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What The Supreme Court Rulings Mean For Unions, Religious Freedom
WAMC Northeast Public Radio, July 1, 2014

Wal-Mart flunks its fact-check: The truth behind its sarcastic response to the Times
Salon, June 25, 2014

Deferred Action immigrant students right to California health service routinely rejected, June 18, 2014

San Francisco leads the way with $15 minimum-wage ballot measure
Los Angeles Times, June 15, 2014

Minimum wage boost creates positive effects, report shows
San Francisco Chronicle, June 13, 2014

Oakland: Study Says Minimum Wage Increase Would Help City's Economy
Berkeley Daily Planet, June 13, 2014

New study shows who wins if Oakland hikes minimum wage
San Francisco Business Times, June 13, 2014

Grocery store workers go on the dole as wages fall
Retail Wire, June 11, 2014

Supermarket wages have declined nearly 25% since 1999, study says
Los Angeles Times, June 9, 2014

UFCW study urges legislative support for unions
Supermarket News, June 9, 2014

Grocery workers in California see wages shrink
San Francisco Chronicle, June 8, 2014

Study: Grocery workers struggle to pay for food
Sacramento Bee, June 8, 2014

How Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage Victory Began in New York City's Zuccotti Park
American Prospect, June 5, 2014

Seattle raises minimum wage to $15 an hour, highest in U.S.
Los Angeles Times, June 2, 2014

Beware pitfalls of health care subsidy: Spike in income could spell big tax bill
Chicago Tribune (blog), May 28, 2014

Green pathways to youth employment
KALW, May 27, 2014

Focus of campaign to boost the minimum wage shifts to the local level
Los Angeles Times, May 27, 2014

Unions, activists push to up D.C.’s recently raised minimum wage, include tipped workers
Washington Post, May 25, 2014

Study finds 'modest' cost increase to state to give undocumented Medi-Cal
Bakersfield Californians, May 22, 2014

UC-Berkeley Study Validates Legislation To Insure Undocumented in California
California Healthline, May 22, 2014

Bill to Expand Health Care to Undocumented Immigrants Faces Tough Test in Legislature
KQED California Report, May 22, 2014

Lara estimates cost of expanding Medi-Cal to unauthorized immigrants would top $350M
89.3 KPCC, Southern California Public Radio, May 21, 2014

Is 2014 the Tipping Point? Activist Researcher Fights to Raise Wages of Restaurant Workers
California Magazine, May 21, 2014

Study sees modest costs in healthcare for immigrants here illegally
Los Angeles Times, May 21, 2014

What Happens To A Consumer Who Gets Exchange Plan Buyers’ Remorse?
Washington Post, May 20, 2014

Living Wage: UC Berkeley’s Ken Jacobs on Restaurant Wages in San Francisco
KALW, May 19, 2014

Viewpoints: Health care coverage for undocumented immigrants
Sacramento Bee, May 17, 2014

Opinion: Why fast food workers need be be paid more
CNN, May 15, 2014

The fast food strike: the hard facts behind the Big Mac attack
PBS Newshour, May 15, 2014

Fast food workers to strike again
Boston Globe, May 14, 2014

The Blame-Game, Double Standards & Fast Food: A Tale of the United States Economy
The London Economic, May 13, 2014

Opinion: Restaurants – someone's mother works here
by Saru Jayaraman
CNN Eatocracy, May 9, 2014

Did California Just Save 2,300 Lives by Expanding Obamacare? Let's Do The Math
California Healthline, May 7, 2014

Richmond takes step toward higher minimum wage
Contra Costa Times, May 7, 2014

Worst “Slate pitch” ever? Why there’s nothing “ugly” about a $15 minimum wage
Salon, May 7, 2014

Frontline Staffers Qualify for Public Assistance: Report
Credit Union Times, May 6, 2014

Wall Street Journal Promotes Falsehood That Higher Wages Push Workers Onto Government "Dole"
Media Matters for America, May 6, 2014

