Kaiser Workers Vote To Authorize A Strike

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Thousands of health care workers march in Los Angeles on Sept. 4 to call for the need for improved working conditions, better support systems and increased investment in the workforce at Kaiser Permanente. The event was organized by SEIU-UHW West.  (Dania Maxwell/Los Angeles Times)

Kaiser Could Face Massive Strike By Healthcare Workers

Nearly 60,000 Kaiser Permanente workers have overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike if there’s no agreement in contract negotiations by September 30. The healthcare workers — most of them in California — are pushing for a 7% wage increase in the first two years of this next contract, and 6.25% the following two years.

Appeals Court To Hear Challenge Of New Solar Rules

A California appeals court has agreed to hear a challenge to the state’s recently adopted solar rules.   The groups argued the rules do not recognize all the benefits of solar, encourage solar adoption or expand solar in disadvantaged communities.
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Reporter: Danielle Venton, KQED