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Press Releases


The California Labor Federation welcomes inquiries from the media regarding our legislative and political campaigns, and other issues of concern to California’s working families. For press inquiries, please contact Communications Director Steve Smith at 510-326-4644.

An archive of our press releases appear below. If you are interested in having our press releases delivered directly to your inbox, please send us an email or call (510) 663-4051.

Boosting Working People Key to California’s Economic Success

Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski on California’s Unemployment Rate Dropping to 5.3 Percent

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Statement from CLF Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski on signing of SB3

With the Governor’s signature on SB 3 today, California strikes a serious blow to income inequality. This new law lifts families and strengthens our communities.

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#FightFor15 WORKER MOVEMENT PROPELS HISTORIC $15 WAGE BILL TO GOVERNOR BROWN’S DESK

Legislative Votes Today Bring Millions of California Workers Closer to a Raise & 3 Paid Sick Days for All

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Statement from CA Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski on Friedrichs Ruling

Statement from CA Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski on Friedrichs Ruling

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#FIGHTFOR15 Movement Delivers a Historic Raise For Millions of California Workers

Governor Brown, Legislative, and Labor Leaders Agree to $15 by 2022, 3 Paid Sick Days for All

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Pulaski in Sacramento Bee: Congress Must Reject Job-Killing TPP

By Steve Smith

Today, California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski set the record straight with his own op-ed in the Bee, pointing out the many harmful effects of the deal.

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Powerful Corporate Interests Attempt Power Grab with Friedrichs Case

By Steve Smith

There’s been a good amount of hullabaloo in recent days about a Supreme Court case that threatens to undermine the ability of working people to stand together to negotiate a fair wage and decent benefits. Oral arguments in the case, Friedrichs v CTA, were presented before the Court yesterday. The case involves the Court re-examining a 40-year precedent that allows unions to charge fair-share fees for representing those who choose not to join the union but still benefit from the contracts it negotiates.

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