused to hire an employee because the employee had previously engaged in union activity. The franchisee purchased a Burger King franchise in 2015 where employee Terrance Wise (“Wise”) had worked since 2012. During his employment at Burger King, Wise had taken a leadership position with the Worker’ Organizing Committee, which advocated for fast food workers to earn $15 per hour. Wise was also involved in unfair labor charges brought against the franchise at which he worked. After the sale was completed, Burger King rehired the general manager and several other employees but did not rehire Wise. Wise then filed charges with the NLRB.