Views from the California Labor Movement

Labor, community blasts billionaires, defeats AB 1217

September 19, 2017

With statewide labor solidarity and community support, the billionaire carve-out bill known as AB 1217 was defeated last week. With strong campaign efforts by UTLA members and allies, including our affiliates, the NAACP, LA County Democratic Party and the state PTA, our message and organizing was powerful enough that the bill was never brought to a vote by the Senate.


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Iconic labor leader Eugene V. Debs was imprisoned for refusing to fight in WWI. While in prison, he ran for president and received 1 million votes in 1919!

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