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The Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 26 brought a little more music into the lives of children in the Northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C.
Local 26 partnered with CBS EcoMedia—an advertising agency that funds projects of social change—to deliver a grant of $30,000 to Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit dedicated to free music instruction and teacher training in underfunded U.S. public schools. The donation will provide as many as 500 brand-new instruments to schoolchildren.Read more >>>
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Stephen Blaire, Catholic bishop of Stockton and a member of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ domestic policy committee, wrote the following Op-Ed, which appeared in the Sacramento Bee last week. Unions and Catholic leaders have long found common cause in advocating for policies that defend the dignity of workers and protect immigrant families. Over the past several years, we have worked together to win congressional approval of comprehensive immigration reform legislation. Although such legislation has passed the U.S. Senate in an overwhelmingly bipartisan fashion, the U.S. House of Representatives is now delaying consideration of either the Senate bill or its own version of reform. Read more >>>
As we reflect on the actions all over the country by Walmart associates on Black Friday and consider the fact that people are working harder than ever and are still losing economic ground, we're reminded that the federal minimum wage is not enough. In a joint Op-Ed for CNN, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and National Employment Law Project Executive Director Christine Owens remind us that in the past 15 years, all wage increases have gone to the wealthiest 10%. Read more >>>
Here are TCCLC's endorsements for the November 6th election. Help vote for the candidates and measures that will protect California's working families! Read more >>>
Online Voter Registration Goes Live in California
Californians can now register to vote online. If you aren't yet registered, go to https://rtv.sos.ca.gov/elections/register-to-vote/ to get started.
L.A. Times calls Proposition 32 "A fraud to end all frauds"
LA Times columnist Michael Hiltzik didn't mince words when he described Prop. 32 in last Sunday's paper. He called it out for what it is: "a lie" and "a fraud to end all frauds."
"In this state, we've come to expect ballot initiatives sponsored by business interests to be, essentially, frauds. But it's hard to conceive how one could be more fraudulent than Proposition 32. If there was any doubt left that the initiative process has been totally corrupted by big business and the wealthy, this should put it to rest for all time."
On Sept. 3, 2012, the Tri-Counties Central Labor Council AFL-CIO will be hosting a Labor Day picnic at Freedom Park in Camarillo. Cost is $20. Julia Brownley and Fran Pavley will be in attendance as keynote speakers. Read More >>>
VOTE: TUESDAY JUNE 5, 2012!
State Senate: District 19: Jason Hodge
Tri-Counties Central Labor Council irepresents 70,000 members in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties in California.
The mission of the Labor Council is to improve the lives of working families—to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our state and the nation.
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