Tony Thurmond for Superintendent of Public Instruction

Few races this year feature a starker contrast than the race for Superintendent of Public Instruction. On one side, you have Tony Thurmond, a former school board member and current legislator with deep ties to our public schools. On the other side, you have candidate Marshall Tuck who’s a former Wall Street investment banker and […]

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Support Striking Workers at Marriott!

In California, picket lines are up at Marriott hotels in San Francisco, San Jose, San Diego and Oakland. Other locations included in the strike are Boston, Detroit and Hawaii. The strike comes after months of negotiations by UNITE HERE locals with the massive hotel chain. Contracts have expired, and the company refuses to make meaningful progress on a host of issues including providing jobs that pay a living wage, securing job protection around automation, and workplace safety.

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No on Prop 5: Protect Schools and Public Safety!

As with many ballot initiatives, Prop 5 isn’t what it seems. Supporters are framing it as a measure to help with the housing crisis. Not even remotely true. What Prop 5 really is all about is lining the pocket of special interests at the expense of our schools, public safety and health care. One special […]

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California First Responders Say “No on Prop 11”

Prop 11 is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. While purporting to be about protecting public safety, it actually strips first responders of their right to meal and rest breaks, which makes their jobs more grueling and makes us all less safe. Thousands of California’s first responders are in jeopardy of losing their right to meal […]

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California Labor Federation and NextGen America Launch Uniting California to #FliptheHouse

Voters are inundated with political noise. TV ads, mail, online solicitations, Facebook, to name a few. With control of the House of Representatives expected to be decided by a razor-thin margin, figuring out how to break through that noise is the key to winning in November. That’s what Uniting California, a project of the California […]

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California Labor Federation Applauds Senate Vote in Support of Landmark Measure AB 3080 to Curb Workplace Harassment, End Forced Arbitration

Today, the California state Senate resoundingly rejected the all-too-common practice of companies using forced arbitration to silence workers and strip them of their basic rights.

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Silicon Valley Security Officers Ratify First Contract in One of the Largest Private-Sector Organizing Efforts in California History

The Four-Year Contract Will Cover More than 3,000 Area Officers Silicon Valley – This Saturday, security officers–including those who protect tech giants like Google and Facebook—ratified their hard-fought first union contract that will cover 3,000 area guards. Despite Silicon Valley’s booming local economy, many area officers are struggling to get by on what they were […]

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What’s the Real Story on Dynamex?

On April 30, the California Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling in Dynamex Operations West, Inc.  v. Superior Court of Los Angeles that made it harder for companies to misclassify workers as independent contractors. In California, the test of employment status has been developed through caselaw over several decades. Dynamex built upon the earlier Court-established […]

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All-Star Panel Featuring Jane Fonda Pushes to End Forced Arbitration

Today women from various industries and backgrounds gathered in Sacramento to engage in an open and honest discussion on an equitable future for all women, starting with putting an end to rampant sexual harassment women endure in the workplace. The California Labor Federation and the Consumer Attorneys of California sponsored Making Equity a Reality for […]

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