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CONTACT:

Steve Smith, Communications Director

phone: (510) 326-4644

email: ssmith@calaborfed.org

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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California Labor Federation Commends California AG, City Attorneys for Holding Uber, Lyft Accountable to Law

May 5, 2020 Contact: Steve Smith 510-326-4644 ssmith@calaborfed.org Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski When giant corporations like Uber and Lyft refuse to follow the law, we all pay the price. We commend Attorney General Becerra and the city attorneys in San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles for taking aggressive action […]

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On Eve of May Day, California Labor Federation Urges Action to Protect Immigrant Communities and Workers Hit Hard by COVID-19 Crisis

April 30, 2020 Contact: Steve Smith 510-326-4644 ssmith@calaborfed.org In Letter to Governor and Legislative Leaders, Unions Demand Support for Immigrant Workers, Including New Recall and Retention Procedures to Guarantee Return to Work OAKLAND – The California Labor Federation issued a letter to Gov. Newsom and legislative leaders today to urge the state to address the growing desperation immigrant families […]

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California Labor Federation Demands Uber and Lyft Follow Law on Unemployment Insurance

April 15, 2020 Contact: Steve Smith, 510-326-4644 ssmith@calaborfed.org Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski on Governor Newsom’s Executive Order on Unemployment Insurance “Over a month into this pandemic, workers for some of the wealthiest companies in California still haven’t seen any relief. Uber, Lyft and other gig corporations have refused at every turn to provide much-needed unemployment […]

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California Labor Federation Stands with Sen. Elizabeth Warren in Demanding Uber, Instacart and Other Gig Companies Reclassify Workers as Employees

April 1, 2020 Contact: Steve Smith, 510-326-4644 ssmith@calaborfed.org Warren tells CEOs, “You have a responsibility to protect [workers’] health and the public’s health” during the COVID-19 Pandemic  Oakland, CA — Today the California Labor Federation commended Sen. Elizabeth Warren for joining with workers in demanding Uber, Instacart, Doordash and Grubhub “provide front line delivery workers […]

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Uber CEO’s Callous Demand to Create a New Underclass for Gig Workers Must be Rejected

Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski   Media reports this morning exposed that Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi sent a letter to President Trump asking that Uber drivers and all gig workers be classified as a third group with fewer rights and protections than employees. Response from Art Pulaski: It’s despicable that Uber’s CEO, […]

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California Unions Commend Gov. Newsom’s Bold Plan to Combat Homelessness

Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski Today, Gov. Newsom charted a bold path to addressing one of the most stubborn crises facing California’s future. No one should face the uncertainty and hardship of homelessness. Yet, for far too many Californians, the basic human right of having a roof over our heads at […]

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Gig Companies’ Lawsuit Meritless, California Unions Vow to Defend Landmark AB 5 Law

AB 5 is the most important state law in decades to address widespread inequality by raising wages for workers and holding corporations accountable. Rather than comply with the law to provide workers with basic protections and economic security, big corporations embarked on a spending frenzy to overturn it. Today’s lawsuit by Uber and Postmates is […]

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