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"california public employment relations board" Discussed on Labor Relations Information System

Labor Relations Information System

03:10 min | 2 weeks ago

"california public employment relations board" Discussed on Labor Relations Information System

"All times. The firefighter said no. I don't want to either of those accommodations. I want to work on the line without a respirator. When i am unvaccinated and the firefighter was fired for being unable to meet the essential requirements of the job. The fifth circuit court of appeals upheld. His termination the court said either of the employers accommodations. Here were reasonable. Yeah we understand a might have had to have given up a shift and he might have lost out on overtime but that doesn't make the accommodation unreasonable and in the end the employer decides what reasonable accommodations are going to be available to the employee. The employee doesn't decide that and as long as the employer goes through the good faith interactive process. The employer can choose the accommodation. And we're not going to let employees design their own jobs. That's not going to be part of the eeoc. And here's a couple of sentences from the court's opinion that i think a really telling while hor bath and other firefighters may prefer the hours and duties of traditional firefighting jobs title. Seven doesn't restrict an employer to only those means of accommodation that are preferred by the employees are bats reduction in his income due to loss of an outside job dozen render the accommodation. Unreasonable all right. So now we've covered the constitutionality of a mandatory vaccination program. We covered the emergency use authorization statutes and we've talked about the exemptions. Let's talk about some other issues First of all unions have a right to bargain about mandatory vaccination programs There's one big decision on the issue that came to us from california's public employment relations board in july. Twenty twenty one word. The the employment relations board ended up saying yeah. Unions have a right to bar and they don't have a right to bargain the decision as to whether or not to have a mandatory vaccination program but they do have the right to bargain. The effects of the decision and what sort of affects might a union wanna bargain when the requirement would go into effect. What date it's kind of an open question does whether the union has the right to bargain. What happens if the employee comes into noncompliance. Are they discharged are they. Are there alternatives. You may have seen delta airlines. Came up with a wonderfully creative alternative..

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"california public employment relations board" Discussed on Labor Relations Information System

Labor Relations Information System

03:55 min | Last month

"california public employment relations board" Discussed on Labor Relations Information System

"I'll be your host of the next forty five minutes as we go through recent developments in the public safety labor and employment world. Now i have a bunch of cases that i do wanna talk about Has i mentioned. Oh about six months or so ago. Federal court said slowed down to a crawl largely because of the impact of covert. Well that logjam and the federal courts breaking and we're starting to see a whole bunch of public safety labor and employment cases. But i would be remiss. If i didn't start off this podcast with yet one. More discussion about vaccination vaccinations come to the forefront right and over the course of the last week we have a number of cities most prominently san francisco that have imposed mandatory vaccine requirements for all employees. And that seems to be a trend that is spreading quite a bit. We also have a number of other cities and states new york state for example new york city los angeles appears to be in the same camp that are saying you either have to be vaccinated or provide a weekly coated test. The federal government appears to be going in exactly the same direction. And i know just from correspondence that we get here at elleray. Esser at my law firm that there were just dozens of cities and counties and states around the country. That are thinking of having a some sort of vaccine program. Whether it's get backs made it or you can't come to work or whether it's get vaccinated or get tested so i just wanted to a brief review of the state of the law as we know it now On vaccines in a public safety world and by the way very very important decision that i will come to. That was released last week by california's public employment relations board which is arguably the best and most thorough labor relations board in the country. And it certainly look to buy other labor boards as influential. So let me do this in the form of frequently asked questions because all of these questions are frequently asked. I can assure you of that. First of all can a public employer mandate that employees get vaccinated. Just in general. Is there any problem with a mandatory vaccine requirement and the answer is a no Subject to some other things that i'll talk about collective bargaining and the ada and title seven of the civil rights. Act but subject to these exceptions. There is no restriction on a public safety employer. Impose an eighth mandatory vaccine program. Now slight cobby out there there are some states. I'm in one in oregon at have specific laws that may prohibit mandatory vaccine for som- law enforcement Firefighters and corrections in place you need to check with your lawyers in your state to see whether or not you've got any such restrictions but as a broad general principle it is safe to say. There's nothing that absolutely prohibits a public safety employer from requiring that all employees be vaccinated or the less stringent approach requiring vaccination or testing second question. We get if the employee declines to be vaccinated cam. The public employer require the employees.

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"california public employment relations board" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:03 min | 2 months ago

"california public employment relations board" Discussed on KQED Radio

"To deal with the causes and we have to deal with the effects, Harris began her trip at a U. S Customs and Border Protection facility. She later deliver a speech. Franco Ordonez. NPR NEWS. This is NPR Live from KQED News. I'm terrorist. Seiler. A State Labor board has rejected key parts of a law enforcement oversight measure passed by Cinema County voters last fall. Hey Cuties, M. J. Johnson reports, Police reform advocates are denouncing that decision. Sanoma counties, Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Oversight currently has limited authority to conduct audits and make recommendations. Measure P gave the agency more power to obtain evidence, subpoena records and investigate deputies. The California Public Employment Relations Board recently ruled against the measure, avoiding those new oversight powers. Jerry, three, is the former director of the oversight office. The decision disregarding the vote of the majority of Sonam County voters is really undemocratic, and I think it's frankly outrageous. The voters clearly want accountability. It's just like our county, The board found the oversight provisions of Measure P violated the bargaining rights of the sheriff's Union. I'm M J. Johnson. KQED news business leaders in San Francisco's Castro district want to put up a new flag along with the neighborhood's historic rainbow pride flags. Castro Merchants Association announced yesterday. The group hopes to add a progress flag, which would honor the intersections of transgender black and Brown and Queer Identities Association Treasurer Terrence Allen. We recognize the importance of history. We also want to celebrate the uniqueness of the recognize diversity that was not always present in the movement in the early days. Merchants Association is working to find a permanent location for the new flag in Oakland. I'm Tara Siler. This is KQED news support comes from Earth justice and national legal, nonprofit..

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"california public employment relations board" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:42 min | 2 months ago

"california public employment relations board" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Then to for most of the last hour now completely clear Gel McConnell for KQED. Alright, thanks, Joe. Coming up later on today on here And now a year of racial reckoning and political turmoil, forced newsrooms across the country to re evaluate the role they serve in society. That story along with the top of the news of the day or the top news of the day coming up on here and now, and it starts today at noon. You're listening to KQED FM. SAN Francisco It's 5 30 live from KQED News. I'm Brian what Good morning, A State Labor board has rejected key parts of the law enforcement oversight measure passed by Cinema County voters last fall. KQED is M. J. Johnson reports, Police reform advocates are denouncing the decision. Cinema counties. Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Oversight currently has limited authority to conduct audits and make recommendations measure P gave the agency more power to obtain evidence, subpoena records and investigate deputies. The California Public Employment Relations Board recently ruled against the measure avoiding those new oversight powers. Jerry, three, is the former director of the oversight office. The decision disregarding the vote of Majority of Sonam County voters. It's really undemocratic, and I think it's frankly outrageous. The voters clearly want accountability. It used to be nervous Straightener County, the board found the oversight provisions of Measure P violated the bargaining rights of the sheriff's Union. I'm M J. Johnson. KQED News Union leaders representing most of San Francisco's government workers are expressing concerns about the city's new policy on employee vaccinations. KQED S Nina Thorsen explains. San Francisco officials announced this week that all city employees will have to provide proof they're fully vaccinated against covid 19 or face consequences that might include losing their jobs. Officials with S E I u 10 21 say they agree that everyone who is eligible should get the shots. But they'd like the city to work with unions to quote, educate and encourage employees rather than present them with a mandate. San Francisco's policy allows medical and religious exemptions and it won't go into effect until the Food and Drug Administration's current emergency authorization for vaccines becomes permanent. I'm Nina Carson K Committee news. Stanford researchers have found profound changes in the brains of people who died from Covid 19. Scientists study brain tissue from eight people who died of the virus compared to brain samples from 14 people who died of other causes. They found the brain samples of people who had covid were similar to those with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Stanford neurology professor Tony Weiss Qorei co authored the study published in the journal Nature. This week. Most cells showed these signatures of inflammation and we're really different. In Kobe Bryant's compared to the controls suggesting to us that the brain is really responding to this viral infection. Researchers say the discovery could help explain why some covid patients report persistent mental struggles. Such as brain fog. I'm Brian Watt KQED news. Support comes from Earth Justice, a national legal nonprofit defending the environment and people's Health, Earth justice because the Earth needs a good lawyer. I'm Lily Drum Ali. The debate over logging forests is taking on new urgency in Mendocino County is climate change makes wildfires worse, Local.

