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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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California Labor Federation Announces General Election Endorsements, Massive Mobilization to Win in November

The California Labor Federation, representing 2.1 million union workers across the state, today announced endorsements in statewide constitutional, Assembly, Senate and congressional races and ballot measures for the November general election at California Labor’s Biennial Convention in Orange County, the epicenter of the fight for control of Congress this fall.

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Trump’s Supreme Court Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh Is Deeply Troubling

Working families deserve a Supreme Court justice who will respect the rights of working people and who will enforce decades of legal precedent that protect us in the workplace. On Monday night, President Donald Trump rejected working men and women by selecting Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement.

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California Labor Movement Condemns Janus Decision, Vows to Build Strength to Give More Workers a Path to American Dream

We condemn the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn 40 years’ worth of precedent at the behest of corporate billionaires in the Janus v. AFSCME case. The decision today to reverse a unanimous 1977 Supreme Court ruling is nothing more than a bald attempt to weaken unions by some of America’s richest CEOs and five […]

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Millennials and Unions: A Match Made in Heaven

We are at a critical point in time where the government wants to abolish public and private health care, slash the public-sector’s strength to collective bargaining, and decrease wages in return for more work. The millennial’s best response to counterblow these threats is to stand together in a union.

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