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Californians Deserve Better Than Another Rotten Trade Deal

October 05, 2015

Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski on announcement that a deal has been reached on negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership

News affecting working people this week: September 28-October 2

October 02, 2015

News & highlights affecting working people this week: September 28-October 2

by Rachel Johnson

Art Pulaski: Governor has opportunity to build on legacy of protecting workers with AB465

September 30, 2015

The clock is ticking on Governor Jerry Brown’s deadline to decide which bills from this legislative session he’ll sign into law. A bill promising to curtail a practice that’s both harmful to workers and disturbingly on the rise in workplaces across California is more than worthy of his signature. Mandatory arbitration waivers have been sneaked into countless piles of paperwork for workers to unknowingly sign their rights away on the job or when they’re first hired.

In a Sacramento Bee op-ed, California Labor Federation executive secretary-treasurer Art Pulaski describes how these waivers have been used to rob workers of their right to justice:

OC Register Shines a Spotlight on Forced Arbitration

September 21, 2015

By Steve Smith

What would you do if your boss told you that either you sign away your rights or you won’t get your holiday bonus? That was the dilemma facing Steve Hamil, who worked as a machinist at a Southern California surgical device company.

‘Spotlight’ Newsletter - Volume 1, Issue 302

December 16, 2013

  • Immigration Reform Advocates Conclude “11 Days for 11 Million” Vigil
  • LA Social Workers' Strike Results in Major Gains for Child Safety
  • Thursday: Solidarity Rally for Taylor Farms Workers in Tracy
  • Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival: Jan 17th-19th
  • “The Great Migration and Motown” Celebration at City College of SF
  • Give the Gift of Solidarity- Shop Union This Holiday Season
  • This Week on Labor’s Edge

SF City College: The Fight for Fair Accreditation

May 15, 2014

When the rogue accrediting commission ACCJC decided to place City College of San Francisco on "Show Cause" sanction, threatening to close the facility serving one hundred thousand low income students, the faculty union, AFT 2121, did not roll over.