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.
Highlights of Labor’s priority bills for 2015:
Fact Sheet: SB 548 (de León)
Purpose: To improve the quality of child care and early education, expand access to parents that need flexible and affordable child care options so they can work to lift themselves out of poverty, and to strengthen jobs in the child care industry.
Fact Sheet: SB 546 (Leno)
Purpose: To require rate review and prior approval of rates for health plans and insurers that sell coverage in the large group market. Rate changes impact the premiums, co-pays, deductibles, and covered benefits that purchasers and members pay. The bill will protect large employers and workers from unjustified increases in the cost of their health benefits.
Fact sheet: AB 1509 (Hernández)
Purpose: To close gaps in retaliation law to ensure that as companies increasingly rely on subcontractors, workers are protected from retaliation and violators are held accountable
Fact Sheet: AB 787 (Hernández)
Purpose: To hold charter schools accountable to students, their parents, and the public, while clarifying that charter school workers are public employees for the purposes of collective bargaining.
Fact Sheet: AB 465 (Hernández)
Purpose: To ensure that no workers are required to sign waivers of their basic labor rights as a condition of employment.
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