California: Priorities, Priorities

It’s always good to see that California Governor Jerry Brown is on it when it comes to exploited workers:

Gov. Brown Signs Law Recognizing Cheerleaders As Employees

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation recognizing California’s professional cheerleaders as employees who are entitled to minimum wage and overtime.

Brown’s office announced Wednesday that he signed AB202, requiring sports teams to employ cheerleaders as workers instead of contractors. That provides them with sick leave and other labor protections available to other staff.

It’s believed to be the first law of its kind in the nation.

Story wouldn’t be complete without a screen cap, would it?

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