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"california public employment relations board" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

05:13 min | 3 months ago

"california public employment relations board" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Next to two o'clock the world Another mass grave has been discovered in Canada on the site of a former residential school for indigenous Children. First Nations leaders are calling for the country to address its history. Canada will be known as the nation tried to exterminate the first nations. Now we have evidence I'm Carol Hill's. The U. S. Says it will evacuate thousands of Afghan interpreters before it completes troop withdrawals from the country. I consider it a moral imperative to take care of those that have served along our side pressure has been mounting to protect those who may be targets of the Taliban. When the U. S military leaves Afghanistan and talking climate change net zero emissions. What does that actually mean? You know, I'm a fan of the bathtub analogy. Still confused. We got you covered ahead on the world. Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Sphere. We have a deal with those words President Joe Biden signaling, at least for now, there is bipartisan agreement on an early $1 trillion infrastructure improvement bill. While both sides that it fell short of everything they wanted, Biden said. It represents a true cooperative effort. Please report that a bipartisan group of senators Five Democrats, five Republicans, part of a larger group. Have come together and force an agreement that will create millions of American jobs. And modernize our American infrastructure to compete with the rest of the world known in 21st century bills. Price tag $973 billion over five years or 1.2 trillion over eight years is scaled back where it includes major investment in roads, bridges, electric vehicles and transit systems. Money to pay for it will come from a variety of sources, including increased tax enforcement. By the administration is extending a moratorium on foreclosures for federally backed mortgages. As NPR's Asma Khalid reports a moratorium on evictions for renters also being extended to the end of next month. Three federal agencies that back mortgages the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Veterans Affairs and Agriculture will extend their foreclosure moratorium until July. 31st. As well. The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which means all mortgages, backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, will also extend their moratorium. Biden administration says homeowners who have covid related hardships will also continue to be eligible to apply for for Barents through September. 30th. The Mortgage Bankers Association estimates there are currently two million homeowners and for barons plans. That's down nearly half from a peak in June of last year. Asma Khalid NPR news authorities in Florida say nearly 100 people remain unaccounted for after the partial collapse of a 12 story beachfront condominium building in a town outside Miami. The officials at this hours say 102 people have been accounted for Senate least one person died in the collapse of the community of Surfside. Others are still believed trapped. Still not clear is what caused the building to collapse around 1:30 A.m.. House Judiciary Committee has approved a set of sweeping any trust bills aimed at reining in the power Big tech more from NPR's Bobby Allyn. After a drawn out debate stretching into the wee hours Thursday, House lawmakers advance bills that, if passed, would be the most ambitious effort yet to set limits on Silicon Valley. The proposals include blocking big tech companies from taking over competitors or what lawmakers have described as quote, copy, acquire and Kill. Another bill would give regulators more power to break up big tech companies and instances where the firm's preference their own products. There is some bipartisan support for the group of bills. But the fate of the proposals in the Senate remains uncertain, especially in the face of aggressive resistance from the industry. Bobby Allen. NPR NEWS SAN Francisco stocks gained ground on Wall Street. The Dow up 322 points today. You're listening to NPR. Live from KQED News. I'm terrorist. Seiler, A state Labor board has rejected key parts of a police oversight measure passed by Cinema County voters Last fall. K cuties M. J. Johnson reports Measure P gave the county independent oversight agency more power to obtain evidence, subpoena records and investigate deputies. It was approved by two thirds of the voters in November. The union that represents the county sheriff's deputies, says supervisors place the measure on the ballot without meeting with the Deputies Association. Violating its bargaining rights. The California Public Employment Relations Board agreed The decision means the powers given to the oversight agency will be void. The county can now appeal that board's decision. I'm M G. Johnson. KQED News, The chairman of the San Francisco Supervisors Budget Committee, wants to include nearly $5 million in the city spending plan to address the needs of of Latino communities hit hard by the pandemic. Supervisor Matt Haney was joined by Ani Rivera, executive director of the Galleria Della Rossa in the Mission District today to announce the plan. In order for us to have that equitable healing.

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"california public employment relations board" Discussed on Labor Relations Information System

Labor Relations Information System

16:26 min | 1 year ago

"california public employment relations board" Discussed on Labor Relations Information System

