We Still Stand with Puerto Rico

From the AFL-CIO

Another cargo plane of aid raised by union member volunteers and bound for Puerto Rico is set to leave Philadelphia with about 60,000 pounds of batteries, canned food, diapers, garbage bags, electric generators, children’s toys and other goods. The island’s American citizens enter the holiday season still struggling to recover from two devastating hurricanes.

The shipment, organized by unions including the Transport Workers, the Machinists and the AFL-CIO, is part of an ongoing and unprecedented effort by America’s labor movement to help communities in crisis.

Working people exercise our freedom in countless ways on the job and in our communities. In times of crisis, we work together with employers and allies to advance common solutions.

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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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