WorkWeek looks at the ongoing corruption scandal at California Division Of Industrial Relations DIR. Former Christine Baker the director was involved in placing her daugher in a no work job and paying her $129,000. Baker was in charge of Cal-OSHA and Department of Workers Compensation and there is a serious systemic crisis for workers at both agencies. The California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is still defending Baker and refuses to investigate and prosecute her, her daughter and other state officials for corruption and fraud.
Next, WorkWeek hears about the issues on May Day for ILWU Local 10 and other Port of Oakland maritime workers who face an effort by billionaire and GAP owner John Fisher who wants to build a new A’s stadium on Howard Terminal in the Port of Oakland. This according to maritime workers would destroy jobs and threaten gentrification of the community.
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