"Could be subject to the disciplinary process. I do WANNA conclude with a couple of other lines from the the Al Jay's opinion. And and I think these lines are very important because the law here isn't that no contact. Orders are illegal legal per se the lawyers that blank kit. No contact orders are illegal per se a no contact order may be appropriate. Maybe completely listen on a case by case basis depending upon the investigation and right now you may have an investigation in something that is highly confidential Perhaps it's an investigation where there's an allegation of conspiracy among employees. He's IT May. Well be that under some circumstances you could have a legitimate no contact order. What you can't say is don't talk to anyone? The one about those. Don't talk to any other employees period. It's GONNA be a case by case determination now. How did the hearing Officer captured that principle. Oh it's got three sentences or maybe two they long That are worth reading. The city also seems to suggest that allowing the four percipient witnesses to consult with the association would have undermined the integrity. Take the investigation because it's representative could have acted as a conduit between the witnesses. These general facts without more four are insufficient to substantiate the city's concern that the corruption of its investigation was probable. It was incumbent on on the city to look at the specific individuals involved. The specific facts presented to first determine whether the witnesses needed protection evidence. Silence was in danger of being destroyed. Testimony wasn't danger of being fabricated or there was a need to prevent a cover up in other words. You've got to we do a case by case analysis before you issue eight no contact order. Could well be that. You have five witnesses in an internal affairs investigation and one of them. Could it could be that a no contact order is appropriate for that one witness a very carefully crafted one right. It can't forbid the employees from talking with their Union Rep. It could be that you have one where the no contact order is appropriate and and four where it isn't employers if you WANNA go down the road of no contact orders. What you need to do is make sure that you've got a system in place? Nice to make that determination in advance. Now I WANNA follow up on that a briefly with some information from Washington. DC and in particular about the National Labor Relations Board. You may have seen some of this In the month of December the Analog Bay which is now completely dominated by appointees from president trump. the Anna Larvae issued a series of rulings and decisions that are being referred to on employer side blogs written by employer lawfirms as Christmas presents for employers around the country. And there's a whole range of these decisions and they. They overturned a precedent that is years old and and come up with new rules in every case the employers one Whatever it was the issue was the firmly pro employer at this point? And there's no question about that and the cases involved things like Oh can you have a dress code policy that limits employees firm wearing union and signet work. That kind of mild little area area and of course the employer one that There were all sorts of changes to election rules making it far easier air for employers to defeat a union election And there's also most importantly for the purposes of discussion Russian of the California case that I just talked about The National Labor Relations Board issued a new decision that that takes the opposite approach to that that California's Public Employment Relations Board took and takes the approach that you can have what he calls a facially neutral workplace rule that limits confidentiality thirty two the duration of an investigation rule that says Employees who are interviewed cannot talk to other employees. He's about whatever. The subject of the interview was and what the national rb does is to overturn earn the case by case analysis that I just told you came out of California and is likely the result in other states. So why am I saying that We have the National Labor Relations Board. The preeminent Labor board in the country is going in one way. Why am I saying we should expect the rule to be different out there under state collective bargaining laws? And I think the reason is this is that state labor boards have just become fundamentally tired of the politics at the Analyzer Bay It seems now like every time we get a new president We get the president appointing People who are out there too. They perceive their job is to do the bidding of either employers or unions. And you have these wild swings and precedent where the Anna Larbi. RB's turning cases sometimes cases for example in this Workplace investigation confidentiality issue sometimes cases. That are only two years old there. Overturning them and they're not overturning on the basis of new facts it's just simply a different philosophy and I think what State Labor boards words are saying. And you see them now. Increasingly rejecting precedent. That's coming out of the Labor board or saying as you know we. I don't know what's going on with you folks over there in Washington but we need stability in our labor relations systems. And we're not going to get them. If we simply bounce our precedent around like a political football exactly the way you are doing it so I would firmly anticipate here that the fact that the Anna Larbi has decided something different that you can have this general workplace confidentiality. Not Rule isn't going one state Labor board one little bit. I think they're going to continue to adhere to the old rules about confidentiality while I'm talking about federal agencies another agency that was busy and was busy in a way that was very clearly is friendly to employers is the Department of Labor the Department of Labor on December Twelfth Two Thousand Nineteen issued new regulations on how to calculate the regular rate of pay to reset the regular rate of pay under the fair Labor standards. Act that's the thing that gets multiplied by time and a half to produce is the NFL essays overtime rate and so the regular rate becomes very important as to what goes in it. And what doesn't go into the law forever has been that when your computing the regular. You have to take into account all and I'm quoting here renumeration nation for employment And so you see a lot of litigation about what's for employment what goes into the regular rate what is it at to multiply by time and a half to get to the overtime rate and the new regulations that the Department of Labor issued on December twelfth basically. They say there's a whole lot of things you don't have to include. In the overtime rate in some cases were versing Decisions that the Department of Labor itself had made a dozens and dozens of years ago In some cases taking positions contrary to those taken by federal courts of Appeals These are very controversial regulations and a lot of ways but once again it was it was Christmas in Washington. DC for employers and This is another area where it was Christmas. So what does this particular present. What does this give to employers? Once they'd undone the wrapping. It says that these things don't have to be included included in the regular rate I pay in lieu of holidays so if you have an lieu of holiday and you get paid for the time instead of taking time off even if it's paid at a later date that doesn't get included in the regular rate of pay Siklie buyback payments so you have a system where the end of the year you can cash out Accrued but unused sickly. If you don't use use it do you need to include the cash from those buyback payments in the regular rate this one. Where Federal Court of Appeals is actually said Yeah you've got to include those IOS and the regular rate department of Labor Says No The cost of offsite parking are wellness programs or Jim access assert fitness classes. The cost those things don't need to be included in the regular rate employee discounts on retail goods and services don't need need to be included. Tuition reimbursement doesn't need to be included. employer contributions to health savings account. Don't need to be included did it State or locally mandated payments or penalties liked. Call back pay show up. Pay that attach when before before or after returning to work scheduled. The employee is not provided with the expected amount of work. So you show up and it's unclear unclear how this would apply to overtime minimums callback minimums. That are a regular feature public safety Collective bargaining agreements reimbursements for a business expenses including a cellphone. Plant doubt need to be included. In the regular rate organizational membership dues exam fees travel rabble even if not incurred solely for the employer's benefit does not need to be included in the regular rate signing bonuses. Don't don't need to be included in the regular rate and they even got into things like office coffee or snacks provided to employees as gifts chiefs not included in the regular rate employer contributions to benefit plans for accident. Unemployment legal services don't need to be included in the regular rate so a whole slug of things that don't need to be factored into the overtime rate under the fair Labor Standards Hander Tech and unlike what the final are is done. These regulations I do think are going to have an impact in public safety labor world because some of these some of these payments are now being calculated as part of overtime by the employer. There in fact built got into these off the shelf payroll systems such yet because they've been the law for so long they've been the Lod some of these cases they've been the law Ford decades so in any rate If you if you're in the business of trying to figure out how to calculate overtime under the NFL Essay go look up that Department of Labor's December twelve two thousand nine hundred thousand regulations will post them on our website. Okay let's talk about bargaining and Lexa bowl. Well what's lexical most of you know but some of you may may not lexical as a private company. It's out of California and one of the things that lexical does is to write model rules. They actually sell these rules to various agencies out there around the country and And you can pretty much by an entire policy manual or many portions of even have policy manual from LEXICAL and one of the sections that lexical will give you if you want our standards for conduct conduct. So what am I talking about Alexa Bowl for well remember that. An employer has what's known acid asa continuing duty to bargain. That means before it makes changes and a topic that has mandatory for bargaining. It's got to negotiate. Those changes ages with the Union has to provide notice of the intended changes and then if the union demands to bargain the changes that has sit down with a union and talk about them. If if the changes impact wages hours or negotiable working conditions this continuing duty to bargain applies. Even when you've got a contract that is in effect that collective bargaining agreement. That's in effect unless for some reason there's something in that contract where the union has waived the continuing dude due to bargain and most collective bargaining agreements in this country. Do not wave the continuing duty to bargain. Or if they do it all they only do so for some some very narrow topics so how does all this come up. Well comes up In snohomish county Washington snohomish Orange County is the county that has just north of Seattle In Washington's puget sound. It's a a pretty large employer snohomish county as just prior to two thousand eighteen There was no one place where employees of the Snohomish County Corrections nations bureau at the jail system and so much county. There was no one place where employees could find all of the workplace policies and procedures seizures. There were two policy manuals always helpful to have to rather than modern right One the dated from around two thousand six and the other from in two thousand nine each of those contained some policies and soap's that remained in effect until two thousand eighteen In addition fission the county had a file sharing platform that contained other policies and directives. And because all of these policies are so decentralize centralize sometimes employs had to actually search their email to figure out what policy applied to a given situation that you wait so clearly a mess clearly. Lack County needs to fix this and what it does is to go around sound Alexa poll and they come up with a new nine hundred page policy manual. They've used the generic DOC lexical policy manual..

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"california public employment relations board" Discussed on Labor Relations Information System

Labor Relations Information System

15:32 min | 1 year ago

"california public employment relations board" Discussed on Labor Relations Information System

