Wins for Workers! Click here to download the 2017 Legislative Wrap Up The 2017 legislative session has come to an end and real progress has been made for working families. We fought off the federal assaults on health care, environmental protection, and immigrant communities, while fighting to maintain workers’ rights and create good jobs in […]Read More
The legislative process is another tool to build worker power and grow the labor movement. The California Labor movement draws on our greatest asset – our members – to be the voice for working people in our State Capitol.
Our legislative work is laser-focused on attacking the problems that stymie workers from organizing at their workplace. Whether it is worker retaliation, rising health care costs, subcontracted and temporary work or low wages – we develop legislative solutions with our unions and deliver new labor law protections.
See below for our past, recent, and future legislative priorities for working people in California.
Presented at Labor’s Joint Legislative Conference
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Working people are under attack. Twenty-eight states have passed “right to work” laws to weaken public and private sector unions. In Congress, bills have been introduced to take away our bargaining power, eliminate prevailing wage, and impose national right to work.
Anti-Labor forces continue to go to the courts seeking to weaken unions and undermine workers’ rights. And a Trump Administration could roll back a century of worker protections and union rules.Read More
This year California workers had major and historic wins.
The passage of a $15 minimum wage put California on the leading edge of a national movement to raise wages. The enactment of overtime for farmworkers and permanent overtime laws for domestic workers were long overdue reforms that help some of the lowest wage workers in the state build a better life for their families. These new laws will make a real difference in the lives of millions.Read More
California’s economy has rebounded and many areas of the state are booming. Yet workers are not sharing in the recovery.Finding a job may not be as hard now, but finding a good job is more elusive than ever. At a time of record prosperity, families are facing unprecedented levels of economic insecurity.
Labor’s agenda for 2016 aims to correct these growing injustices and rebuild a sense of security for working families.Read More
Highlights of Labor’s priority bills for 2015:Read More
Fact Sheet: SB 546 (Leno)
Purpose: To require rate review and prior approval of rates for health plans and insurers that sell coverage in the large group market. Rate changes impact the premiums, co-pays, deductibles, and covered benefits that purchasers and members pay. The bill will protect large employers and workers from unjustified increases in the cost of their health benefits.Read More
Working People Standing Together | Changing Lives Download a copy of the Legislative Agenda (pdf) For many families, times have never been tougher. Although California’s employment reports look good at first glance, far too many jobs are low-wage, temporary, and part-time. Workers are insecure, and that makes it harder to enforce basic labor standards. The […]Read More
See how your legislator measures up! View Labor’s annual voting records for California state legislators.Read More
After years of deep budget cuts and recession, California’s economy is slowly recovering and we now have a budget surplus. While we’re headed in the right direction, we have a long way to go to make the necessary investments to support a healthy economic future.Read More