Berkeley City Council considers proposal for minimum wage increase
Daily Californian, May 4, 2014

Berkeley could OK raised minimum wage plan this month
Berkeleyside, May 2, 2014

Beware Pitfalls of Health Care Subsidy
Kiplinger's Retirement Report, May 2014

Fast Food Pulls a Fast One
Moyers & Company, April 29, 2014

What San Diego Can Learn From San Francisco's Minimum Wage Bump
by Ken Jacobs and Michael Reich
Voice of San Diego, April 29, 2014

Immigration News 2014: Undocumented Immigrants Deal With Limited Healthcare Options
Latin Post, April 28, 2014

Healthcare options for undocumented immigrants
Los Angeles Times, April 27, 2014

Six Studies That Show Everything Republicans Believe is Wrong
Rolling Stone, April 23, 2014

How taxpayers subsidize millions in restaurant CEO pay
CBS Moneywatch, April 22, 2014

Fast-food CEOs make 1,000 times more than their workers
CBS Moneywatch, April 22, 2014

Minimum wage debate goes local
By Ken Jacobs and Annette Bernhardt
San Francisco Chronicle, April 18, 2014

Obamacare: More Than 3.3 Million Californians Signed Up
KQED The California Report, April 17, 2014

Is Obamacare A Success? We Might Not Know For A While
NPR, April 16, 2014

Part of Early Exchange Success Due to Insuring the Already Insured
California Healthline, April 10, 2014

States work around Obamacare to help undocumented immigrants
CNN, April 9, 2014

It's Not a Tip Credit, It's a Tip Penalty
The Stranger, April 9, 2014

Community & labor push for higher San Francisco minimum wage as cost of living soars
People Power Media, April 9, 2014

After the Big Deadline, a Push To Sign Up Individuals Who Are Still Eligible
California Healthline, April 9, 2014

Interview Highlights: Saru Jayaraman
Moyers & Company, April 8, 2014

Revolving door slams on minimum wage hike
The Hill, April 4, 2014

All Work and No Pay
Moyers & Company, April 4, 2014

Thousands of Young Immigrants Eligible for Insurance But Hurdles Remain
California Health Report, April 4, 2014

Covered California Announces Enrollment Exceeded Expectations Of 1.2 Million
CBS Los Angeles, April 3, 2014

State's 'Deferred Action' Immigrants Less Likely To Use Health Care
California Healthline, April 3, 2014

Why would a person sign up for Obamacare but not pay the premium?
Washington Post Wonkblog, April 3, 2014

Nearly Half Of Californians Who Used Exchange May Drop Coverage
NPR, April 3, 2014

Many Covered Calif. Enrollees Likely To Leave Exchange
California Healthline, April 3, 2014

Would Walmart’s Prices Spike If They Paid Their Employees More?, April 3, 2014

Future Uncertain for California’s Uninsured Kids
California Health Report, April 2, 2014

Why Some Don’t Pay Their Covered California Premium: It’s Not What You Think
The California Report, April 2, 2014

Many more Californians may qualify for Obamacare after deadline
Los Angeles Times, April 2, 2014

The Rise of the Progressive City
The Nation, April 2, 2014

Congressman Miller takes national minimum wage campaign to Richmond
San Jose Mercury News, March 31, 2014

Selling wage increase as a ‘Mother’s policy’
Melissa Harris-Perry, March 30, 2014

The needs of low-wage women
Melissa Harris-Perry, March 30, 2014

Obamacare: California proving new health care law can work
San Jose Mercury News, March 28, 2014

Q&A on the Affordable Care Act
KPFA Up Front, March 28, 2014

The CNN 10 Visionary Women: Saru Jayaraman, restaurant reformer
CNN, March 24, 2014

Asians Enrolling in Covered Calif. Plans at 'Surprising' Rate
California Healthline, March 24, 2014

What do you need to know about Obamacare? Audio
KALW, Your Call, March 24, 2014

All Economics Is Local
by Ken Jacobs and Michael Reich, New York Times, March 22, 2014

