News of the Month — July 2020

July 27th, 2020

With more than 400,000 confirmed cases, California now has the highest number of COVID-19 infections in the nation.

 Unemployed Californians are finding the process of getting unemployment benefits further delayed because EDD requires they mail or fax sensitive documents.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made the division between California’s haves and have nots starker than ever. Food security, ability to pay rent and loss of low-wage jobs are three areas where economic disparities in California are most visible.

 Tammie Campbell, an X-ray tech at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, penned a first-person account of striking during the pandemic. Her article was published in Labor Notes.

Professional sports is resuming with athletes getting tested every other day and the results available within 24 hours. That is not the case for healthcare workers.