Press inquiries

CONTACT:

Steve Smith, Communications Director

phone: (510) 326-4644

email: ssmith@calaborfed.org

Standing with Workers at MWD of Southern California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2021 California Labor Federation Contact: Steve Smith 510-326-4644 ssmith@calaborfed.org California Labor Movement Stands with Workers at Metropolitan Water District of Southern California   Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski   “Ensuring that every worker in our state has a fair, safe and equitable workplace is the California […]

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Essential Workers Urge CA Legislature, Governor to Extend COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Benefits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 24, 2021 Contact: Mike Roth, 916.813.1554 All employer-mandated COVID-19-specific emergency paid sick leave expired on December 31, 2020  Sacramento, CA – California’s essential workers and community and labor advocates today joined forces to urge the California legislature and Governor Gavin Newsom to take immediate action to expand emergency paid sick days […]

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PRO Act Charts New Course for California and Nation, Putting Workers First

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 4, 2021 Contact: Steve Smith 510-326-4644 ssmith@calaborfed.org California Workers Plan a Big Mobilization to Secure Bill’s Passage in Congress Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski With the Introduction of the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO) Act, federal lawmakers today set a course to revitalize America’s economy […]

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Statement on Julie’s Su’s nomination to DOL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 25, 2021 Contact: Steve Smith 510-326-4644 ssmith@calaborfed.org Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski on Nomination of Julie Su to the US Department of Labor “Fighting for working people is in Julie Su’s DNA. Over her distinguished career in California, she has tackled some of the most difficult issues […]

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California Labor Federation Launches New Website to Help Pandemic-Affected Workers Obtain Assistance They Need

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 17, 2020 Contact: Steve Smith 510-326-4644 ssmith@calaborfed.org One-stop shop for struggling workers at www.UnionRapidResponse.org OAKLAND – The California Labor Federation launched today a new website to help workers affected by the pandemic obtain assistance ranging from unemployment insurance to health care and food. The new website UnionRapidResponse.org is a resource for both laid-off union […]

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California Labor Federation Applauds Governor’s Signing of Worker Protection Bills

September 17, 2020 Contact: Steve Smith 510-326-4644 ssmith@calaborfed.org Statement by California Labor Federation Executive-Secretary Treasurer Art Pulaski Since the pandemic began, the California labor movement has strongly advocated for the most robust worker protection policies in the country. Today’s signing of a package of bills to bolster worker protections as the COVID-19 crisis continues shows […]

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California Labor Federation Launches Massive Worker-Led Campaign to Defeat Prop 22, Pass Prop 15 and Expand Majorities in Congress and Legislature

August 5, 2020 Contact: Steve Smith 510-326-4644 ssmith@calaborfed.org Federation Delegates Vote on Endorsements, Plan Fall Campaign at Virtual Convention View Endorsements Here OAKLAND — The California Labor Federation, representing 2.1 million union workers across the state, today endorsed candidates for state legislature and Congress and took positions on ballot measures, launching its most ambitious grassroots campaign […]

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California Labor Stands Unequivocally with Black Lives Matter

June 4, 2020 Contact: Steve Smith 510-326-4644 ssmith@calaborfed.org Labor Federation Calls for Policy Solutions to Address Structural Racism and Police Violence We’re living in a recurring nightmare in America. Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen the senseless killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, David McAtee, Tony McDade, and George Floyd. And for centuries, our […]

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California Labor Federation Calls for Budget that Puts Workers and Families First

May 14, 2020 Contact: Steve Smith 510-326-4644 ssmith@calaborfed.org Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski “In these times of crisis, California leaders must remember that working people make our state strong. We’ve seen countless examples of workers on the frontlines putting their health and safety at risk to ensure Californians are able to […]

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California Labor Federation Applauds Gov. Newsom’s Workers’ Compensation Executive Order

May 6, 2020 Contact: Steve Smith 510-326-4644 ssmith@calaborfed.org Today’s EO Important First Step in Adding Vital Protections for Essential Workers Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski “Gov. Newsom’s order today adds a vital layer of protection to essential workers putting their lives at risk to provide for our families during this pandemic. […]

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