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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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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“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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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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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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Gig Companies Shamelessly Use COVID-19 Pandemic to Strip Basic Protections from Workers on Crisis’ Front Lines 

Oakland, CA — The California Labor Federation condemned Uber/Lyft– the multi-billion corporations behind the so-called “Protect App-Based Drivers & Services coalition” that began filing signatures today for a ballot measure to rip basic rights and protections away from workers who have become frontline responders amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer […]

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Gig Companies’ Lawsuit Meritless, California Unions Vow to Defend Landmark AB 5 Law

AB 5 is the most important state law in decades to address widespread inequality by raising wages for workers and holding corporations accountable. Rather than comply with the law to provide workers with basic protections and economic security, big corporations embarked on a spending frenzy to overturn it. Today’s lawsuit by Uber and Postmates is […]

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