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California Labor Federation Releases Scorecard Rating Legislators on 2022 Legislative Priorities
15 Assemblymembers and Senators Stood with Working People 100% of the Time on Core Labor Issues
SACRAMENTO – (Tuesday, February 7, 2023) – Today, the California Labor Federation released their Force for Progress Scorecard on the Labor Movement’s 2022 legislative priorities. The Scorecard is a tool to hold legislators accountable to working Californians. There were 15 legislators that scored 100% voting on legislation that mattered to labor. The Governor scored 88% on signing and vetoing bills.
“Working Californians will never be able to outspend big corporations when it comes to politics. Our strength comes from workers joining together for collective power to take on the bosses and billionaires and winning meaningful change at work,” said Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, leader of the California Labor Federation. “Legislation is a key tool to win critical fights on the ground and at the bargaining table. This scorecard calls out those legislators who stuck by their labor values and stood with working people each and every time, no matter what big business interests were opposed.”
The Scorecard reflects votes taken and recorded, but legislative labor champions go beyond just good votes to take action. They join picket lines, write letters in support of organizing and contract campaigns, author priority labor bills, and stand in solidarity with workers on strike. We are in the midst of the most exciting era for worker organizing in a generation and the Federation looks forward to working with new and returning legislators on Labor’s 2023 legislative priorities.
To arrange for an interview with Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, contact Shubhangi Domokos at (916) 934-6963.
The California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO represents over 1,200 affiliated unions in California with over 2.1 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.