Many years ago, I voted for Jerry Brown when he ran for President. People mocked him as “Governor Moon Beam,” but I always thought of him as a man who cared about people. He still is. Governor Brown has signed a bill of rights for domestic workers. The bill will provide overtime pay and other protections.
Governor Brown has acted courageously to protect the least among us. Hopefully other governors and state legislatures will follow his lead. What we really need is a national workers bill of rights.
Laura Clawson of the Daily Kos explores the impact of cuts in unemployment. Nearly a quarter of a million people have been taken off the unemployment roles, many in states where unemployment is still very high, including California where 100,000 people will no longer receive benefits.
It’s easy for politicians to cry poor or rationalize cutting a benefit. It’s another thing for the person who now has no income. Over the past ten years, federal and state governments have found ways to help the job creators who create no jobs. How about doing something for the real wealth creators – workers – who are the victims of a system that pushes money up that never trickle down?