Press inquiries

CONTACT:

Steve Smith, Communications Director

phone: (510) 326-4644

email: ssmith@calaborfed.org

California Labor Federation Applauds Governor’s Signing of First-in-the-Nation Warehouse Worker Protection Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 22, 2021 California Labor Federation Contact: Sebastian Silva 619-754-3350 ssilva@calaborfed.org California Labor Federation Applauds Governor’s Signing of First-in-the-Nation Warehouse Worker Protection Bill Statement by California Labor Federation Executive-Secretary Treasurer Art Pulaski Warehouse workers have long performed extremely dangerous work, suffering job-related injuries at rates almost double the average across the private […]

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Workers Powered the Campaign to Crush Harmful Recall Effort

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 14, 2021 California Labor Federation Contact: Steve Smith 510-326-4644 ssmith@calaborfed.org Workers Powered the Campaign to Crush Harmful Recall Effort Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski Tonight our shared values as Californians emerge not just intact, but stronger than ever. By a landslide, Californians rejected calls by right-wing Republicans […]

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Thousands of Union Volunteers Hit Streets In Final Four Days to Get Out Vote for No on Recall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 10, 2021 California Labor Federation Contact: Steve Smith 510-326-4644 ssmith@calaborfed.org Thousands of Union Volunteers Hit Streets In Final Four Days to Get Out Vote for No on Recall AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler, Executive VP Tefere Gebre to Join Final GOTV Push SACRAMENTO – Thousands of union volunteers will knock doors and […]

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“An incalculable loss to the labor movement”: California Labor Federation Statement on the Passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

For Immediate Release California Labor Federation Contact: Steve Smith 510-326-4644 SSmith@calaborfed.org “An incalculable loss to the labor movement”: California Labor Federation Statement on the Passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski “We are shocked and deeply saddened this morning to learn of the passing of AFL-CIO President […]

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Boots on the Ground: California Labor Federation Launches Campaign Powered by 2.1 Million Workers to Stop the Recall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 1, 2021 CONTACT: Steve Smith, CA Labor Federation, (510) 326-4644, ssmith@calaborfed.org Mike Roth (916) 813-1554, mike@paschalroth.com   Volunteers Will Launch a Door-to-Door Campaign, Taking More than 10 Million Steps to Connect with Voters and STOP THE RECALL  Watch the press conference here Sacramento, CA – Today workers and union leaders with […]

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Historic Appointment of Assemblymember Rob Bonta as Attorney General

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE California Labor Federation March 24, 2021 Contact: Steve Smith 510-326-4644 ssmith@calaborfed.org   California Labor Federation Hails Historic Appointment of Assemblymember Rob Bonta as Attorney General Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski “By appointing Assemblymember Rob Bonta as California’s next Attorney General, Gov. Gavin Newsom has chosen a relentlessly progressive […]

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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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