The Inspiring Story of Mark Andol's Made in America Store

After nearly losing his welding business to foreign competition, Mark Andol decided to open a store in an out-of-business car dealership selling only American-made products. People thought he was crazy, but Andol wanted to make a statement — and in this special two-part edition of The Manufacturing Report, he explains how he got it done.

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California Protects Precariat Workers

From the AFL-CIO

In a historic win for California’s workers, the California Legislature approved a bill Sept. 13 that makes the misclassification of employees as independent contractors more difficult.

Sponsored by the California Labor Federation, Assembly Bill 5 codifies and expands on a 2018 California Supreme Court decision.

The bill also will help curb the rampant exploitation of workers by unscrupulous employers and give California’s working people the basic rights and protections we all deserve. Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign the bill into law.

 “The time is up for unscrupulous employers who claim their workers are ‘independent’ in order to cut corners on costs,”  California Assembly member Lorena Gonzalez said about A.B. 5

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