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Steve Smith, Communications Director

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California Labor Movement Condemns Janus Decision, Vows to Build Strength to Give More Workers a Path to American Dream

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 27, 2018 Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski We condemn the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn 40 years’ worth of precedent at the behest of corporate billionaires in the Janus v. AFSCME case. The decision today to reverse a unanimous 1977 Supreme Court ruling is nothing more […]

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California Labor Movement Condemns Trump Cruelty on Family Separation, Calls for Real Solutions to Humanitarian Crisis At Border

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 20, 2018 Contact: Steve Smith 510-326-4644 Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski President Trump’s executive action today addressing his own abusive policy of separating families at the border doesn’t end this humanitarian crisis. By doubling down on his immoral ‘zero tolerance’ policies, today’s action makes the situation […]

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Working People Lead Way in Propelling Pro-Worker Candidates to Victory in Primary Election

California voters chose a future prioritizing good jobs, strong public schools, affordable housing, universal access to health care and equality for all in yesterday’s primary election. Despite tens of millions of dollars spent by corporate special interests on behalf of candidates who seek to privatize education and do away with good union jobs, voters roundly rejected that approach. Once again, through boots-on-the-ground mobilization, union volunteers led the way in proving our strength in numbers overcomes the millionaires’ deep pockets.

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State Assembly Takes ‘Extraordinary’ Step of Issuing Subpoena to Free Woman to Tell Her Story in Committee Hearing on Bill to End Forced Arbitration

April 23, 2018 Contact: Steve Smith, 510-326-4644 SACRAMENTO – The California State Assembly today issued a subpoena to a worker who was silenced by a non-disclosure agreement as part of a forced arbitration case, freeing her to tell her story to the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, April 24th in support of AB 3080 (Gonzalez […]

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California Unions Vigorously Defend Laws Protecting Immigrant Workers

“In California, our values dictate our public policy. We won’t be silent while Attorney General Jeff Sessions attacks hard-working immigrants to score political points for a morally bankrupt administration. California unions were proud to help lead the charge for new laws, including the Immigrant Worker Protection Act, that protect immigrants from being ripped away from their families as a result of the inhumane policies of Donald Trump. We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Gov. Jerry Brown, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra and legislative leaders to vigorously defend these laws. No one should live in fear simply for going to work to earn a living for her family. Today, we’re sending a clear message to Sessions and Trump: In California we respect and protect all working people. Period.”

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