The public sector has traditionally offered hundreds of thousands of Californians secure union jobs with good wages, benefits and pensions. Public employees are critical to the services that we use every day and their responsibilities to the public have increased over timeAttacks on public sector unions not only threaten the Labor Movement, but they undermine […]Read More
California Labor has endorsed the following policies as our path forward for investing in California to create good jobs now and a better life for our families in the future. Click on each policy/issue to learn more.
Income inequality in California is on the rise as corporate greed systematically dismantles the middle class. The gap between the rich and the poor is increasing faster in California than anywhere else in the country and the poverty rate in the state is growing three times faster than the population. This is no accident—it is […]Read More
Changes in the nature of work are eroding the traditional employment relationship and replacing it with temporary, contracted-out jobs with no security. Contingent work arrangements make it even harder for workers to organize as employers abdicate all responsibility for their workforce. The rapid growth of the on-demand, app-based economy only accelerates the race to the […]Read More
California Labor Federation Policy Statements from the 2014 Biennial Convention.
The high-speed rail line will bring immediate economic stimulus and long-term economic growth. It will result in thousands of good new jobs in construction and operations, attract businesses to California, and benefit the environment. We cannot afford to lose this opportunity.Read More
No worker should have to choose between going to work sick or staying home to take care of themselves or a loved one, but that is the choice facing millions of workers in California who do not have the ability to take a day off when they or someone in their family is ill.Read More
The State of California and partner organizations provide a wide range of services to help people who have exhausted, or may soon exhaust, their unemployment insurance. Unemployed individuals may be eligible for assistance to meet basic needs as well as other services such as health care, counseling, employment and training assistance.Read More
Even though we are paying out fair share in taxes, working families are getting less in return and bearing the brunt of the state’s drastic budget cuts. The Middle Class Bill of Rights clearly defines our demands as the people of this state to protect and promote responsible stewardship of our public dollars so that we can return California to a first-class place to live, work and raise a family.Read More