Sacramento – The California State Senate passed a pair of bills today to make the binding, private arbitration process fairer for California workers and consumers by ensuring that they have access to a court reporter and cannot be forced by a corporation to travel out of state to resolve a dispute. Both bills, authored by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) now head to the state Assembly.
FREMONT – Four local community leaders from Alameda and Santa Clara counties who are active in education, technology, arts, culture and the non-profit sectors will be honored by state Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) at his 6th Annual Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Leadership Awards ceremony Thursday, May 12 in Fremont.
Domestic violence prevention executive director and co-founder of Lincoln High donation pantry will be recognized
April 27, 2016
Fremont – The executive director of SAVE (Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments) and the co-founder of the Spirit of Giving Donation Pantry at Lincoln High School in San Jose are the Women of the Year in Senate District 10, Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) announced today.
WHO: Senator Wieckowski, Dr. Yassi Safinya-Davies (SAVE), Kelly Phillips (Lincoln High)
Consumers and employees would not be forced to travel out of state to represent themselves in binding arbitration; could have a court reporter present
April 26, 2016
Sacramento – Californians forced to resolve a dispute through private, binding arbitration would no longer be additionally forced by a corporation to travel out of state to represent themselves, under a bill by State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) that was approved today by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
SACRAMENTO - The California State Senate delegation to the 2015 Paris, France, United Nations Framework on Climate Change Conference of Parties released the following statement commemorating the national holiday of Earth Day.
Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills), Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), and Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) said:
Secondary units are overdue alternatives that will provide affordable housing
April 20, 2016
Sacramento – The supply of accessory dwelling units, a long under used approach to providing affordable workforce housing, would increase across the state under a bill by State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) that is receiving widespread backing from the business community, affordable housing advocates and urban planners. SB 1069 was approved with bipartisan support this morning in the Senate Governance and Finance Committee, and yesterday in the Transportation and Housing Committee.
New York provides more than five times as much funding as California
March 10, 2016
Sacramento – Joined by legal aid advocates representing non-profits across California, State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) urged members of a Senate budget subcommittee today to push for an increased investment in the state’s Equal Access Fund, a fund used to provide legal services to some of California’s neediest residents. Wieckowski continues to lead a bipartisan effort to increase funding for legal aid in California, which tops the nation in the number of people living in poverty.
Coastal Conservancy receives $3 million grant in Prop. 1 funds to remove invasive Spartina from bay wetlands
February 19, 2016
Hayward – A long-term project to remove the invasive Spartina, a weed that adversely impacts endangered species, tidal mudflats and shorebird foraging habitat, is getting additional funding, as a result of a California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) $3 million grant to the state Coastal Conservancy.
Sacramento - California stands to benefit from the recent United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change agreement reached in Paris, state senators said today during a hearing on the state’s cap and trade climate investments.