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Stockton, California: Bankruptcy judge poised to rule against workers

By Kevin Kearney, December 12, 2012

Bond insurers have filed a petition to force the city of Stockton to abrogate its pension obligations before filing for bankruptcy.

Nurses in California go on two-day strike

By Joseph Santolan, November 23, 2012

On November 20, over 3,000 nurses and hospital tech workers in the California Nurses Association (CNA) Union went on a two-day strike at eight Sutter Health facilities. It is seventh such strike since September 2011.

Nurses in California go on two-day strike

By Joseph Santolan, November 22, 2012

On November 20, over 3,000 nurses and hospital tech workers in the California Nurses Association (CNA) Union went on a two-day strike at eight Sutter Health facilities. It is seventh such strike since September 2011.

California state police to deploy in Stockton

By Julien Kiemle, November 21, 2012

After a year of record numbers of homicides, California Highway Patrol officers will be brought in to aid local law enforcement police the city's streets.

Additional education cuts on horizon after passage of California tax proposition

By Dan Conway, November 15, 2012

Even the most optimistic analysts admit that the proposition’s passage will not in any meaningful way increase public education funding.

California: Pension fund brings lawsuit against Compton

By Julien Kiemle, November 7, 2012

The California Public Employees' Retirement System filed a lawsuit against the city of Compton after it stopped paying its contributions to the fund.

Death penalty and three-strikes law on California ballot

By Alan Gilman, November 6, 2012

Ballot initiatives to abolish the death penalty and to modify the three-strikes law will appear on the California ballot this November.

Nurses in California go on one-day strike

By Joseph Santolan, November 2, 2012

The strike, the sixth one-day action staged by the California Nurses Association since September 2011, involved 3,200 nurses at seven Sutter Health facilities.

SEP conferences in California outline the socialist perspective in the 2012 elections

By our reporters, October 31, 2012

This past weekend, the SEP held regional conferences in Los Angeles and Berkeley, California. This coming weekend, conferences will be held in New York City and Detroit.

California prison crisis foisted onto beleaguered counties

By Kevin Kearney, October 20, 2012

The state’s county governments now confront the cost of housing, feeding and providing medical care to as many as 30,000 former state prison inmates for long periods of time.

Atwater: Another California city on the verge of bankruptcy

By Thomas Gaist, Marc Wells, October 20, 2012

Atwater, a city of 28,000, is on the verge of becoming the next municipal bankruptcy case in California.

Campbell’s Soup to close California plant

By Karl Eisner, October 10, 2012

Campbell’s Soup will close its Sacramento plant by July 2013, laying off 700 workers.