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VIAW Newswire 05.10.13

Posted on 05 September 2013 by admin

Steinberg Releases Plan To Boost Mental Health Care in California
On Tuesday, California Senate Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) released a proposal that aims to improve mental health services in the state and reduce the number of patients with mental illnesses in prisons and hospitals, the Sacramento Bee‘s “Capitol Alert” reports.


Stop AB 1309: Professional Athletes Deserve Workers Comp Too

There is no question that the game of football is dangerous. NFL players get injured on the job – so many that an “injury report” section is ubiquitous in our sports page.

Tuesday: Join the Rally to Stop the Koch Brothers’ Takeover in LA
You remember the Koch Brothers — those notorious anti-union billionaires behind Prop 32, dirty energy policies, voter suppression and union-busting in Wisconsin and other states. They’ve been trying for years to take over our politics. N
ow, they’re trying to take over our newspaper, the Los Angeles Times.

We don’t want their hate in L.A.

Help us stop the Koch brothers from taking over the LA Times by joining the rally on May 14th at noon outside Oaktree Capital Management (333 S. Grand Ave in downtown LA).

For more information, contact Glen Arnodo at the L.A. County Federation of Labor:
(213) 381-5611 x126 or


End-of-Life Care in California: You Don’t Always Get What You Want

Trends in end-of-life care show that not only does the care given vary widely from region to region and hospital to hospital, but also patients often don’t get the care they prefer. What can be done?



The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) is helping to dispel five common myths about fire sprinklers, and highlighting the benefits of home sprinklers to kickoff Fire Safety and Awareness Week (May 6-12), which is part of National Building Safety Month in May.

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