How public sector layoffs add to the racial income gap
MSNBC, March 19, 2014

Richmond council moves forward big minimum wage hike
San Jose Mercury News, March 18, 2014

For-Profit Programs Fill Gap in High Tech Job Training Audio
KQED, California Report, March 18, 2014

Ralph Nader: Give workers a raise
USA Today, March 18, 2014

Covered Calif. Plans To Boost Outreach to Latinos, Youth
California Healthline, March 17, 2014

Thousands Of Young California Immigrants Eligible For Coverage -- Though Often They Don’t Know It
Washington Post, March 17, 2014

Thumbs-up for $15-an-hour minimum wage in new S.F. poll
San Francisco Chronicle, March 16, 2014

Is 2014 the Tipping Point? Activist Researcher Fights to Raise Wages of Restaurant Workers
California Magazine, Cal Alumni Association, March 13, 2014

Studies look at what happened when cities raised minimum wage
Seattle Times, March 12, 2014

The case for a living wage
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog), March 9, 2014

The Feministing Five: Saru Jayaraman, March 8, 2014

All of the Arguments Against Raising the Minimum Wage Have Fallen Apart
Moyers & Company, March 7, 2014

San Francisco's Minimum Wage Hike Pays Off
Huffington Post, March 6, 2014

Report: Minimum wage hike would cut food stamp spending by $4.6 billion a year
Washington Post, March 4, 2014

Jóvenes DACA califican a Medi-Cal pero no lo piden
La Opinión, March 2, 2014

Up To 125,000 Undocumented Immigrants May Be Eligible For Health Care In California And Some May Not Know It, February 27, 2014

Indian American Labor Activist Targeted by Restaurant Industry Leaders
India West, February 27, 2014

Another attempt at Obamacare 'reform' blows up
Los Angeles Times, The Economy Hub with Michael Hiltzik, February 26, 2014

California Opens Healthcare Program to 125,000 Migrants
Latino Daily News, February 26, 2014

California Opens Healthcare Program to 125,000 Migrants
Hispanically Speaking News, February 26, 2014

UC research reveals undocumented youth are largely uninsured
The Daily Californian, February 26, 2014

Report: 125K 'Deferred Action' Immigrants Qualify for Medi-Cal
California Healthline, February 26, 2014

Medi-Cal could see surge of young immigrants, but challenges remain
Sacramento Business Journal, February 26, 2014

More than 100,000 migrants eligible for California health program
La Prensa, February 25, 2014

Mayoría de 'Dreamers' califica para seguro médico: studio
Noticieros Televisa, February 25, 2014

Miles de dreamers lograrían seguro en California
Noticias Univision, February 25, 2014

Lawmaker wants to expand Obamacare to non-citizens
ABC News 10, February 25, 2014

Report: 125,000 immigrants given deferred action eligible for Medi-Cal
Los Angeles Times, February 25, 2014

More than 100,000 migrants eligible for California health program
Global Post, February 25, 2014

New Study Finds 125,000 DACA Youth May Be Eligible for Medi-Cal
New America Media, February 25, 2014

Labor long intertwined with civil rights
USA Today, February 25, 2014

Three Things Walmart Can Do To Shock Its Critics
Jobs With Justice, February 24, 2014

Local Policies That Work for Workers
New York Times Economix, February 24, 2014

Companies at center of debate on wages
The Columbus Dispatch, February 23, 2014

Hoosier lawmakers attack Obamacare's 30-hour rule
Indianapolis Business Journal, February 17, 2014

What Obama's minimum wage plan means for Wal-Mart
Yahoo! Finance, February 12, 2014

Labor groups up the pressure on Big Biz Video
MSNBC's The Cycle, January 21, 2014

A $10.10 Minimum Wage Would Make A DVD At Walmart Cost One Cent More
Think Progress, February 21, 2014

Wal-Mart Poised for Henry Ford Moment Amid Minimum Wage Debate
Bloomberg, February 20, 2014

