In this biweekly column, editor Jesse Marx takes big concepts to the everyday level. Think income inequity, health care, policing, housing, politics — and how they impact you.
Marx will show how decisions made in the halls of power trickle down. Who wins, who loses and why.
Teamsters Local 542 started its strike last month expecting a better contract from Republic Services after watching a successful strike in Orange County. But the company saw a de facto deadline in the workers’ existing employment contract, and held the line until it broke.