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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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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“The Power of IBEW 1245 is Enhanced by the Participation of its Retirees” — Local 1245 retiree activists speak out on the value of staying active in the union during retirement

I have stayed a member of the retirees club because I truly enjoy the camaraderie of my union brothers and sisters who I worked alongside of for so many years.  I know that they share the same values of hard work, dedication, and safety that we proudly displayed in the workforce and in our current […]

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Member Spotlight: IBEW 1245 Member Thomas Mora

The Utility Reporter talked with IBEW 1245 member Thomas Mora, a veteran who completed PG&E’s PowerPathway program and now has a career he loves and a brotherhood he can’t imagine life without. Below, Mora shares his personal story, his experience finding a career at the PG&E call center in Fresno, and what motivated him to become more […]

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

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 tonight’s election are clear evidence that Californians reject gutter politics […]

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Thousands of Union Volunteers Mobilize Across California to Get Out the Vote in Last Four Days

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 get-out-the-vote (GOTV) […]

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Ricardo Lara for Insurance Commissioner

This week we take a closer look at another race where big money is coming in from business interests trying to buy a statewide office that’s important to working people: Insurance Commissioner. In the last week, Steve Poizner, the longtime Republican who is trying to fool voters by running as a No Party Preference (NPP) […]

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UC Patient Care Workers Demand an End to Inequality, Outsourcing

  AFSCME Local 3299 began a three-day strike today at campuses and medical centers across the state, fighting for fair wages, an end to outsourcing and equal treatment for patient care workers at the University of California (UC). For months, workers have demanded fair treatment for women, minorities and immigrant workers, yet UC continues to […]

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California First Responders Say “No on Prop 11”

Prop 11 is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. While purporting to be about protecting public safety, it actually strips first responders of their right to meal and rest breaks, which makes their jobs more grueling and makes us all less safe. Thousands of California’s first responders are in jeopardy of losing their right to meal […]

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