Why a Minimum Wage Hike Could Be Good for Wal-Mart
The Atlantic, February 20, 2014

Why backing the minimum wage hike makes sense — for Wal-Mart
The Washington Post Wonkblog, February 19, 2014

Low-Wage Nation
Seattle Weekly News, February 18, 2014

For $1 per Big Mac, a truly livable salary for millions
Boston Globe, February 18, 2014

Activists Push for Raising Minimum Wage in Oakland to $12.25 an Hour
East Bay Express, February 17, 2014

A Reader Asks: If I Am On COBRA, Do I Have To Buy A New Marketplace Plan?
Washington Post, February 14, 2014

Firms can protect against catastrophic medical costs
San Francisco Chronicle, February 14, 2014

State senator's bill seeks health aid for undocumented; costs unclear
89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio, February 13, 2014

The minimum wage fight: From San Francisco to de Blasio's New York
Reuters, February 11, 2014

Group Wants To Raise Oakland Minimum Wage To Highest In Nation
KCBS, February 10, 2014

Campaign underway to lift Oakland's minimum wage
Contra Costa Times, February 9, 2014

When Mandates Work
Center for Economic and Policy Research, February 9, 2014

New Book Lauds San Francisco's Progressive Worker Benefits
Beyond Chron, February 6, 2014

Raiderette wages lawsuit prompts Labor Dept. investigation
San Francisco Chronicle, January 30, 2014

Why McDonald's Should Focus on Less Beef and Higher Wages
The Guardian, January 29, 2014

S.F. praised as model for U.S. on increasing minimum wage
San Francisco Chronicle, January 28, 2014

San Francisco's raise-the-pay experiment
San Francisco Chronicle, January 28, 2014

Target Cuts Health Care. For Some, It's Not A Bad Thing
Huffington Post, January 28, 2014

Commentary by Ken Jacobs on President Obama's 2014 State of the Union Address Audio
KPFA, January 28, 2014

Proposal to Raise Tip Wages Resisted
NY Times, January 26, 2014

Occupy the minimum wage: will young people restore the strength of unions?
The Guardian, January 26, 2014

A Daring New Approach to the Fight for a Fairer Economy
Moyers & Company, January 24, 2014

EXCERPT: Mandates Work: Raising Labor Standards at the Local Level
The Huffington Post Blog, January 23, 2014

Pension Cutters Bet Against Prosperity
Capital & Main, January 22, 2014

San Francisco's Higher Minimum Wage Hasn't Hurt the Economy Businessweek, January 22, 2014

Labor groups up the pressure on Big Biz
MSNBC's The Cycle, January 21, 2014

Advocates for Workers Raise the Ire of Business
New York Times, January 16, 2014

Without Unemployment Benefits Extension, Blacks Continue to Feel Pain
Atlanta Black Star, January 15, 2014

Bill O'Reilly Blesses Minimum Wage Hike
San Francisco Chronicle, January 15, 2014

Saru Jayaraman: Raising the Restaurant Minimum Wage Video
The Atlantic Presents: The Shriver Report LIVE, January 15, 2014

Monks, Belgian Cafe, Grace Tavern make "ethical labor" list
Philadelphia Business Journal, January 15, 2014

Business Matters: IMF global economic report Audio
BBC World Service – World Business Report, January 14, 2014

Raise Minimum Wages, Say Some on the Right
San Francisco Chronicle, January 12, 2014

Activist at Vanguard of Restaurant Workers' Rights
San Francisco Chronicle, January 11, 2014

“Forty Hours is Full-Time” Plan Would Only Make the Problem Worse
The Hill, January 10, 2014

Answering Questions About Estate Plans, Insurance
San Francisco Chronicle, January 8, 2014

One-Third of Bank Tellers Are on Public Assistance
The Street, January 8, 2014

How NYC's New Mayor is Hamstrung on Wage Inequality
CNN Money, January 3, 2014

Today on Your Call: What are the successes and failures of the Affordable Care Act so far?
KALW's Your Call, January 2, 2014


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