City Council considers ordinance to address wage thefts

“Workers in construction actually don’t know precisely who they’re working for or how much their promised pay is,” said Scott Littlehale, policy analyst at Smart Cities Prevail. On Tuesday night, Berkeley City Council considered an ordinance to improve pay transparency and accountability for construction workers and other victims of wage
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After June balcony collapse, city, county officials take action

The beige walls of the Library Gardens apartment complex flickered with reflections of emergency lights, a grim parallel to the red party cups littering the pale gray sidewalk, lying among the rubble. Before anyone could question what had led to the tragedy, paramedics first needed to determine who had even survived it, sifting through the wreckage of a fallen balcony.
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