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2014 Primary Endorsements

The California Labor Federation and local labor councils have announced Labor's endorsements for state and federal races and ballot measures for the June primary election.

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2014 Legislative Agenda

Today in California we face the greatest level of income inequality on record and the disappearance of the middle class. Over the past few decades, the bargaining power of workers has steadily declined. The result has been the loss of economic stability and opportunity for millions of California families.

Download a copy of the Legislative Agenda (pdf).

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AB 1897 (Hernandez): Protecting Workers in the New Subcontracted Economy

Fact Sheet: AB 1897 (Hernandez)
Purpose: To hold companies accountable for wage theft and other abuses when they use staffing agencies and other labor contractors to supply workers.

 

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AB 1522 (Gonzalez): Earned Sick Leave for All California Workers

Fact Sheet: AB 1522 (Gonzalez)
Purpose: To guarantee every California worker paid time off to recover from illness, care for a sick family member, or bond with a new baby. AB 1522 also protects workers claiming this benefit from employer retaliation.

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Strengthening and Improving California’s Unemployment Insurance System

Purpose: To improve workers’ access to unemployment insurance (UI) benefits and strengthen the solvency of the entire UI system.
 

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AB 1792 (Gomez): Expose Taxpayer Subsidies to Low-Wage Employers

Fact Sheet: AB 1792 (Gomez)
Purpose: This legislation will allow the State to determine which corporations have workers supported by taxpayer-funded assistance programs, like
Medi-Cal and food stamps, because they pay low-wages, cut hours, and eliminate workers’ health coverage.

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SB 1182 (Leno)  Increasing Transparency and Controlling Health Care Costs

Fact Sheet: SB 1182

Purpose: To require new reporting requirements and rate review for health plans that sell in the large group market. The bill will protect large employers, employees and multi-employer plans from unjustifiable rate increases through transparency and helps them to better understand why health premiums are increasing each year.

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New Protections for Workers and Families

In 2013, your Union fought to strengthen worker protections, especially for
immigrant workers and their families. Here are some of the new laws that
could protect you:

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