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California Unions Vigorously Defend Laws Protecting Immigrant Workers

“In California, our values dictate our public policy. We won’t be silent while Attorney General Jeff Sessions attacks hard-working immigrants to score political points for a morally bankrupt administration. California unions were proud to help lead the charge for new laws, including the Immigrant Worker Protection Act, that protect immigrants from being ripped away from their families as a result of the inhumane policies of Donald Trump. We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Gov. Jerry Brown, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra and legislative leaders to vigorously defend these laws. No one should live in fear simply for going to work to earn a living for her family. Today, we’re sending a clear message to Sessions and Trump: In California we respect and protect all working people. Period.”

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Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski on Racism and Hate

The events of the past week make it crystal clear that the profound evil of white supremacy is on the march in America, emboldened by a president who refuses to issue an unqualified condemnation of hate and bigotry and instead blames “all sides” for violence perpetrated by racists. We stand in solidarity with the brave women and men who risked their lives in Charlottesville and across the US to stand up to bigots and racists who seek to denigrate and divide this great country.

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