When it comes to evaluating policy, sometimes it’s just better to have the facts. Case in point is Adam Summers recent column (Opinion, Oct. 4) attacking legislation that I authored, called Senate Bill 376.
At the heart of America’s recurring problems with poverty, income inequality and race lies a major shift in how our economy is structured. Since 2009, so called “temporary” jobs (also known as “contingent” or “subcontracted” jobs) have grown at nine times the rate of traditional, career employment.
Oakland: The University of California’s continued reliance on private contractors is driving a growing number of UC workers—primarily immigrants and people of color—into poverty, according to new research by AFSCME Local 3299, the UC system’s largest employee union.