"Labor Relations Information System. My name is will aitchison. I'll be your host today while we go over. What are this is really going to be sort of a jam packed podcast? There'd been a lot of stuff going on that I wanNA talk about but I wanNA start on somewhat somewhat of a personal note. I'm recording this on January. Second the first Thursday of twenty twenty and I opened up the papers this morning opened up the papers. You still say that I actually went to a whole bunch of news feeds on the Internet and they dominant story involving the public safety. Labor world is a photograph that has been posted on a social media account of a group of it. Looks like about about twenty five or so Detroit firefighters posing in front of a burned house. It looks like one of those end zone celebrations that that you have in the national football league that are now aloud on its firefighters in their full turnouts axes and everything posing in front of a fully involved involved house The head of the Detroit Fire Department has already announced. There's going to be investigations and referred or to the photograph and the act of posing Ford as despicable There are justifications that are being offered that the house was empty. Thank goodness That the house was far too involved to put out a fire to do anything other than contain it. And make sure it didn't spread but I suspect those justifications expectations aren't going to get in the way of disciplined for those firefighters. A wider photo. They were celebrating the retirement of Italian chafe. Well because we're at the start of the year and and people you know historically make New Year resolution's can I propose pose a couple of them dealing with social media first of all for all public safety employees who are out there. Stop stop posting anything about your jobs. Stop posting anything about politics. We I have seen hundreds of police officers. Deputy Sheriff's troopers firefighters get fired and two thousand nineteen because they wanted to share their innermost thoughts with the World Socia- social media posts are forever and remember member. There's no such thing as a private social media webpage just simply stop at this good fulcrum right a good point on which we can turn the start of the New Year and not have any more posts about the job or politics. And secondly if you're going to post post something on social media make it positive and I say this from a broader perspective than just the world. We live in dealing with public safety labor issues. I say this from the perspective of the world that we're living in. There's just simply too much negativity I'll vow myself. I'll go the entirety of two thousand twenty without one negative social media post. Can we all do without okay enough of that onto the cases and I want to start with a case out of California. It's a small police department. The oakdale police department and California. They only have twenty two officers and they managed to conduct opt-in internal affairs investigation. That did just about everything wrong. And not only that they actually hired a consultant to do it as as you know small agencies don't always have dedicated internal affairs or something like it Department so they will occasionally only contact contract with an outside investigator and so wasn't Oakdale. So what what kind of spectacularly wrong in Oakdale. Well this all starts on March twenty six two thousand eighteen. There's a lieutenant in the police department And he's worried worried about how the video files from. Body Cams are indexed and he loved into the Department System To check it out and and he brought his concerns to the police. Chief Fella named Scott Heller and what they were pouring over was an unusual filed that had been marked delete and what the file was deleted. It was just marked. Delete what the file was was a video clip from the body Cam of someone who's identified in the report that I read only as Sergeant A. Hey and what it contained was a video that where a body cam had inadvertently been left on during a morning. roll-call and briefing. And you know what if you have a policy bodycam policy where The employer has has the ability to randomly review videos for evidence of potential misconduct. These sorts of cases are going to happen. Right you're they're going to record interactions that are not positive interactions It's kind of inevitable. That's one of the downsides of that random review or trolling trawling or whatever you WANNA call it sort of policy. Well that's the policy. They have in Oakdale. And so what do they see on this video video. The video record sergeant a and again this is during morning. Roll call and briefing and in the briefing room Rome afterwards. It records sergeant a saying something to the effect that sergeant be another sergeant finally had his dream come true. What was the dream? He was able to arrest a black person. Sergeant a made the statement while holding up a picture of a symbol bowl that was associated with white supremacy suggesting that the picture belong to sergeant. Be sergeant and aides comments related to an arrest that sergeant be it made during the prior shift where one of the suspects taken into custody was African American. There were other officers present in the briefing room and the opinion I read calls them officers C. D. and E.. So that's that's the you misconduct. That the chief chief Eller sees on the video what does he do. He retains an independent investigator. Take a look into the conduct in the video. Well I guess you can understand going out to an independent investigator and a case where you've got five of twenty two officers who are captured on the video Well no word artist to how they found this particular independent investigator so the investigator decides you know what I'm GonNa do is I'm gonNA divide these people up And sergeant a is going to be the subject of the Investigation Sergeant B and officers so d. n. e.. I am going to label as witnesses. The investigator talks with the chief. The chief says look all the witness officers. Sergeant Sergeant be and the other three. I want you to give them instructions that they are not to discuss the investigation with anyone. Okay let's stop. I pause for just a moment. Had things gone wrong already. Yeah they've gone wrong already. They've gone wrong already in two ways. The first is that they suspect witness dichotomy. That seemed to be in place here in Oakdale. That's actually irrelevant as to whether or not the officers are entitled to representation under the Winegarden rule. It's it's not the employers designation of a an officer or firefighter who's ever being interviewed. Asa Asa witness or a suspect that matters what matters is does the employee reasonably believe they could be subject to disciplinary action. And if the the answer is yes they get union rep so I think it's really time largely throw out this witness suspect aspect Designation it not only doesn't help at Leeds employers down the wrong road. So that's the first thing that goes strong. Secondly the chief tells the and the investigator order the witnesses not to discuss the investigation investigation as you'll hear me say in a few minutes. That violates California Law and likely the law in every three other state that has a statewide collective bargaining law. Okay so the investigator and meets with officers C. D. and he he and Sergeant Bay gives them pretty much identical notices. It tells them they're not the subject of the investigation. It tells them they do not have the the right to be represented during the interview and it orders them not to discuss the interview or investigation with anyone now. I I usually don't have my union lawyer hat on. When I'm doing these podcasts? I try to keep these things as neutral as I possibly can vape ape possibly can't keep them but on this occasion. Let me put my union hat on for a moment if an employer there is going to violate the law. It's very helpful. If they do so in writing and I can just imagine the lawyer for for the Oakdale Police Association I guess as Police Officers Association Peo- a there. I can just imagine the lawyer looking at this order are there is in black and white. The employer says you're not entitled to a Union rap and you may not discuss this with anyone that that sort of becomes exhibit one. Or that's what that document becomes. Okay so the investigator those on in an interview the various officers When it gets to officer see he instructs officer see that the no contact order that he has given them includes any union representative really? I made you cannot even if if you're going to insist on confidentiality because of the nature of the investigation more on that in a moment. You can't exclude the employees from being able to talk to their union representative that's protected activity under the law. You can't do that by the time. The investigator gets to officer. He not only tells officer e you don't get a representative he he says you don't need a representative and then a follows it up by telling officer e you can be disciplined if you're you're untruthful with as interview okay. Now let's go back to Weingarten again. You're entitled to a representative if you reasonably leap believe you could be subject to discipline as a result of the interview. You tell an officer you don't get any representation because because you're just a witness and then you tell the officer but we can't discipline you if you're untruthful during the interview and then you tell the officer again but you don't get a representative This is just sort of a lovely fact pattern isn't it. Well finally the investigator interviews sergeant urgent a and he orders sergeant a not to discuss the interview or investigation with anyone makes an exception for Ah Sergeant as representative remember sergeant as the suspect and as an investigator says if you failed to obey my directive the no contact order. That'll be grounds for discipline up to and including termination from employment. The association filed unfair Labor practice complaint with California's Public Employment Relations Board And it sort of says I am. I haven't bothered to go read the complaint But I can imagine imagine what it said. was they violated everything everything you can possibly violate about how to do an internal affairs investigation. They actually did it in. I can kind of Magin. That's what the complaint would say of course because lawyers would probably right it it would be much longer and involve billable hours whereas but that's pretty much what the complaint is going to say. It goes to an administrative law judge and the administrative blodget says really less happened. Actually the words that the administrative law judge used or there is no more fundamental no mental right afforded employees under the statutory collective bargaining scheme than the right to communicate with others about working in conditions. Working conditions include the circumstances underlying and surrounding an investigation into alleged employee. Misconduct is conduct. The association has established a prime facial case that the city interfered with employees protected rights when when it issued the confidentiality directed to both the percipient. Witnesses and sergeant a barring them from discussing the investigation Gatien with other employees. I'm not gonNA drone on and on about the rest of the Al Jay's Pinon suffice it to say he finds the obvious S. Weingarten violation And says you know. It really doesn't matter if you're calling witnesses if they reasonably believe they could be disciplined glen and your behavior in this investigation employer leads them to believe that they could be subject to the disciplinary process. I do WANNA conclude with a couple of other lines.

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"Strike is meant to highlight the university's move towards privatization workers with private contracts are afforded fewer benefits and protections than those represented by the UC system according to the union union activists say outsourcing jobs imposes lower wages more in a quality at a risk of employer abuse on the thousands of vulnerable you see workers they say the UC has our new contracts with at least twenty five outsourcing companies without notifying or bargaining with affected university employees meanwhile the union has been bargaining a contract since two thousand seventeen the local chapter filed six different unfair labor practice complaints with the California public employment relations board in October highlighting how the university extended or entered into contracts with outsourcing companies without bargaining with the union first universities practices have also average students who showed up in solidarity with striking workers should a kanji is with slam the student labor action movement support is really crucial to them both to show the university that you know students understand these issues care about the workers and also because students are the main part of the university and when students are not satisfied with how the university is running and how it's operating then that puts pressure on the university to change how its operations going on you never because the universe is not treating its workers well and it's not doing right by students under paying its workers raising our tuitions they're just putting money in their own hands and their own.

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02:21 min | 2 years ago

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"Is eating away at California every year because that is this is so bad the government doesn't know he's like a child he doesn't know what he's doing and I've been telling this for two years they got to take care of it trump later tweeted a prep to withhold funding from the state saying remedy now are no more fed payments Newsome responded with the tweet of his own saying quote you don't believe in climate change you are excused from this conversation the White House declined to answer follow up questions such as which finding the president was referring to when he said no more a similar threat made last year was not acted on fire experts say wildfires in California have been getting bigger and more intense because of the effects of climate change they point out that several of the largest wildfires in California this year including the can Kate fire in cinema county and the Maria firing Ventura county didn't burn in forests for Casey are W. I'm Darryl saxman the union representing thousands of university of California please has filed claims with state regulators alleging that the UC system has been breaking laws an internal policy to outsource jobs case here W. cerise council has more on that story the American federation of state county and municipal employees local three two nine nine filed six charges but the California public employment relations board against you seize regents the union says that the UC system issues secret contracts hides the amount of work it takes from university employees and changes contracts without notice the union which represents about twenty six thousand employees also says it has been shot out of the contracting out process even though state law and you see policy dictates that the system in form and negotiate with workers affected campus jobs include tree trimmers mail service and food service employees health care workers and landscapers the union says that there are hundreds of examples of fulltime contractors applying for and being denied direct employment after years of working on campuses the university system said in a statement that it was reviewing the unions complaints and would address the claims through the legal process for KCRW I'm serious castle union officials say workers are planning to strike next week over the issue at.

