Because money is what allows most people to live their lives and meet daily needs, it is important that California residents receive proper compensation for the services they carry out. You may not have the most glamorous job, but you likely still rely on the paycheck you receive to provide for yourself and, possibly, your family.
Employees in the health care industry put their trust in their employers to do the right thing when it comes to patient treatment. Unfortunately, sometimes a company will prioritize profits over people, which can have disastrous consequences. Many health care workers want to hold their employers accountable when this kind of thing occurs, but they may fear being fired and having difficulty finding new employment. Recently, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation that will give additional protection to health care workers when it comes to retaliation and whistleblower claims.
These days, it can be difficult for families to make ends meet. Most people expect that if they work full time, they should be able to make enough money to provide for themselves and their loved ones. However, employees across industries report that higher costs of living and stagnant wages make that difficult. Some say that their employers are not properly compensating them for their work, by not paying them for hours worked or not providing them with proper meal and rest breaks. This is why grocery workers in Southern California are considering a strike.