Press inquiries

CONTACT:

Steve Smith, Communications Director

phone: (510) 326-4644

email: ssmith@calaborfed.org

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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California Assembly Votes to Protect Workers’ Overtime Pay

The Assembly approval of AB 1565 is a huge victory for California’s working people. When President Obama issued an updated overtime rule in 2016, it was long overdue. Millions of low- and moderate-income workers have been putting in long hours on the job without fair compensation.

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Statement on Reports that Andrew Puzder is Withdrawing as Nominee for Labor Secretary

For Immediate Release February 15, 2017 Contact: Steve Smith 510-326-4644 ssmith@calaborfed.org Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski on Reports that Andrew Puzder is Withdrawing as Nominee for Labor Secretary Today’s report that fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder is withdrawing from consideration as Labor Secretary is a major victory for working people in California […]

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CA Labor Statement on Trump Immigration Actions

For Immediate Release January 26, 2017 Contact: Steve Smith 510-326-4644 Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski on Trump Administration Immigration Actions Yesterday’s executive orders will cause havoc among countless families in California and across America. These actions will separate children from their parents and empower unscrupulous employers to exploit immigrant workers. The […]

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Labor’s Statement on the 2016 General Election

For Immediate Release  Contact: Steve Smith 510-326-4644 California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski on the 2016 General Election Amidst the darkness of the national election results for progressives and working people, California firmly remains a beacon of light and hope. Hillary Clinton won by nearly 30 points in California and we elected a true […]

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Labor’s Statement on Kamala Harris’ Victory

“The California labor movement is thrilled with the election of Kamala Harris as our next U.S. Senator. As Attorney General, Harris tackled some of the most pressing issues California faces including going after the big banks in the wake of the housing crisis, protecting workers from rampant wage theft and criminal justice reform. Working people are fortunate to have her continue to champion our values at a national level, and we’re confident she’s going to be a tremendous Senator who will fight for us each and every day in the U.S. Capitol.”

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Final GOTV Push Caps California Labor’s Unprecedented Election Mobilization

Union volunteers are finishing a frenzied push in the final two days of this election to elect worker-friendly candidates and win ballot races that will ensure California builds on its status as the nation’s leader in advancing the rights of working people. In addition, thousands of California Labor volunteers hit the doors and phones this election season in neighboring Nevada to boost Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid.

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