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Northstate labor union celebrates Labor Day with picnic in the park

This article originally appeared on ABC7 KRCR. By Aaron Spurlock, Mike Mangas ANDERSON, Calif. — COVID-19 closed it down for a year but the Labor Day Picnic was back in Anderson River Park on Monday for the thirty-fifth time. The band was back together, and so were union members and their families to enjoy the […]

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This Labor Day, California Workers Say NO to the Anti-Union Recall

Labor Day is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of workers. But this year feels much different. Over the last year, working people have risked everything to keep our communities safe. From essential workers on the frontlines treating COVID patients, to those who put themselves in jeopardy to provide the services and goods we needed […]

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“An incalculable loss to the labor movement”: California Labor Federation Statement on the Passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

For Immediate Release California Labor Federation Contact: Steve Smith 510-326-4644 SSmith@calaborfed.org “An incalculable loss to the labor movement”: California Labor Federation Statement on the Passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski “We are shocked and deeply saddened this morning to learn of the passing of AFL-CIO President […]

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Our Fathers Fought GOP Voter Suppression 70 Years Ago

This article originally appeared on The Nation. Cesar Chavez and Fred Ross Sr. knew it would take a movement to fight measures aimed at intimidating Latino voters.  So they built one. By Paul Chavez and Fred Ross Jr. Why did President Biden place Cesar Chavez’s bronze bust in the Oval Office on Inauguration Day—27 years […]

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Juneteenth and the Struggle for Black Worker Equality

This week the California labor movement joins in the celebration of Juneteenth, recognizing the end of slavery in the U.S. with a proclamation in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865. While many are aware of the historical significance of this day, few know about its connection to the struggle for workers’ rights and equality for […]

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As California Reopens, Labor Unions Urge Vigilance to Protect Workers

Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski: “Today’s full reopening of the California economy is a major milestone in the battle against COVID. While our progress to suppress the virus under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s leadership should be celebrated, we need to remain vigilant. The pandemic that’s been raging across the globe and here […]

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CALIFORNIA BUDGET MUST NOT IGNORE ESSENTIAL WORKERS WHO SACRIFICED MOST IN THE PANDEMIC

SEIU California: CA LEADERS MUST RECOGNIZE ESSENTIAL WORKERS NOW! “I have been an armed officer in charge of protecting the Los Angeles County Probation Department for 17 years and I am an essential worker. My job is very important to me and I love what I do. Even when it gets stressful, I go to […]

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Boots on the Ground: California Labor Federation Launches Campaign Powered by 2.1 Million Workers to Stop the Recall

Volunteers Will Launch a Door-to-Door Campaign, Taking More than 10 Million Steps to Connect with Voters and STOP THE RECALL  Watch the press conference here Sacramento, CA – Today workers and union leaders with the California Labor Federation kicked off their sweeping campaign to defend California’s progress from the anti-worker effort to recall Governor Gavin […]

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