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-Still marching after all those years- read one headline last week as thousands of farm workers trekked up the Central Valley to Sacramento, repeating a march led 36 years ago by Cesar Chavez. In 1975, the Farm Workers- Union finally got the new law he wanted when Governor Jerry Brown signed landmark farm labor legislation. Now, a new generation of farm workers is beating on the door of another Democratic Governor. They-re demanding that Gray Davis, who was Governor Brown-s chief-of-staff, sign a bill requiring that deadlocked farm labor contract negotiations be subject to binding arbitration. We hear more about principles and practice, and a controversy steeped in California history from the principal spokesman for the UFW and the president of the Western Growers Association.
  • Newsmaker: Citizens Committee Presents LAPD Chief Criteria
    In its search for a new chief, the LA Police Commission has pared its list of 50 applicants to 13. It also has the recommendations of a 15-member commission of activists and community leaders, public opinion culled from dozens of outreach sessions involving 4,000 people. Civil rights lawyer Connie Rice, who was a member of the commission, says that the new chief must be able to inspire while instituting important reforms.
  • Reporter's Notebook: California's Children in Poverty
    The stereotype of a child in poverty is one who lives with a single mother on welfare, but that-s hardly the reality in California where education and a two-parent home guarantee nothing. A new study by Columbia University-s Center for Children in Poverty is defying conventional definitions of who is poor. Julian Palmer, lead author of the study, reviews the stereotypes and solutions.

Binding Arbitration legislation (SB 1736)

California Agricultural Labor Relations Board

National Labor Relations Board

US Department of Labor

The Dynamics of Child Care Subsidy Use

Children Now

Welfare-to-Work

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