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"San Francisco kick you we are north highland Sacramento from KQED public radio in San Francisco I'm Michael Krasny as our climate changes so does our health health researchers are warning of serious risks that go along with a warming planet including a longer more intense allergy season higher risk of disease from smoking air pollution and intensified mental health issues due to extreme heat and climate anxiety this hour we discuss the toll the climate change may have our society's physical and mental health that's all next join us after this news live from NPR news in Washington I'm Barbara Klein the White House says US forces will pull back from northern Syria to make way for Turkey to launch an offensive in the region NPR citation Roscoe reports the move is raising concerns that Syrian Kurds there who fought ISIS with the US are being abandoned Republican senator Lindsey Graham criticized the move in an interview with fox and friends calling it short sighted any responsible the station by the president and I'm done all the games we play around the region and the pro the chaos around its listing their job the common ISIS fighter I've got a second lease on life president trump argue that it's time for the US to get out of in this wars in a tweet he also warned that he will quote blitter rate Turkey's economy if the country did anything he deemed off limits he says Turkey in Europe should be responsible for watching over captured ISIS fighters and their families isa Roscoe NPR news Washington the Iraqi government is pulling its troops out of Baghdad's sadr city and handing security over to police an apparent effort to calm tensions after overnight clashes between military forces and protesters left more than ten people dead across Iraq more than a hundred people have been killed since anti government protests broke out last Tuesday demonstrators are demanding an end to corruption and better public services such as power and water house lawmakers are now subpoenaing the Pentagon and White House budget office as they continue their impeachment inquiry into president trump the deadline to comply is October fifteenth in the meantime in pairs Amy held reports lawmakers expect to hear from US diplomats who had to Capitol Hill this week the three house committees leading the impeachment inquiry are continuing their closed door depositions of key figures in the probe Gordon someone is expected to testify the US ambassador to the E. U. worked on negotiations with Ukraine which is not in the EQ at the center of the inquiry is trumps request that Ukraine investigator Biden at the same time military aid was being withheld in one text message turned over to house investigators someone wrote the president has been crystal clear no quid pro quos review vantage former ambassador to Ukraine is also set to appear accused of disloyalty by trump allies she was recalled from her post in may trump said she was quote bad news in his call with Ukrainian president Amy held NPR news Washington the US Supreme Court opens a new term today that will include cases on some of the nation's most divisive issues including abortion LGBT Q. rights in the workplace gun rights and protections for immigrants brought to the US when they were children this is NPR live from KQED news I'm Ted Goldberg Santa Clara county government workers are entering their fifth day on strike the union says there's a widespread staffing crisis across county departments and it's affecting their ability to provide adequate service service employees International Union local five twenty one since its members workload are unattainable the county is not hiring and retaining staff and workers have been without a contract for months on Friday the county filed an unfair labor practices charge with the California public employment relations board against the striking union workers the county called the strike unlawful because negotiations are not yet at complete logger heads when no agreement can be reached the union calls the charge baseless San Francisco supervisors committee is set to consider legislation today to stop landlords from pushing tenants out of rent controlled apartments by claiming the need for renovations supervisor Aaron Peskin says there have been for over four hundred so called temporary eviction cases since twenty seventeen but at least some of those tenants are displaced permanently the vast majority of landlords do the right saying but in San Francisco's highly speculative market there are increasing number of unscrupulous actors who are using loopholes in the law Peskin wants to close those loopholes by reinforcing the existing rights of tenants to return to their units when the work is complete the service call apartment association has yet to comment we have more local coverage at KQED news dot org I'm Ted Gobert.

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05:38 min | 2 years ago

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"China this week just days ago president trump publicly requested Chinese help to investigate a political opponent will question a top trade adviser on morning edition from NPR news it's a spare the air day here in the bay area spare the air dot org for more information about that lawyers say a second whistleblower has information about president trump I'm David green and I'm Steve Inskeep what can the unnamed person add about president trump's moves to have a political opponent investigated in Ukraine also a mysterious illness that affects the lives of children and when does it drive for a healthy diet become so extreme that it's on healthy it's Monday October seventh eighteen years ago in two thousand one the United States joined the war in Afghanistan where US troops have been engaged ever since the news is next live from NPR news in Washington I'm korva Coleman in a strongly worded decision a federal judge has ruled that president trump accountants must turn over at least six years of the trump's tax returns to the Manhattan district attorney this is for criminal probe of whether trump or his associates committed felonies from member station W. N. Y. C. in New York Andrea Bernstein has more the case stems from a grand jury request for years of trump tax returns part of a criminal investigation into whether trump or his associates committed New York crimes when they made those hush money payments to adult film actress stormy Daniels the president's lawyers sued to block the release of the tax returns citing a justice department policy that a sitting president cannot be prosecuted but a judge ruled the president's claim was quote extraordinary and would block any kind of investigation whatsoever the judge said that could quote in able both the president and any accomplices to escape being brought to justice for NPR news I'm Andrea Bernstein in New York however just moments ago the U. S. second circuit court of appeals issued a temporary stay of the ruling that means president trump does not have to immediately turn over his tax returns the legal team that's representing a whistle blower whose complaint sparked the impeachment inquiry against the president now says it's representing a second whistleblower on the same matter and fears Bobbi Allen reports lawyers say the new whistle blower has first hand knowledge of the allegations against the president well your marks a tells NPR that a second whistleblower has been interviewed by the inspector general for the intelligence community and is now legally protected against retaliation the new whistleblower has been described as an intelligence official who has direct knowledge about trump's called the president of Ukraine Zaid tells NPR quote we'll leave it to Congress and the American people to determine the veracity of the allegations trump and his supporters have dismissed the first whistle blower account as hearsay this week house committee are expected to call the US ambassador to the European Union and former ambassador to Ukraine Maria von of H. as part of the impeachment inquiry Bobbi Allen NPR news Washington North Korea says it's disappointed the trump administration offered no new concessions in its latest denuclearization talks with Pyongyang and piers Anthony kun reports from Seoul the US and North Korea resume talks over the weekend in Sweden after a seven month hiatus north Korean negotiator Kim young guild told reporters that the U. S. signaled it would be more flexible but in the end it brought nothing new to the table the state department says it proposed several new initiatives the north's foreign ministry said in a statement on Sunday that it has no intention of continuing what it called sickening talks unless the US changes its stance NPR's Anthony kun reporting on Wall Street the Dow Jones industrials are down twenty points of twenty six thousand five hundred fifty two the nasdaq is up fourteen this is NPR live from KQED news I'm Brian what Santa Clara county government workers are entering their fifth day on strike their union service employees International Union local five two one says there's a widespread staffing crisis across county departments and it's affecting their ability to provide adequate service S. CI use as its members workloads are unattainable in the county is not hiring and retaining staff the union says its workers have been without a contract for months on Friday the county filed an unfair labor practice charge with the California public employment relations board against the striking union workers the county calls the strike unlawful because negotiations are not yet at complete logger heads where no agreement can be reached the union calls that charge baseless San Francisco supervisors committee is set to consider legislation today to stop landlord attempts to push tenants out of rent controlled apartment by claiming the need for renovations supervisor Aaron Peskin says there have been over four hundred so called temporary eviction cases since twenty seventeen but at least some of those tenants are displaced permanently the vast majority of landlords do the right saying but in San Francisco's highly speculative market there are increasing number of unscrupulous actors who are using loopholes in the law test can wants to close those loopholes by reinforcing the existing rights of tenants to return to their units when the work is complete the San Francisco apartment association has yet to comment I'm Brian white cake you.

