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December 8, 2022From: Beverly Hills Chamber Of Commerce
Beverly Hills Chamber Of Commerce - Government Affairs Update - December 7, 2022
LA County On Verge of Indoor Mask Mandate As COVID-19 Rates Climb Nationwide
Los Angeles County health officials moved the county to the “medium” level for COVID-19 infections. The increased rate of infections triggered talks about reinstating an indoor mask mandate, including shared office space and manufacturing settings. As of the week of November 28th, the county recorded 2,710 cases per day, or 188 cases per week for every 100,000 residents. Hospitalizations also increased dramatically. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 1196 confirmed new admissions of coronavirus-positive patients last week, triple the rate from the beginning of November.
UC Graduate Employees Press Strike Demands In Sacramento
On November 14th, over 48,000 workers at all ten University of California schools decided to strike. After months of bargaining, both UC school officials and the United Auto Workers Union (UAW) could not reach an agreement. In order to add more pressure to the agreement, UC workers traveled to Sacramento where they brought their cause in front of the state capital and put added pressure on elected officials to take up their cause. As a result, bargaining officials drafted a tentative agreement.Their efforts proved helpful as the UAW has reached a tentative agreement with the UC system. This agreement would give 12,000 postdoctoral scholars and academic researchers a 29% increase in annual pay. Team members are still debating the salaries of the remaining 36,000 graduate workers.
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