Labor Day 2021: UNITE HERE, the 2020 Elections and Beyond

Cross posted from Beyond Chron By Martin J. Bennett Many weeks after Democrats swept the Georgia Senate runoff elections, the right-wing extremists’ January 6th assault on Congress saturated the news cycle. The Capitol insurrection and the debate about an independent and nonpartisan investigation overshadowed the compelling story of how Democrats prevailed in both the November […]

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Workers Powered the Defeat of the Recall, and We’re Just Getting Started

  To some, the crushing victory over the harmful effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom this week didn’t come as a surprise. After all, it’s California. A recall of a Democratic Governor couldn’t happen here, right? Wrong. When right-wing extremists qualified the recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom earlier this year, few were paying attention. […]

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Workers Powered the Campaign to Crush Harmful Recall Effort

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 14, 2021 California Labor Federation Contact: Steve Smith 510-326-4644 ssmith@calaborfed.org Workers Powered the Campaign to Crush Harmful Recall Effort Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski Tonight our shared values as Californians emerge not just intact, but stronger than ever. By a landslide, Californians rejected calls by right-wing Republicans […]

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Thousands of Union Volunteers Hit Streets In Final Four Days to Get Out Vote for No on Recall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 10, 2021 California Labor Federation Contact: Steve Smith 510-326-4644 ssmith@calaborfed.org Thousands of Union Volunteers Hit Streets In Final Four Days to Get Out Vote for No on Recall AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler, Executive VP Tefere Gebre to Join Final GOTV Push SACRAMENTO – Thousands of union volunteers will knock doors and […]

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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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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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