California's Working Families Want Real Budget Solutions
Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski
“California Legislative Republicans have yet again introduced non-budget items into budget negotiations. Their proposals to roll back the eight-hour day, undo meal period protections and loosen prevailing wage requirements are merely distractions from tough budget negotiations that must continue.
“It’s time for these legislators to take their responsibility seriously and do the job they were elected to do – balance our state budget.
“These distractions blame workers for our budget gap. As gas prices, food prices, and housing prices threaten the economic security of working families, Republican legislators want to take away overtime pay, lunch breaks, and prevailing wage standards.
“It is further evidence of how California’s Republican legislators are simply out of touch with California’s workers.”