Juneteenth and the Struggle for Black Worker Equality

This week the California labor movement joins in the celebration of Juneteenth, recognizing the end of slavery in the U.S. with a proclamation in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865. While many are aware of the historical significance of this day, few know about its connection to the struggle for workers’ rights and equality for […]

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CALIFORNIA BUDGET MUST NOT IGNORE ESSENTIAL WORKERS WHO SACRIFICED MOST IN THE PANDEMIC

SEIU California: CA LEADERS MUST RECOGNIZE ESSENTIAL WORKERS NOW! “I have been an armed officer in charge of protecting the Los Angeles County Probation Department for 17 years and I am an essential worker. My job is very important to me and I love what I do. Even when it gets stressful, I go to […]

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Boots on the Ground: California Labor Federation Launches Campaign Powered by 2.1 Million Workers to Stop the Recall

Volunteers Will Launch a Door-to-Door Campaign, Taking More than 10 Million Steps to Connect with Voters and STOP THE RECALL  Watch the press conference here Sacramento, CA – Today workers and union leaders with the California Labor Federation kicked off their sweeping campaign to defend California’s progress from the anti-worker effort to recall Governor Gavin […]

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California Unions Vow to Defeat Gig Corporations’ Measure to Strip Workers of Fundamental Protections

Instead of providing drivers with a real living wage and job protections that all workers deserve, massive gig corporations plan to spend more than $100 million to avoid complying with the law. This measure is another brazen attempt by some of the richest corporations in California to avoid playing by the same rules as all […]

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In Monumental Victory for Workers, Gov. Newsom Signs AB 5 into Law

Today’s signing of AB 5 is one of the most significant victories for workers in a generation. For far too long, big corporations skirted their responsibility to provide basic protections to workers by calling them independent contractors instead of recognizing them as employees. With his signature on AB 5, Gov. Newsom sends a clear message […]

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Honor a Promise Made to California’s Garment Workers

Garment workers form the backbone of L.A.’s manufacturing sector. But tens of thousands of garment workers are routinely underpaid—or not paid at all—for work performed. Wage theft is rampant across L.A.’s low-wage industries: Angelenos lose $26.2 million dollars a week in unpaid wages. But more than four in five workers who win their wage theft […]

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

California Unions Look Forward to Partnering with Governor and Legislature to Protect Workers, Build an Economy That Works for All   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 […]

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Silicon Valley Security Officers Ratify First Contract in One of the Largest Private-Sector Organizing Efforts in California History

The Four-Year Contract Will Cover More than 3,000 Area Officers Silicon Valley – This Saturday, security officers–including those who protect tech giants like Google and Facebook—ratified their hard-fought first union contract that will cover 3,000 area guards. Despite Silicon Valley’s booming local economy, many area officers are struggling to get by on what they were […]

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Vote to Save Public Education in California

High profile electoral contests may grab more attention, but one race could actually determine whether or not public schools survive in our state. That’s the race for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. It’s hard to believe that public education, a taken-for-granted cornerstone of our democracy, could be lost. But there are plenty examples of countries […]

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University of California Workers Stand Together to protest UC’s inequality with Statewide Strike May 7th-9th

AFSCME Local 3299 is currently on a three-day strike to fight low wages, and the unequal treatment of women and people of color working at the University of California. Thousands of working people across the UCs took to the streets to rise up against the exploitation and injustices inflicted onto them.

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