The legislative process is another tool to build worker power and grow the labor movement. The California Labor movement draws on our greatest asset – our members – to be the voice for working people in our State Capitol.

Our legislative work is laser-focused on attacking the problems that stymie workers from organizing at their workplace. Whether it is worker retaliation, rising health care costs, subcontracted and temporary work or low wages – we develop legislative solutions with our unions and deliver new labor law protections.

See below for our past, recent, and future legislative priorities for working people in California.

2013 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

The 2013 legislative session has come to an end, and there are tremendous victories for working families to celebrate. Click here for highlights from the 2013 legislative session.

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2012 Legislative Wrap-Up

The 2012 legislative session has come to an end, with significant pro-worker bills making it to the Governor’s desk. Many good bills were signed, but there were several disappointing vetoes as well. Check out our end-of-session highlights.

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California’s Labor 2012 Legislative Agenda

Labor’s 2012 Legislative Agenda focuses on seven key issues: building high-speed rail in California, stopping corporate wage thieves, cutting waste, fraud and abuse in enterprise zone tax giveaways, ensuring corporate fair share for workers’ health care, restoring benefits to injured workers, ending discrimination against the unemployed, and stopping foreclosures on families in loan modification.

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2011 Legislative Agenda

2011 marks a new beginning as we restore California with jobs, justice, and prosperity. This year, we are determined to seize the opportunity to get our members, and all Californians, back to work. Our top priority is creating good jobs. We will crack down on the underground economy to protect the most vulnerable and level the playing field for responsible employers. We will expand and protect collective bargaining. We will hold the big banks and Wall Street accountable and push for reasonable regulations to protect consumers and restore fairness to our economy.

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