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16:10 min | 2 years ago

"california public employment relations board" Discussed on Labor Relations Information System

"To the August two thousand nineteen edition of First Thursday. My name is well Aitchison. I'll be your host for the next forty five minutes or an hour. Were so while we cover recent developments in the public safety workplace. And unfortunately I gotta start with something. I don't WanNA start. Weth breath social media. I know I talked about it last month. I know I talked about it the month before last but it is continuing to explode exploded across the country every day. Now what I look at the results of our news trawlers that we have set up to bring us news stories from around the country on public safety labor issues every day. No kidding I'm seeing an article about about a public safety employees getting fired for a social media post It started with largely police officers. But it's all over the place now it's corrections officers. There's EMT's there's firefighters there's fire chiefs there's the head of the Border Patrol. She hasn't awesome been fired yet. But you know well say so what I want to do right now just for a couple of minutes I promise you I'm not GonNa take terribly long on this. This is to we have called out several of these articles on social media we called out Sex of them and the purpose is to show you the geographic and topic breath of the problem. I don't want anybody they thinking. You don't have a problem in your agency you do. You've got to get control over all right. Let's start with a case. It comes out of a small county in Missouri it's called Monotone County. And this is a case where a couple of uh-huh employees want as a jailer which is a job classification. There another is a deputy they're exchanging posts with each other Making funny faces and and they're coming up with memes and that sort of stuff what are they posting about. They're making fun of people with Down Syndrome NOPE There are some of the faces are clearly meant to mimic people with Down's syndrome. or at least they look like that May Both of them fired no word and the article as to whether or not they have appealed their discipline and if so what the results might bay the second one is something that's going on around the country and it's a corrections officer issue and a apparently. I wasn't in on this so I had no idea this was happening. Apparently corrections officers are posting things on social media Following a quote feeling. Cute an quote a contest so They they right Funny Captions with respect to why they are feeling Utah a particular day and an overall very hard must there's been contests like this in all sorts of different public safety environments but it got taken way way too far So we have for example a corrections officer working for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Who Post something saying feeling cute? Might shoot your baby daddy today I decay. I don't know There are threatening to get her saying feeling cute. I might go gas. Some inmates The results at least that's right now four corrections officers have been fired in Texas To have resigned in lieu of termination and the investigation has spread Brad all over the country third case this is a firefighter case. And it comes out of a small fire department in North Carolina firefighters our fighters in North Carolina. Pretty much know employment rights whatsoever and this is a fire chief who has resigned in light of controversial comments made by his son. This is small town fire department made by his firefighter. Her son on social media. What are the sun say? The Sun posted a comment On social media that illegal legal immigrants should be his words not mine exterminated. Big Public Outcry in the wake of it and Dan both that fire chief's son And the fire chief himself lost their jobs. The fire chief ended up resigning as a result Delta of the controversy about his sons post Next one this one's just came out today And I'M UH recording this on July thirtieth. I'm recording at the day before first of the month and this comes from Hampton University University which is private college in Virginia and it has a number of campus police officers And today the the university announced that it was firing nine. Campus police officers. What were they doing they were engaging in a and I'm quoting here a mean war now? This particular article does not describe. Describe exactly what it is. The these police officers were posted in their meam or but my goodness you can imagine how bad it must be for the university to fire nine of its twenty five campus police officers in one fell swoop. And can I suggest to you that if anybody in your department is engaged in a me more shut it down right now unless the memes are about cute kittens and puppies but anything else. If it's about politics you know it is going to get out of hand in the toxic political environment that we all are facing right now enough. This situation I wanted to talk about is the aftermath of the plain view project described this in past project up. Ah Pass podcast play. Buke project is the brainchild of Philadelphia Law Firm to track the social media posts of individuals rituals who claim to be a police officers and eight jurisdictions around the country The folks at the plain view project then Correlated than names. Because of course. These people aren't doing this anonymously because of course because and verify that the individuals were in fact police officers And then released the social media posts for the world to see and the plain view project identified Thirty one hundred Offensive or potentially offensive posts from just one one of the eight departments Philadelphia and Philadelphia has now announced the first set of disciplinary Inari actions based upon those facebook posts thirteen Philadelphia. Police officers are being fired as a result of it for more are GonNa get a thirty day. Suspensions and a bunch more are going to get anything from a reprimand man to a five day suspension. What's a bunch We don't know the exact numbers yet but it appears it'll be in the low hundreds and then finally our border patrol chief. What's going on there? Well you've probably heard that there's a private facebook facebook post for boater border patrol agencies private facebook account that is group for Border Patrol agents Let me stop right there. There is no such thing as a private facebook account or group unless you think that it is impossible that anybody in your group is going to forward one of your clever posts to somebody else else. There's no such thing as a private facebook group. Well these border patrol agents thought. There was that of course the information got out and Right now sixty. Two current and eight former border patrol agents and employees employees are being investigated in their role in the facebook group and this is a facebook group. It was called. I'm ten ten fifteen. What did they post? They posted everything from open questioning the authenticity authenticity of images of the migrant. Father and child who were found dead in a river they doctored images of representative Alexandria Cossio. Oh Cortez purporting to perform a sex act on donald trump and many many others so all these border border patrol employees who are under are under investigation right now and potentially some of them may end up losing their jobs. What's up with the chief of the Border Patrol? She joined the facebook post and now she is saying look I I may have joined. I was a member of that group. I possibly I got on there for the purpose of reading what my staff thought about me. I didn't know much about the the group and I rarely read their post but yeah I was a member of the the group and an ordinary world the chief would probably be looking at discipline up to and including termination but yet we have no idea in our current environment in Washington. DC what with politics on the fact that these posts concern learn illegal immigration so back to my message about all the stuff. We've got to do an immediate it intervention in the public safety community. And when I say we that includes management Labor people who do I do who are union side lawyers management side lawyers. We have got to get the word out to everybody now now and as often as we possibly can stop this stuff stop posting anything anything but particularly about politics on social media and all you're doing you may think that what you're posting is incredibly incredibly clever or contributing in some meaningful fashion to the national discourse but it may not be all that clever one looked at hat days later or weeks later or in a hearing in which you are challenging your termination and it can well catchy into serious risk of losing your job if you want to have those thoughts you want to express them to your friends. Whatever those thoughts? It's my bay. Feel free to do so. Don't do it on social media. We're going to end up. Just here's a prediction here. Let's come back and revisit this prediction and twenty twenty. We're going to end up with. I'm guessing at least a thousand in public safety employees in the next year. Losing their jobs because of these social media posts. It's so unnecessary Korea right onto our cases. Let's start in California. There's a wonderful decision from California's the Public Employment Relations Board about an exploding offer. What's an exploding offer? Besides a really cool term for something. Something in collective bargaining and exploding offer is a proposal in bargaining. That expires on a fixed date. So this offer is only going to be open until September one two thousand nineteen. That's an exploding offer so are exploding. Exploding offers legal. And this is the case the California Public Employment Relations Board has to deal with In a matter that involves a city of Arcadia California and union known as the Arcadia Police Civilian Employees Association Association. So what happens in the Arcadia case what what is going up. So the city and the Association are parties to a collective collective bargaining agreement. Or they call them in California a memorandum of understanding in September of two thousand thirteen the city announces to the association that wanted to finish negotiations by November two thousand thirteen because of city council elections. That would be held in April two thousand fourteen now. Let's fix that time sequence sequence in our minds. The Union's contract is not due to expire until June two thousand fourteen not so September two thousand thirteen nine months before the expiration of the contract. The city is saying to the Union. We want to wrap up bargaining in two months by November two thousand thirteen because six months later. We're going to have a city council election in April of two thousand fourteen. Okay so that's our time sequence. The city also tells the the association that have no agreement was reached on the contract by the end of November. It was just simply going to shutdown bargaining and it would not re-commence bargaining until after the elections And here's the kicker part of the city's announcement was you you know what if you bargain now and we reach an agreement by November two thousand thirteen signing bonuses will be on the table but if we don't reach agreement by November two thousand thirteen signing bonuses are likely not going to be on the table The association files on Ver- Labor practice charge alleging that the exploding offer he had done by November. Two Thousand Thirteen dinner no signing bonuses That.

