The California Labor Federation, representing 2.1 million union workers across the state, announced endorsements in State Assembly, Senate and congressional races for the November 2016 general election at California Labor’s Biennial Convention in Oakland in July 2016.
In the race for US Senate, the Labor Federation delegates voted to endorse Kamala Harris, noting her support of working people on issues including combatting wage theft, protecting homeowners, standing up to the big banks and calling for trade deals that safeguard good jobs.
Delegates endorsed Proposition 55, an important measure to fund vital services including schools, and Proposition 56, which taxes tobacco to increase funding for health care services. Delegates voted to oppose Proposition 53, a deceptive measure that makes it more difficult to rebuild the state’s crumbling infrastructure and could cost California good jobs.
Endorsements are determined through a democratic process by which delegates to the California Labor Federation vote to support candidates and ballot measures.