PRESS CALL (TOMORROW, 9AM): New UC Berkeley study analyzes the impact of California’s progressive policies on jobs and the economy

Posted on 13 Nov 2017 for representative Anthony Rendon

BERKELEY, CA – The UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education will be joined by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon on a press briefing call to discuss the findings of the Center’s new report, “California is Working: The Effects of California’s Public Policy on Jobs and the Economy since 2011,” on November 14. Starting in 2011, California enacted a wide range of policy measures addressing workers’ rights, environmental issues, safety net programs, taxes, infrastructure and housing. Specific policies included increasing the minimum wage, expanding access to health insurance, reducing carbon emissions and raising taxes on the wealthy and corporations. The report analyzes the combined effects of these policies on employment and economic growth in the state since 2011. Counter to critics’ predictions, the study finds no evidence of negative effects on employment and economic growth. This research is especially relevant now when the US Congress is pursuing policies which go in the opposite direction in each of these policy areas. WHAT: Press briefing call to discuss the report, "California is Working: The Effects of California's Public Policy on Jobs and the Economy since 2011." WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 14, 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET WHO: · Ian Perry, report author, Center for Labor Research and Education, University of California, Berkeley · Anthony Rendon, Speaker of the California State Assembly · Ken Jacobs, Chair, Center for Labor Research and Education, UC Berkeley HOW TO PARTICIPATE: CALL-IN NUMBER: 877 888 4291 CONFERENCE ID: LABORCENTER ###