California Labor Federation Applauds Governor’s Inflation Relief Proposal Calling it a ‘Statement of Values’

Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski: “A budget is a statement of values. With his inflation relief package, Governor Newsom made a strong declaration that California is squarely behind working people being squeezed by rising costs and low wages. “This package includes a constellation of beneficial proposals to ease the burden on […]

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Workers’ Memorial Day 2022: Mourn the Dead and Fight Like Hell for the Living. Our Proposals for Safer Workplaces in California

Workers’ Memorial Day is a solemn reminder of just how much working people sacrifice simply to earn a living. And sadly, some make the ultimate sacrifice on the job. According to the AFL-CIO’s Death on the Job report, released this week, 340 workers die every day on the job. Many more die as a result […]

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“We stand on the shoulders of giants, change-makers whose legacy continues to create opportunities:” Q&A with Executive Director of the Orange County Labor Federation Gloria Alvarado

On the last day of of Women’s History Month, we close out our series highlighting trailblazing California women making history in the labor movement with our final feature: Executive Director of the Orange County Labor Federation, Gloria Alvarado! What are your biggest challenges and accomplishments you’ve faced while in labor? I believe the biggest challenges […]

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“Unions need to be a force for equalizing fair treatment and directly taking on harassment:” Q&A with San Diego Building Trades’ Leader Carol Kim

In the final week of Women’s History Month, we continue to highlight trailblazing California women making history in the labor movement right now! Today we feature San Diego Building and Construction Trades Council leader Carol Kim. Q: How did you first become involved in worker advocacy? A: I came to it through politics, actually. While […]

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The Female Trailblazers of California Labor: Julie Lind, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the San Mateo Labor Council

Despite being underrepresented in labor’s leadership, Women are strengthening their unions by taking more prominent roles. We’re continuing our celebration of Women’s History Month by highlighting some of the female trailblazers across California who are making an impact across the labor movement, and what they are doing to empower California workers. Julie Lind, the Executive […]

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The Female Trailblazers of California Labor: Liz Ortega, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Alameda Labor Council

Throughout history, women have taken prominent roles in the labor movement to strengthen their unions but have been underrepresented in leadership. That’s changing. This month we are celebrating Women’s History Month by highlighting some of the female trailblazers across California who are making an impact across the labor movement, and what they are doing to […]

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Beyond Chron: Fred Ross Jr.’s Remarkable Organizing Legacy

6 Key Lessons for Organizers After fifty years, Fred Ross Jr. (hereafter “Ross”) has retired from fulltime paid organizing. Ross’s organizing history may be unparalleled today. He has recruited countless organizers, engaging many in campaigns for over forty years. Ross’s legacy offers important lessons for organizers that is particularly needed today. Ross Jr.’s Organizing History […]

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