There’s an interesting op-ed in the New York Times, by Corey Robin. Mr. Robin reviews some recent analysis and finds  – no surprise – that Republican legislatures are using cookie-cutter legislation and creating new government requirements to deny unemployment benefits, keep wages down, and generally “passing legislation designed to enhance the position of employers at the expense of employees.”  Fortunately, here in California the Democratic-majority legislature and current Democratic governor do a decent job of resisting these efforts.  California workers enjoy job and wage protections in a number of areas, as they should.

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