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Steve Smith, Communications Director

phone: (510) 326-4644


California Labor Condemns Trump’s Move to Revoke HSR Funding

By revoking nearly $1 billion in federal funds allocated by Congress for California’s high-speed rail project, the Trump Administration is attempting to kill thousands of good, family-supporting jobs our state desperately needs. High-speed rail is a voter-approved job-creating engine that’s advancing our state’s clean energy goals. Trump’s move to rip these funds away from California […]

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California Labor Applauds 100 Percent Legislators Who Stand with Working People, Fight Trump’s Attacks

The California Labor Federation released its Force for Progress legislative scorecard for 2018 today, applauding those in the state legislature who voted to support working people on key priorities like strengthening the middle class, fighting sexual and racial discrimination in the workplace, affordable housing, infrastructure investment, protection of immigrant workers and other worker issues 100 […]

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Gov. Newsom Offers Bold Budget Proposal Addressing California’s Most Pressing Needs

Gov. Gavin Newsom pledged to be bold in tackling some of California’s most enduring challenges, and with his first budget proposal he’s signaled that his administration is poised to deliver on that promise. The governor’s proposals to expand health care, early childhood education, affordable housing and paid family leave exemplify the kind of progressive, working family-friendly […]

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California Labor Congratulates Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom, Celebrates Rejection of Harmful Prop 6

Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski   “California voters cast their ballots for progress tonight, electing Gavin Newsom to lead our state into the future and rejecting the cynical Prop 6, which would have eliminated thousands of projects vital to our transportation infrastructure. “In California, we vote our values. The results of […]

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Thousands of Union Volunteers Mobilize Across CA to Get Out the Vote

OAKLAND – An army of union volunteers will fan out across California in the final four days of election 2018 to turn out voters for federal, state and local candidates who stand with working people on critical issues like health care, good jobs, infrastructure investment and resisting the toxic agenda of Donald Trump. The statewide […]

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California Labor Federation Condemns the Actions of State Sen. Joel Anderson

We strongly condemn the deplorable actions of State Sen. Joel Anderson, who, according to numerous firsthand accounts, threatened an advocate for workers with violence at a recent Sacramento event. These actions are deeply troubling and should never be tolerated from anyone, especially someone who has taken an oath to uphold the public trust. We must […]

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California Labor Federation Applauds Senate Passage of AB 3080

No worker should ever be forced to sign away her rights just to get a job. Today, the California state Senate resoundingly rejected the all-too-common practice of companies using forced arbitration to silence workers and strip them of their basic rights. AB 3080 is landmark legislation that gives workers the fundamental right to hold corporations […]

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California Labor Federation Announces General Election Endorsements

The California Labor Federation, representing 2.1 million union workers across the state, today announced endorsements in statewide constitutional, Assembly, Senate and congressional races and ballot measures for the November general election at California Labor’s Biennial Convention in Orange County, the epicenter of the fight for control of Congress this fall. In the wake of a […]

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