Stop the Attack on Bridge and Road Safety – Vote No on Prop 6

One of the most important issues voters will decide this fall is Prop 6, the repeal of SB 1. SB 1 provides significant funding for infrastructure throughout California, dramatically improving the safety of our state’s roads and bridges. California Labor Federation delegates unanimously approved a “No” on Prop 6 at our convention last month. What […]

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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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Vote to Save Public Education in California

High profile electoral contests may grab more attention, but one race could actually determine whether or not public schools survive in our state. That’s the race for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. It’s hard to believe that public education, a taken-for-granted cornerstone of our democracy, could be lost. But there are plenty examples of countries […]

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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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Weakening of Unions is Directly Related to Exploding Inequality

“We have the best economy in the history of our country.” That’s what Donald Trump had to say about the state of America’s economy this week in Tampa, Fl. For the wealthy few and big corporations, that may well be true. For everyone else? Not even close. Wages are stagnant, the middle class is shrinking, […]

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