Despite Concessions, Worries Remain Over Gig Economy Bill

California is poised to pass a sweeping labor bill that would turn drivers into employees, but gig companies are concerned about the implications and are urging lawmakers to forge a new path

Over Labor Day, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared his support for reclassifying an estimated 2 million California workers as employees instead of independent contractors. But while Democratic presidential candidates have seized upon labor standards of gig workers as a campaign issue, many questions remain about AB 5’s implications.

Sep 6, 2019 Judy Lin

Still Going Strong: Catching Up with C.C. Myers

C.C. Myers was lauded for “working miracles in heavy construction.” A project in Santa Monica brought Myers and his company worldwide recognition and many honors and awards as well as a spot on the cover of the July 1995 issue of Comstock’s magazine.

Jul 8, 2019 Tom Couzens

Transcontinental Railroad Turns 150

The construction of the First Transcontinental Railroad was one of the greatest engineering feats in American history, one whose ramifications are felt to this day. The six-year project involved two competing railroad companies laying nearly 1,800 miles of track across the continent, linking west with east.

Apr 29, 2019 Allen Pierleoni