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California lawmakers are looking to pass a bill that would give farmworkers more ways to vote in union elections. Business groups have labeled it a job killer but United Farm Workers, which sponsored the bill, says it’s akin to the state’s new vote-by-mail system.

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A retired Santa Barbara County probation officer was charged on Friday with more than a dozen felonies, including tax evasion, related to an investigation into an embezzlement scheme in which he bilked more than $600,000 from his union for more than a decade, according to a Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office spokesman.

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The Lompoc City Council on Tuesday night approved an agreement with the Lompoc Police Officers’ Association that will result in all sworn and non-sworn officers receiving a 2% salary increase. Additionally, City Manager Jim Throop used Tuesday night’s meeting to provide an update on city facilities and programs that were closed or stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CLAIM: Just three days after Attorney General William Barr announced the Department of Justice will prosecute hoarders of personal protective equipment needed to combat the coronavirus, a California union suddenly located a stockpile of 39 million N95 masks.