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BREAKING: California Unions Applaud Supreme Court Removing Taxpayer Deception Act from Nov Ballot


Media Contact: Shubhangi Domokos, shubhangi@calaborfed.org/ (916) 934-6963

California Unions Applaud Supreme Court Removing Taxpayer Deception Act from November Ballot

Sacramento, CA – (Thursday, June 20, 2024) – The California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO issued the following statement in response to the California Supreme Court removing the Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act from the November ballot.

“We applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to remove the Taxpayer Deception Act from the ballot. This unconstitutional measure was another cynical and self-serving effort by corporate interests to put their greed ahead of the needs of all Californians,” said Lorena Gonzalez, principal officer of the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO. “It would have threatened vital public services and infrastructure, undermined the democratic process and created chaos. The measure would have taken away the rights of local voters by making it harder for voters to pass measures their communities need, and prevented local voters from passing advisory measures dictating how we want our tax dollars spent. Today’s decision was a victory for working people and all Californians.”

To arrange for an interview with Lorena Gonzalez, please contact Shubhangi Domokos at shubhangi@calaborfed.org or (916) 934-6963.

The California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO represents over 1,300 affiliated unions in California with over 2.3 million union members in trucking, retail, hospitality, janitorial, construction, health care, local and state government, education, arts and entertainment, warehousing and logistics, manufacturing, and a variety of other sectors.


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