A deepening COVID-19 crisis–now surging in most California agricultural counties–puts farmworkers in the pandemic’s crosshairs. Thousands of farm and packinghouse workers have contracted the virus in the agricultural counties of Imperial, Kern, Kings, Tulare, Merced, Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Monterey, Ventura. Farmworkers in the North Bay are at risk too. These workers are the foundation of our […]Read More
There is a debate raging in America. The debate is driven by the COVID 19 virus but the issues for workers are always similar. I am extremely irritated by the divisive dynamics of the arguments. But America thinks this is necessary. The debate rages between the Health and Safety of American workers caused by the […]Read More
In California, picket lines are up at Marriott hotels in San Francisco, San Jose, San Diego and Oakland. Other locations included in the strike are Boston, Detroit and Hawaii. The strike comes after months of negotiations by UNITE HERE locals with the massive hotel chain. Contracts have expired, and the company refuses to make meaningful progress on a host of issues including providing jobs that pay a living wage, securing job protection around automation, and workplace safety.Read More
Despite low-unemployment and a bullish stock market, working people are still losing their grasp on the American Dream. How can that be? It’s pretty simple. Corporate CEOs and the wealthy few are taking all the economic gains for themselves, while workers continue to lose ground. With a big election looming this fall, Labor Day takes […]Read More
Labor Federation Delegates Cite Newsom’s Record in Support of Working People, Commitment to Good Jobs, Resisting Federal AttacksRead More
by Robert Longer, Legislative-Political Director, CWA Local 9421
Today 50+ members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), District 9, packed the California Assembly Committee on Appropriations hearing room, complete with bright orange t-shirts and CWA logos. What was normally a boring committee meeting turned into quite a show of unity, and certainly caught the attention of lawmakers. Why such a big turnout? CWA members were present to oppose Assembly Bill 2395.Read More
The “chicken little” crowd of corporate CEOs and their lobbyists keeps saying anything California does to boost working people is a “job killer.” Unfortunately for them, the facts tell a very different story. Look no further than the latest unemployment figures, showing yet another drop to 5.3 percent, the lowest level since 2007.
California is the most pro-worker state in the country. We just raised the minimum wage to $15 per hour. We’re combatting against wage theft. We support stronger unions. We tackle retirement security head on. We protect immigrant workers from exploitation. The Chamber of Commerce’s nightmare is for everyone else the California Dream.
According to news reports, the Obama administration will unveil new rules on Wednesday that will make millions more people eligible to receive overtime pay. Click here for seven things you need to know about the new rule!Read More
Senator Leyva introduces The Reliable Scheduling Act to bring stability to families across California
By Rachel Warino
The 24th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive is on Saturday, May 14. The food drive, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), is the world’s largest one-day food drive, taking place in more than 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.Read More