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Stop Uber and Lyft from Buying Their Own Law to Cheat Workers – No on Prop 22!

You probably can’t turn on the TV for five minutes without seeing a Yes on Prop 22 ad. The tech giants – Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and Instacart – are spending $184 million, which buys a lot of fancy TV spots. In fact, that $184 million is more than any campaign has spent on a ballot […]

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Equality in Opportunity is on the Ballot: Yes on Prop 16

2020 exposed the massive inequalities that plague our country. From the COVID-19 pandemic to police brutality, to unemployment rates disproportionately affecting women and communities of color, America is facing a reckoning over racial, gender, and economic injustice. And although we can’t control the way our federal government chooses to address this moment, California voters have […]

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Schools and Communities First! Vote YES on Proposition 15

For California workers, their families and friends, a vote for Prop 15 on this November’s state ballot should be a no-brainer.  For more than 40 years the state of California has been robbed of billions of dollars a year by a corporate tax loophole.  Unlike in virtually every other state in the country, here commercial […]

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California Labor Stands Unequivocally with Black Lives Matter

Labor Federation Calls for Policy Solutions to Address Structural Racism and Police Violence We’re living in a recurring nightmare in America. Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen the senseless killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, David McAtee, Tony McDade, and George Floyd. And for centuries, our brothers and sisters have been murdered for no […]

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Working People Support Heroes Act

Labor leaders and union members are demanding that the U.S. Senate act on the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, which passed the House of Representatives by a 208 to 199 vote May 15. The HEROES Act would provide $3 trillion in relief that working people desperately need—including the continuation of unemployment […]

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The Coronavirus Message: America Needs Universal Paid Sick Leave

The global coronavirus pandemic is walloping California, and Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered all 40 million residents to ‘shelter in place’ except for travel to purchase groceries and prescription drugs. He also urged Californians to practice ‘social distancing’ from non-family population members. The governor banned large public gatherings and ordered all schools and non-essential businesses to close. The legislature appropriated $1 billion to […]

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Workers’ Bill of Rights During COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis is devastating workers in every industry.  This crisis is also exposing the gaping holes in our social safety net and laying bare just how rigged this economy is against workers and our families and how tilted it is to the wealthy and powerful. It’s time for decision-makers to hear from us about […]

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Gig Companies Shamelessly Use COVID-19 Pandemic to Strip Basic Protections from Workers on Crisis’ Front Lines 

Oakland, CA — The California Labor Federation condemned Uber/Lyft– the multi-billion corporations behind the so-called “Protect App-Based Drivers & Services coalition” that began filing signatures today for a ballot measure to rip basic rights and protections away from workers who have become frontline responders amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer […]

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Coronavirus Outbreak Resources and Information for Workers

The Coronavirus outbreak has us all on edge. As the crisis grows, California’s unions are responding to ensure workers are protected. We’re working with the Newsom Administration to ensure workers have the information they need to protect themselves and their families. The first thing to note is that all California employees have the opportunity to […]

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