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The Fight for $20 and a Union: Another California Minimum Wage Earthquake?

This story originally appeared in Beyond Chron on Jan. 24, 2022 California is the epicenter for a nationwide grassroots movement to raise the wage floor for American workers. On January 1st, the state set $15 an hour as the floor for large employers and $14 an hour for small ones (rising to $15 for all in 2023). […]

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Workers Celebrate Passage of Desperately Needed COVID Paid Sick Leave Bill

Statement By California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski “Today’s passage of COVID paid sick leave is an important victory for frontline workers and families across the state. Paid sick leave is one of the most potent weapons we have in the arsenal to slow the spread and protect workers and the public. “As the […]

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This Month, Let’s Link Black History to Black Futures

Black History Month 2022 begins as the rights of working people are under continuous attack. While we have made tremendous progress towards equality in some respects, white supremacy and racist economic systems have perpetuated or evolved other attacks to try and keep this country from fulfilling its promise of liberty and justice for all. We […]

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FILM ON FRED ROSS WILL INSPIRE YOUNG ORGANIZERS

by Randy Shaw This article was originally published in BeyondChron. Boosting A New Generation of Organizers Why do people become lifetime organizers for social change? And how do they develop the skills to be most effective? I have long pondered these questions. I offered answers in a book about the young people who joined the […]

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Workers Can’t Wait. #PaidSickDaysNOW

Since the beginning of this pandemic, workers have borne the brunt of this crisis. They’ve been on the frontlines for nearly two years, every day, keeping our economy afloat. Now, with the Omicron surge leading to record cases, frontline workers are more at risk than ever. And many are assuming this risk with few protections. […]

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Essential Workers Urge CA Legislature to Provide COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

  Essential Workers Urge CA Legislature to Provide COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Sacramento, CA – On Thursday, a coalition of essential workers, worker advocates and labor unions came together to urge the California Legislature to provide two weeks of COVID-19 supplemental paid sick days to workers. COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave previously expired in […]

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California Labor Federation Applauds Governor’s Budget For Critical Investments in Jobs, Education and Health Care, Commitment to COVID Paid Sick Leave

California Labor Federation Applauds Governor’s Budget For Critical Investments in Jobs, Education and Health Care, Commitment to COVID Paid Sick Leave Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski Gov. Newsom’s 2022-2023 budget proposal includes historic investments in critical priorities for all Californians, including  health care, COVID response, transportation, housing, workforce development and good […]

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California Labor Federation Thrilled to Announce Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez’s Return to Labor Movement

For Immediate Release January 3, 2022 California Labor Federation Contact: Steve Smith 510-326-4644 ssmith@calaborfed.org   California Labor Federation Thrilled to Announce Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez’s Return to Labor Movement Gonzalez to Join Federation, Federation Executive Council Announces Intent for Her to Become Chief Officer Upon Art Pulaski’s Retirement in July SACRAMENTO — The California Labor Federation […]

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