california economy http://kalw.org en Balancing being Mommy and Nanny http://kalw.org/post/balancing-being-mommy-and-nanny <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Lupita Espinoza can often be seen pushing a stroller up one of those steep San Francisco hills that many of us try to avoid. She can’t avoid it, though -- it’s the way to work.</span></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">“I am very lucky that I have a nice family -- they have been flexible with me,” she says.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">She looks after two children at once, both 3-year-olds, a girl and a boy. Today she’s taken them to Precita Park, near their house, to play in the sandbox. Lupita is the little girl’s nanny; the little boy is her son, Orlando. She brings him along while she works. Since her own child is getting some of her attention, the girl’s parents pay her less than they might otherwise. </span></p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 01:42:34 +0000 Leila Day 38978 at http://kalw.org Balancing being Mommy and Nanny Finding work for ex-felons http://kalw.org/post/finding-work-ex-felons <div style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: normal; "><p></p></div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Angel </span>Barerra<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has a felony conviction. He thinks that’s kept him from finding work. In order to give people like </span>Barerra<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> a better chance, some California counties have implemented “Ban the Box” – they’ve made it illegal for employers to ask about felony charges on job applications.</span></p><p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 02:09:18 +0000 Leila Day 25358 at http://kalw.org Finding work for ex-felons A Debate: Is Current California Policy Good for Jobs? Airs 3/17/13 http://kalw.org/post/debate-current-california-policy-good-jobs-airs-31713 <P>The Mar 17, 2013 edition of W<EM>ork with Marty Nemko</EM> will feature a debate on the question, "Is Current California policy good for jobs? Taking the affirmative side will be Ken Jacobs, Director of the Labor Center at U.C. Berkeley. Taking the negative side will be Stanford/Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson.</P> <P>If time permits, I'll also do Three-Minute <EM>Workovers </EM>on callers.</P> <P><EM>Work with Marty Nemko </EM>is heard Sundays from 11 am to noon on KALW, 91.7 FM in San Francisco.</P> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 07:43:16 +0000 mnemko 22988 at http://kalw.org