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Seeking justice at 90: A veteran’s quest

More than six decades after the U.S Air Force discharged her without warning, Helen James is still seeking the honors she earned. Helen entered the military in 1952 as a radio operator on a base in Roslyn, N.Y., following in the footsteps of her father, who had served in the Army. No one talked in … Continue reading “Seeking justice at 90: A veteran’s quest”

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Safeguarding civil and workplace rights: Our summer lecture series highlights the work at hand

As groups across California and the United States work to shore up essential civil and workplace rights that have been established over the past 50 years, our annual lecture series is more timely than ever. The series launches June 13 at our office on Montgomery Street in San Francisco with a talk on how diverse … Continue reading “Safeguarding civil and workplace rights: Our summer lecture series highlights the work at hand”

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In veterans’ supportive housing, homeless women need gender-specific options

This Memorial Day, let’s honor those who sacrificed their lives for our country, by caring for veterans who survived but carry scars from their service. One veteran we’ve worked with, whom I’ll call “Laura” in this post, was sexually assaulted while in the Army. As a result, she grapples with post-traumatic stress, and she became … Continue reading “In veterans’ supportive housing, homeless women need gender-specific options”

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People with disabilities sue BART for discrimination

Legal Aid at Work teams with Disability Rights Advocates in class action seeking changes in policies, conditions

SAN FRANCISCO – A pair of advocacy groups and two people with disabilities filed a lawsuit today against BART alleging that it discriminates against people with mobility disabilities, effectively excluding them from the regional mass transit system. For people with disabilities, problems that may be familiar annoyances to most riders can create absolute barriers to … Continue reading “People with disabilities sue BART for discrimination”

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Workers at popular Mission Beach Cafe sue seeking basic wage and hour compliance

SAN FRANCISCO — Nine current and former employees of Mission Beach Café, where the line for brunch stretches around the corner most weekends, filed a lawsuit today alleging, among other things, that they are unable to cash their paychecks due to insufficient funds, they are not paid regularly, and they usually don’t receive pay stubs. … Continue reading “Workers at popular Mission Beach Cafe sue seeking basic wage and hour compliance”

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Athletes file gender discrimination class action over facilities, teams at Northern California high school

Title IX case seeks improvements in programs for girls at Red Bluff HS

SACRAMENTO (Tuesday, March 7) — Female athletes at Red Bluff High School are suing Red Bluff Joint Union High School District claiming that girls at the school do not receive the same athletic facilities, benefits and opportunities as their male counterparts. Their lawsuit, brought under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, says boys … Continue reading “Athletes file gender discrimination class action over facilities, teams at Northern California high school”

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In The Media

Wage theft costs low-paid California workers $2 billion per year


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Working Conditions and Quality of Care


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ANOTHER VIEW: Loop Civic Center To Help People Hear


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