California Labor Federation Condemns SCOTUS Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski   (Sacramento) – “The conservative majority on the Supreme Court struck another devastating blow to workers today with its decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Reproductive health care is a workers’ issue that’s inextricably linked to the fundamental freedoms unions advocate for every day. Those most […]

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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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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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