FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 14, 2018
Contact: Steve Smith 510-326-4644
Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski
“The delegates of the California Labor Federation declined to endorse Cristina Garcia’s bid for re-election in the State Assembly’s 58th district. The allegations against Garcia are serious and deeply troubling. At the Federation’s pre-primary convention last month, delegates made it clear that they would not endorse someone who is under investigation for such numerous, credible alleged offenses that are the antithesis of our values. The California Labor Federation strongly condemns sexual harassment and abuse in all forms. We continue to fiercely advocate for holding those in power accountable, and are working to ensure that no one is forced to endure exploitation of any kind on the job.”
The California Labor Federation is made up of more than 1,200 unions, representing 2.1 million union members in manufacturing, retail, construction, hospitality, public sector, health care, entertainment and other industries.