FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7, 2018
Contact: Steve Smith 510-326-4644
Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski
SACRAMENTO – “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.”
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.