The California Labor Federation and State Building and Construction Trades Council will kick off the annual joint legislative conference on Monday at the Sheraton Grand in Sacramento, with hundreds of union activists coming to the Capital city to make their voices heard on important issues for working people.
This year’s conference, “Working People Standing Together – Rebuilding the Middle Class” will focus on addressing some of the most pressing issues facing all workers in California, union and non-union alike.
Labor’s legislative agenda in 2014 includes important bills that address income inequality, extend workers’ rights to paid sick days, crack down on unscrupulous businesses that cheat workers out of wages and ensure more workers have the ability to stand together to bargain for fair wages and benefits.
Speakers on Monday include Gov. Jerry Brown, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, Republican State Senator Anthony Cannella, California Labor Federation leader Art Pulaski and State Building and Construction Trades President Robbie Hunter. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the latest issues affecting workers in afternoon workshops and will then hit the Capitol on Tuesday to advocate for worker-friendly legislation.
We look forward to seeing you in Sacramento! And if you can’t make it the conference in person, be sure to follow @CaliforniaLabor on Twitter for all the highlights using the hashtag #SolidarityRocks14.