Thank you and congratulations to the labor, community, and faith organizations who marched down Mission Street to City Hall to highlight our commitment to Immigration Reform. It is clear our immigrant members, their families and our neighbors want a clear Path to Citizenship and feel that the political time is NOW to get this done in Washington, D.C.Successful Labor Legislative Conference in Sacramento
We were just in Sacramento for the California Federation of Labor and State Building and Construction Trades legislative conference. On Monday we attended workshops to evaluate and organize around the pro-worker legislation that we are proposing after our successful November 2012 election where, in addition to our great defensive victory in defeating Prop 32 and tremendous progress with the revenue-generating Prop 30, we also achieved a veto-proof supermajority in both Sacramento legislative houses.AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Statement on Fiscal Showdown
The agreement passed by the Senate last night is a breakthrough in beginning to restore tax fairness and achieves some key goals of working families. It does not cut Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid benefits.