January 23, 2018
Contact: Steve Smith 510-326-4644
California Labor Federation Releases 2017 Force for Progress Legislative Scorecard; View Online at www.CaliforniaLabor.org
SACRAMENTO – The California Labor Federation released its 2017 Force for Progress legislative scorecard today, commending those in the state legislature who voted to support working people 100 percent of the time during last year’s legislative session.
While working people in many states are constantly fighting off attacks from hostile state legislatures, controlled by lawmakers voting at the behest of corporate special interests, California charts a different course by passing laws that directly tackle the most important issues of our time, including income inequality, affordable housing, health care and retirement security. California legislators also resisted the Trump Administration’s myriad attacks on workers’ rights, including the right to stand together in a union, threats to immigrant workers and the shredding of workplace health and safety.
“At a time of all-out assault on the basic rights working people from Republicans in Congress and Donald Trump, California continues to be a beacon of hope for the nation,” said California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski. “Not only is California the epicenter of the national resistance, we’re doing big things to push the most progressive workers’ agenda in the country forward. We applaud those 100 percent champions in the legislature who put workers’ needs and a fair economy for all above the ever-growing greed of corporate special interests and the right-wing politicians they bankroll.”
In 2017, 12 State Senators received 100 percent scorecards from the California Labor Federation. In the State Assembly, 23 legislators earned the 100 percent designation.
100 percent State Senators were: Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), Jim Beall (D-San Jose), Steven Bradford (D-Gardenia), Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), Ed Hernandez (D-Azusa), Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), Connie Leyva (D-Chino), Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) and Scott Weiner (D-San Francisco).
100 percent State Assembly Members were: Rob Bonta (D-Alameda), Ian Calderon (D-Whitter), Ed Chau (D-Arcadia), David Chiu (D-San Francisco), Kansen Chu (D-San Jose), Laura Friedman (D-Glendale), Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher (D-San Diego), Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles), Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), Monique Limon (D-Santa Barbara), Evan Low (D-Campbell), Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco), Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), Eloise Gomez-Reyes (D-San Bernardino), Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), Mark Stone (D-Scotts Valley), Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) and Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg).
To view the scorecard in its entirety and look up all individual legislators’ scores, go to www.CaliforniaLabor.org.
The California Labor Federation is made up of more than 1,200 unions, representing 2.1 million union members in manufacturing, retail, construction, hospitality, public sector, health care, entertainment and other industries.