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04:01 min | 2 years ago

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"Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Janine Herbst, Iran's foreign minister, says US sanctions against his country are unacceptable, and uncalled-for NPR's, Peter Kenyon has more. Surreal made the comments on a visit to Tokyo saying, Iran is shown maximum restraint, despite the US pressure and Tehran remains committed to the twenty fifteen nuclear agreement that President Trump will the US out of Iran is also warned however, that if it's a Connie doesn't improve in the coming weeks. It may stop abiding by some of its commitments under the deal. NPR's. Peter Kenyon, Missouri state Senate has approved a Bill banning abortion at eight weeks. Now goes to the Republican led house governor Mike Parsons says he supports the measure. It's important for this legislation to get right now. And we're we're six o'clock on Friday. I really believe this legislation will get done because I believe it is the will of the people and the people's voices will be hurt. If passed. The abortion ban would include exceptions for medical emergencies, but not for cases of rape, or incest, and doctors performing abortions after eight weeks would face five to fifteen years in prison. The number of people applying for first time unemployment insurance fell last week to the lowest level in a month. The Labor Department says jobless claims fell sixteen thousand to a seasonally adjusted two hundred twelve thousand Wall Street is trading higher at this hour. The Dow was up two hundred twenty five points. You're listening to NPR news from KCRW. I'm Cheri Glazer, ROY state, and local headlines here in Los Angeles, and all across the state, tens of thousands of workers at the university of California are expected to take part in a one day strike today as KCRW's Jenny Hamill reports. They're picketing at all ten campuses and five of the medical centers to protest the outsourcing of jobs. They say should be reserved for them to unions, representing nearly forty thousand service in patient care workers say, the UC system is given tens of millions of dollars in contracts to private companies. One of those unions, the American federation of state county and municipal employees, local thirty to ninety nine is the. System's largest employees union. It filed three unfair labor practice charges with the California Public employment Relations Board last month. It claimed the UC system, a legally looked for an entered into agreements with private contractors to replace its own employees. With low wage workers a spokesperson for the university of California said in a written statement, that union leaders are spreading false information about contracting and job displacement for KCRW. I'm Jenny Hamill. You may have heard by now. San Francisco has become the first city in the country to ban government use of facial recognition technology. This comes as the futuristic ID systems, become more commonplace from Los Angeles to China privacy, activists say the technology has led to innocent people being wrongly tact. I think if somebody tells you that any technology can predict climb with ninety nine percent accuracy. They are hundred percent wall. David moss is a senior investigative researcher at the electric. Frontier foundation, a nonprofit that defends digital privacy free speech and innovation. And so it's really good that the San Francisco board of supervisors decided to get legislation in place to prevent it from being abused before it just is dominated inspires, control, the vote in San Francisco came after the state assembly approved a proposal last week to prohibit using facial recognition with police body cameras statewide and basketball legends. Magic Johnson and Larry Bird are being honored by the NBA. They will be jointly presented with a lifetime achievement award at this year's NBA awards ceremony to be held next month. The rivalry between the two began back in nineteen seventy nine at the NC double a basketball tournament and continued through their work in the pros burden Johnson did play together though, on.

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06:03 min | 2 years ago

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"Is next. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm korva Coleman. President Trump is expected to lay out his new plan on immigration today. His policy is expected to emphasize merit for those who want to settle in the US such as work skills, and language proficiency, Iran's foreign minister says American sanctions on his country are unacceptable. NPR's Peter Kenyon reports around also says the sanctions are harming Ron's people, not as government or military foreign minister, mohammad-javad Sirri on visit to Tokyo, says, Tehran has been exercising. Maximum restraint, so far, despite the US pressure campaign and the unacceptable sanctions. Zuri vad that Tehran remains committed to the twenty fifteen nuclear agreement despite the US withdrawal from the deal he made. No mention of Tehran's recent declaration that it plans to stop abiding by some of its commitments under the deal. If economic conditions don't improve in the coming weeks, Iran's president Hassan Rohani is also weighed in calling the American sanctions a crime against. Humanity Rani said it was not a war against the government, but against the Iranian nation and it's the people who are suffering. Peter Kenyon, NPR news. Bul Missouri state Senate has passed a Bill severely restricting women's access to abortion, this legislation would outlaw the procedure after eight weeks, often before some women realized they're pregnant, there is no exception for rape, or incest. Although there is one for the health of the mother, Missouri. Governor Mike parson is urging the Missouri state house to pass the Bill to import for this legislation to get right now. And we're we're six o'clock on Friday. I really believe this legislation will get done because I believe it is the will of the people and the people's voices will be heard on Wednesday. Alabama's governor signed into law, a Bill criminalizing all abortions. Unless a mother's health is endangered opponents are filing court challenges. The director of the consumer financial protection bureau says the education department is interfere. Fearing and her agency's efforts to police the student loan industry. The claim is in a letter obtained by NPR and comes amid lawsuits, alleging widespread wrongdoing by student loan companies NPR's Chris Arnold reports. Cfpb director Kathy Kranenburg says the bureau's trying to do oversight of student loan companies, but they're not handing over information that the bureau needs. And it says the reason why is the education department told them not to Seth Friedemann heads up the nonprofit student borrower protection center. He says, what this means is the Ed department is obstructing federal law enforcement officials from standing up for the millions of Americans with student debt, Elizabeth Warren and other senators called the revelations disturbing and just sent letters demanding answers to student loan servicing companies. The education department says it doesn't want the companies to hand over the information due to concerns over quote privacy. Chris Arnold NPR news. And this is NPR. At six four year listening to KCRW news. I'm Cheri Glazer here in Los Angeles. And all across the state, tens of thousands of workers at the university of California are expected to take part in a one day strike today as KCRW Jenny Hamill reports. They're scheduled to pick it at all ten campuses and five of the medical centers to protest the outsourcing of jobs. They say should be reserved for them to unions, representing nearly forty thousand service in patient care workers say, the UC system is given tens of millions of dollars in contracts to private companies. One of those unions, the American federation of state county and municipal employees, local thirty to ninety nine is the UC system's largest employees union. It filed three unfair labor practice charges with the California Public employment Relations Board last month. It claimed the UC system, a legally looked for and entered into agreements with private contractors to replace its own employees with low wage worker. There's a spokesperson for the university of California said in a written statement that union leaders are spreading false information about contracting and job displacement for KCRW. I'm Jenny Hamill. Meanwhile, Uber one big at the National Labor Relations board this week. The board decided the drivers for the ride hailing company are contractors not employees. But that doesn't necessarily have an impact on state regulation here in California KCRW office shy artsy, explains drivers are pushing for better pay and working conditions from Uber and its main ride hailing rival lift a memo released by the national labor board general counsel an appointee of President Trump feels a blow to their effort. The memo says Uber drivers and other gig. Economy workers are contractors. That means they can't unionize under federal law or report workplace abuses to the labor board a memo like this is not something workers can appeal. But it also doesn't have much impact on state lawmakers. Passing heightened regulations and labour organizing will likely continue at the local level Uber and lift. Stock prices have tumbled since their recent initial public offerings mostly because of concerns about their financial poss- facts. Both companies are operating in the red. If you're headed to LAX this morning, you might wanna give yourself some extra time. Construction, crews have been working overnight demolishing pedestrian bridge, that connects terminal, six to a parking structure. That demolition was scheduled to wrap up by five crews. Apparently, we're running late and that means some slower traffic around the airport loop, removing the bridges and early step of a multibillion dollar terminal makeover, that will include a people mover, that will allow passengers to connect to local rail lines and chances, are you may see some intrepid bicyclists pedaling through the raindrops this morning. It is bike to work day an event that celebrates the health and environmental benefits of bicycling to Mark the occasion, the LA metropolitan transportation authority, the L A department of trans. Pretension Santa Monica's big blue bus and.

