Gov. Jerry Brown shakes hands with Assemblyman Ash Kalra, D-San Jose before his State of the State address. Kalra, elected with help from organized labor, is now pushing a bill that would require the state to turn over personal information of private company workers to unions, the better to organize.
Gov. Jerry Brown shakes hands with Assemblyman Ash Kalra, D-San Jose before his State of the State address. Kalra, elected with help from organized labor, is now pushing a bill that would require the state to turn over personal information of private company workers to unions, the better to organize. Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com
Gov. Jerry Brown shakes hands with Assemblyman Ash Kalra, D-San Jose before his State of the State address. Kalra, elected with help from organized labor, is now pushing a bill that would require the state to turn over personal information of private company workers to unions, the better to organize. Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com
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In the name of helping workers, this bill would strip them of basic privacy

July 11, 2017 05:00 AM

UPDATED July 11, 2017 12:59 PM

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