Local 1000 is joining with a broad coalition that includes organized labor and community groups to drive a state legislative agenda designed to strengthen middle- class communities and lift up working families by reducing income inequality.
Among the supported legislation are efforts sponsored by Local 1000's allies in labor. These include bills to require that employers offer sick days to their employees, make it easier for workers to collect lost wages from employers and increase the California minimum
wage to $13 an hour by 2017.
"In December, our union made a commitment to fight income inequality in California and work to preserve middle-class opportunities for future generations; our legislative agenda is just one example of how we are following through on our commitment," Local 1000 President Yvonne R. Walker said.