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"Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Jack Speer. The two suspects in the stem school shooting last week appeared in court today among the slew of charges, though, face are murder and attempted murder. Colorado public radio's dwell bomb has more. Eighteen year old Devon Ericson sixteen year old, my McKinney each been charged with forty-eight criminal offenses, including first degree murder, arson, and theft McKinney goes by the name, Alec and uses male pronouns. He will be charged as an adult district attorney, George Brock ler says, he has unsure if he will seek the death penalty for the eighteen year old suspect there's a specific law in the state of Colorado that says, certain aggravates have to exist for any I agree murder to be eligible eighteen year old candidly, I have done. No analysis of that issue at all the next court hearings for both suspects are in June for NPR news. I'm Alabama in Denver. President Trump signing executive order today design. To safeguard US telecom networks from foreign sabotage NPR's, Scott Horsely reports. The move could affect the Chinese telecom, giant while way the president's order directs the commerce secretary to draw up rules, restricting American companies from buying IT or communications gear from firms owned by controlled by or subject to the direction of a foreign adversary, while a senior administration official says the order is not directed at any particular country or company. It appears to take aim at Chinese firms, such as wall way, which the administration has warned could become a conduit for snooping or sabotage by the government in Beijing. The federal government itself is already barred from doing business with wow way. And another Chinese telecom firms e t the administration's also been discouraging allies from using while way equipment, as they build out their next generation five G networks, Scott Horsely, NPR news, Washington US claims, Iran is posing amounting threat to American interests and allies abroad are being met with international skepticism along with concerns about the possible. Ability of starting a war, or that's being countered by the US, which ones of what it calls credible threats potential attacks on US interests in the region. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer says the administration needs to do more to keep congress in the loop. There's an alarming lack of clarity here. There's no lack of strategy and there's a lack of consultation, the president ought to come up with a strategy and make it clear to congress US, ascendant aircraft carrier and b fifty two bombers to the region while also ordering all non essential government staff at the US embassy and consulate in neighboring Iraq to leave and bama's governor Kay Ivey side. What is now the most restrictive abortion ban in the nation. The Alabama measure approved late yesterday would make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy, unless a mother's life is at risk of felony with no exception for rape, or incest, doctors who perform abortions in the state could be subject to prison time. Stocks pushed higher for a second straight day. The Dow rose one hundred fifteen points, the NASDAQ was up eighty seven points. This is NPR. ER and this is KCRW. It's Wednesday may fifteenth of very good evening to you. Larry parole. Here is what's happening at six four campfire has announced today at the campfire that ravaged the town of paradise was caused by PG and ease electrical transmission lines, the wildfire last of ever was the deadliest and most destructive in California history killing eighty five people and wiping out more than eighteen thousand buildings PG. Any had previously stated, it's a Queant was likely responsible for the fire the new CEO and president William Johnson answered questions during a state assembly committee meeting this afternoon told lawmakers he's prepared to lead PG grapples, with wildfire liability bankruptcy proceedings and a loss of public trust. So if I tell you I'm going to do the best I can to prevent a fire again. You can count on them being true. Now, whether our succeed or not is a different question. I'll Janie facing tens of billions of dollars in liability due to its alleged role in causing wildfires over the past two years. The mayor of Butte county were paradise is can file a criminal lawsuit against against. H E, but that is up to him here in Los Angeles, and all over the state, tens of thousands of workers for the university of California have gone on a one day strike today. They're picketing at all ten campuses and five of the medical centers to protest the outsourcing of jobs. They say should be reserved for them. Here's KCRW Jenny Hamill to unions, representing nearly forty thousand service in patient care workers say, the UC system is given tens of millions of dollars in contracts to private companies. One of those unions, the American federation of state county and municipal employees, local thirty to ninety nine is the system's largest employees union. It filed three unfair labor practice charges with the California Public employment Relations Board last month. It claimed the UC system illegally looked for an entered into agreements with private contractors to replace its own employees, with low wage workers a spokesperson for the university of California said in a written statement, that union leaders are spreading false information about contracting. And job displacement. Let's KCRW any Hamill reporting in two newly hatched bald eagle. Chicks in southern California have been named at thanks to vote by some school-children kids from several schools settled on the name's Simba for the older and larger and cookie for the younger one hatchlings came just days apart in April in big bear. Support for NPR came from or comes from there. The Wallace foundation, fostering improvements and learning and enrichment for disadvantaged children and the vitality of the arts for everyone ideas at Wallace foundation dot org. It's six oh, six from NPR news. It's all things considered. I'm Audie Cornish and I'm Ari Shapiro. The State Department says non essential government employees are in the process of leaving Iraq, it ordered the move in response to US claims that Iran or its proxies are a threat to US forces in the region. And the US wants other countries to follow the US hard line with Iran as NPR's. Michele Keleman reports. His State Department is drawing down its diplomatic presence in both Baghdad and ear. Bill, though officials won't say bye. How much when official caused it a prudent step saying, quote, this threat stream is real and similar to what the US all in Iraq in two thousand eleven as the insurgency intensified, but if the US has credible threats that Iranian backed militias are preparing to attack. US interests, Senator Lindsey Graham wants to see it, and I would urge the State Department and DOD to come down here in explain to us. What's going on? They ranking democrat on this Senate Foreign Relations committee. Bob Menendez, also sounded skeptical about the order departure, the only two reasons for ordering their departure. We have credible intelligence that our people are at risk or in preparation for military action in Iran. He points out that the foreign relations committee oversees, the State Department and the safety of those who work there and is charged with writing the laws that authorized the use of military force yet. The Trump administration has not provided any. Information to this committee on the intelligence behind their, the citizens a what they plan to do in Iraq, or a Ron State Department officials say they are sharing information including with US partners. Secretary of state. Mike Pompeo made a last minute. Stop in Brussels earlier this week to meet European foreign ministers. US officials say he asked the Europeans to use their influence to get Iran to quote deescalate, but the European Union's foreign policy chief Federico greenie is urging both sides to be cautious. We are living in a crucial delicate moments where the most responsible attitude to take is. And we believe should be maximum restraint to avoiding any as collision on a military site. The Trump administration is leading what it calls a maximum pressure campaign against Iran, trying to get others to stop doing business with it after the US pulled out. Out of the Iran nuclear deal. Michele Kelemen, NPR news. The State Department Middle east scholar Vali Nasser calls the current confrontation between the US and Iran crisis manufactured by the Trump administration. Nassar is dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He sees the president's decision to pull out of the Iran, nuclear deal as the starting point, President Trump, essentially took a situation that was fairly stable when he took office and created a crisis by undoing the deal that contained it on program, putting your on enormous amount of economic pressure. And then adding military threat on top of it. But what about the US concerns about Iranian support for the Syrian regime groups like Hezbollah arming, the who these missile test? There is a list of agreeance as the United States, Europeans and other members of the international community have against Iran. But these have not been seen as reasons for going to war with Iran, the proximate reason to go to war with your on during the Obama administration was Iran, going nuclear that was taken care of by the nuclear deal. Now, the United States looks like it's lowering the bar as to what is justifiable reason, for, for going to war with Iran, or trying to escalate tensions with Iran, and they're putting literally everything on the table. So from support for Hezbollah which is being there for a long time to support for Hootie rebels in Yemen to missile tests, to their nuclear program, and increasingly also arguments about Iran's domestic human rights on and put it practices as well. So if you're sitting into Iran would say, well, if you look at this list, they are actually asking for regime change. They're asking for a completely new government in Iraq. On that's non starter with, with, with the existing government in Iraq now Iran signal that it's going to restart some of its nuclear activities. What sense do you have of the conversation? Taking place in Iran. There is a segment of Iranian pub political opinion that believes that since the Europeans, the United States, China Russia are not able to abide with what they promised in the deal. In other words, to reward Iran's seizing, it's an nuclear activity with economic benefits to Iran. Iran should not do its part in the deal either, and I think there's enormous pressure on Dirani president to show that Iran is not going to stay in the deal unilaterally, and therefore, Iran has said that is going to do less in the deal because the Europeans Chinese Russians in the United States are also doing less or indicates of US nothing at all. And I think you're also trying to gain some leverage with the United States, and the leverage here is to say. You know, we can go back to being a nuclear threat. The way we were before the nuclear deal, if that's what you wish I want to talk more about that idea of threat US central command responded to doubts about US claims of increased threats from Iran referring to what they called, quote identified credible threats available to intelligence from US allies regarding Iranian-backed forces in the region. Do you remain unconvinced? I remain unconvinced because this is still not very descriptive of what the threat is. There's always a threat in the region. The United States decides to to distinguish vay serious threat from minor spreads from moderate threats. And it looks like the United States is looking right now for any excuse to say that, that there's an imminent attack on US forces coming escalate pressure on Iran and hopefully to provoke Iran, to do something that would justify military action against it on, and that would force. Europeans Chinese and Russians to also fall behind the United States, but to jump in here, the US you know, we're not the only ones reacting to the current situation after the State Department.

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