AFL-CIO Top Three Officers Re-Elected

Mark Gruenberg

Mark Gruenberg Editor, Press Associates Union News

AFL-CIO convention delegates re-elected the union federation’s top three officers to new terms without opposition. They also elected a slate of 55 members to the group’s Executive Council.

President Richard Trumka of the Mine Workers, Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Shuler of the Electrical Workers and Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre are each scheduled to serve another four years in office.          

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California Protects Precariat Workers

From the AFL-CIO

In a historic win for California’s workers, the California Legislature approved a bill Sept. 13 that makes the misclassification of employees as independent contractors more difficult.

Sponsored by the California Labor Federation, Assembly Bill 5 codifies and expands on a 2018 California Supreme Court decision.

The bill also will help curb the rampant exploitation of workers by unscrupulous employers and give California’s working people the basic rights and protections we all deserve. Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign the bill into law.

 “The time is up for unscrupulous employers who claim their workers are ‘independent’ in order to cut corners on costs,”  California Assembly member Lorena Gonzalez said about A.B. 5

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