California Labor Federation Condemns SCOTUS Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski   (Sacramento) – “The conservative majority on the Supreme Court struck another devastating blow to workers today with its decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Reproductive health care is a workers’ issue that’s inextricably linked to the fundamental freedoms unions advocate for every day. Those most […]

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California Labor Federation Applauds Senate Labor Committee For Advancing Right to Unionize for Legislative Staff AB 1577 (Stone) Clears Key Committee in Historic Vote

(SACRAMENTO) – The California Labor Federation today applauded the Senate Labor Committee vote to advance AB 1577 (Stone), a measure that allows staff of the California Legislature to unionize. Today’s vote marks the first time a bill granting the right to join a union for legislative staff in California has passed a committee, signaling crucial […]

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JUNE 18TH POOR PEOPLE’S MORAL MARCH ON WASHINGTON AND TO THE POLLS

Read the full article on Beyond Chron by clicking here. Building Momentum for November On June 18th, tens of thousands will assemble at the National Mall for a march organized by the Poor People’s Campaign (PPC). The PPC is a nationwide interracial and interfaith coalition of 200 organizations in 45 states. The “Moral March on Washington […]

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Working People Win Big in Key California Primary Races

Working People Win Big in Key California Primary Races Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski “Working people won big in key races throughout the state last night after weeks of mobilizing to support candidates who share our values. Thousands of union volunteers knocked on doors, made phone calls and contacted voters online […]

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California Labor Federation Applauds Governor’s Inflation Relief Proposal Calling it a ‘Statement of Values’

Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski: “A budget is a statement of values. With his inflation relief package, Governor Newsom made a strong declaration that California is squarely behind working people being squeezed by rising costs and low wages. “This package includes a constellation of beneficial proposals to ease the burden on […]

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Workers’ Memorial Day 2022: Mourn the Dead and Fight Like Hell for the Living. Our Proposals for Safer Workplaces in California

Workers’ Memorial Day is a solemn reminder of just how much working people sacrifice simply to earn a living. And sadly, some make the ultimate sacrifice on the job. According to the AFL-CIO’s Death on the Job report, released this week, 340 workers die every day on the job. Many more die as a result […]

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CALIFORNIA TEAMSTERS HOLD AMAZON ACCOUNTABLE

This article originally appeared on the Teamsters blog.  California Teamsters are joining with elected officials to lead a crackdown on Amazon’s disreputable practices, halting the global behemoth in its efforts to exploit workers and communities all in the name of even higher corporate profits for itself. In the latest action this week, a California Assembly […]

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“We stand on the shoulders of giants, change-makers whose legacy continues to create opportunities:” Q&A with Executive Director of the Orange County Labor Federation Gloria Alvarado

On the last day of of Women’s History Month, we close out our series highlighting trailblazing California women making history in the labor movement with our final feature: Executive Director of the Orange County Labor Federation, Gloria Alvarado! What are your biggest challenges and accomplishments you’ve faced while in labor? I believe the biggest challenges […]

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“Unions need to be a force for equalizing fair treatment and directly taking on harassment:” Q&A with San Diego Building Trades’ Leader Carol Kim

In the final week of Women’s History Month, we continue to highlight trailblazing California women making history in the labor movement right now! Today we feature San Diego Building and Construction Trades Council leader Carol Kim. Q: How did you first become involved in worker advocacy? A: I came to it through politics, actually. While […]

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