This Bay Area Company Raised Wages in the Pandemic. Will more follow?
Earlier this month, Duroux and the other 2,000 employees at the casino hit a sort of jackpot of their own when their hourly pay was voluntarily increased by a minimum of between $2.50 and $3.25. Workers who earn tips will see their pay increased to $17.50 per hour while non-tipped workers will get $18.50 hourly. Salaried employees will see bonuses of 10% and the company pays in full for employee medical plans if they work more than 20 hours per week along with providing meals.
Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and Point Reyes National Seashore Announce Partnership
On Monday, August 9, 2021, a General Agreement for a Government-to-Government Partnership was signed between the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria (Tribe) and the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service (NPS), Interior Regions 8, 9, 10, and 12, which specifically includes the Point Reyes National Seashore and those sections of Marin County which are administrated by the Superintendent of Point Reyes National Seashore (PRNS).
Petaluma Profile: Greg Sarris brings Miwok myths to life
“I had never written a children’s story, so I turned to the classics like the Brothers Grimm, where a beautiful maiden is rescued by a handsome and powerful male hero. The contrast between them and the Miwok, female-centric tales was obvious, but the most noticeable thing is the level of violence and gruesome deaths in the classic fairy tales.”
UCLA Law receives $15 million to boost study of Native American law and policy
“Tribal law is a cornerstone of Native Americans’ quest for equality and inclusion within the U.S. justice system,” said Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Tribal Chairman Greg Sarris, who received his undergraduate degree from UCLA and returned to teach English for more than a decade.
Outstanding Voices: Graton Rancheria Resort and Casino’s Greg Sarris believes equality is all about inclusion
A writer and academic who has taught at UCLA, Loyola Marymount University and Sonoma State University, Sarris helped lead the Graton Rancheria tribe’s restoration as a federally recognized American Indian nation