Issues and Legislation
The Labor Movement has a plan to invest in California’s future. For the first time in over five years, California is no longer running a deficit. But we can’t grow our economy unless every corporate tax break is put through the jobs test. If tax giveaways don’t create jobs, we should reform or eliminate them.
This is the year to move forward and build the California we believe in, with good jobs, strong communities, and a vibrant economy.
California Labor Federation Policy Statements from the 2014 Biennial Convention.
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).
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.
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.
Purpose: To improve workers’ access to unemployment insurance (UI) benefits and strengthen the solvency of the entire UI system.
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.
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.
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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