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PG&E’s Profit Grab: At War Against the People

PG&E’s Profit Grab: At War Against the People

California's investor-owned utilities are opening up a new front in their power grabbing war against California's energy utility customers -- and that means you.  In California, profits for these investor-owned utility (IOU) monopolies like PG&E are not determined by how much energy they sell, but by how much they invest... Continue Reading

Solidarity and Stewardship: Addressing Anti-Asian Violence

Solidarity and Stewardship: Addressing Anti-Asian Violence

California’s rich food culture owes much to the Filipinx, Hmong, Lao, Sikh, and many other Southeast Asian agricultural workers who have stewarded the land for generations. Equally important, Asian agricultural workers up and down the state have farmed and organized alongside Latinx agricultural workers. Mexican and Filipino solidarity is the... Continue Reading

Definitions of employee ownership

Definitions of employee ownership

Worker-ownership has emerged as an important strategy to keep people employed, doors open and communities served in the midst of COVID-19. A Rutgers study found that majority employee-owned companies outperformed traditional businesses in job retention, pay, benefits and workplace safety during the pandemic. Local and state governments are developing policies... Continue Reading

Chrysalis Week

Chrysalis Week

The Law Center will be closed for Chrysalis Week from May 3rd - May 7th 2021. chrys·​a·​lis | \ ˈkri-sə-ləsa protecting covering also : a sheltered state or stage of being or growthThe Law Center is taking a week off to re-energize and re-center ourselves as we go through a... Continue Reading

Mutual aid continues to serve communities, but can be taxed by the government

Mutual aid continues to serve communities, but can be taxed by the government

By: Samantha Greyson, The Daily Texan Excerpt: Charlotte Tsui, staff attorney for the Sustainable Economies Law Center, said a mutual aid fund is the final recipient of the gift donation, but it can be characterized as a gift agent for tax purposes and act as a means to transfer gifts from... Continue Reading

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