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27 Jun Statement from the OC Labor Federation on Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court Decision

OC Labor federation statement on Janus decision  ORANGE COUNTY, CA -  The Orange County Labor Federation (OCLF) strongly condemns today’s Supreme Court decision that takes away working people’s freedom to join together in unions to speak up for themselves, families and communities. Unions are one of the most effective vehicles to move people into the middle class.  We must continue to organize and hold our elected leaders accountable and fight back against efforts to divide us and weaken working people’s strength in numbers.  The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision furthers this administration’s agenda of putting corporate interest over working families. This case is a multi-million dollar effort to rig the economy benefiting a select few.While this decision negatively impacts working families, the OCLF will continue to be a strong force in Orange County, standing up to those in power who have rigged the economy against working people.  When unions are strong, Orange County is strong.  We won’t allow a court decision to stand in the way of our fight for good jobs, fair pay and dignity at work.The OCLF and affiliates will hold a press conference tomorrow, June 28 at 10 AM.  The event will be held at the OC Labor Federation located at 309 N. Rampart St. Suite A Orange, CA 92868.  Press Conference Details Date:  Thursday, June 28, 2018Time: 10 AMLocation: OC Labor Federation – 309 N. Rampart St. Suite A, Orange, CA 92868 ###If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Kathia Canlas at 714.385.1534 or email at kathia@oclabor.org.About the OCLF – The Orange County Labor Federation represents more than ninety local unions from every sector of the labor movement with a membership of more than 200,000 working men and women. The Orange County Labor Federation strives to better the lives of all workers. Chartered in 1929 by the AFL-CIO, the Federation is the official regional body that brings together unions from different sectors to fight for decent wages, safe working conditions  ...

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03 May RALLY ON ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF CONGRESS’ VOTE TO TAKE AWAY OUR HEALTH CARE

  IRVINE, CA – One year ago, on May 4th, 2017, fourteen California representatives, including Orange County Congressmembers Mimi Walters, Dana Rohrabacher and Ed Royce, voted to take health care away from tens of thousands of their constituents by approving the American Health Care Act (AHCA). While key parts of the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and other federal programs ultimately survived it was only by a margin of a single vote in the U.S. Senate. Orange County residents will gather in solidarity to remember that these irresponsible Representatives voted for the (ACHA) and against their own constituents—and to urge opposition to the continued attempts to undermine our health system by the Trump Administration and Congress. Every analysis of the ACHA, including by the independent Congressional Budget Office, confirmed that it would have left millions more Californians uninsured, hundreds of thousands in Orange County alone. Many more would be left in a smaller and sicker insurance pool, facing much higher premiums as a result. The bill would have made catastrophic cuts of tens of billions of dollars a year to California’s health care system, resulting in as many as 15,000 jobs lost in Orange County. Labor, health care advocates and community leaders, will gather to mark the day with a rally to let their representatives know that they do not forget the destruction their votes could have caused and to demand they break their silence on the ongoing attempts to sabotage our health care system by the Trump Administration and Congress. WHAT: Rally with Orange County residents WHEN: Friday, May 4, 2018, 11:30am WHERE: 3333 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612 WHO: Orange County Labor Federation, United Domestic Workers, Health Access California, Equality California,  LGBT Center Orange County, Indivisible 48, NextGen California SPEAKERS: Amy Wiwuga, Community Organizer, Health Access California Laura Reyes, Special Projects Coordinator, United Domestic Workers AFSCME Local 3930 Aaron McCall, Chairman, Indivisible 48 Raul Preciado, CA Youth Organizing Director, NextGen California   The rally will be followed with an event at 5:00pm at the Brad Brafford LGBT Center Address (305 E 4th St #200, Santa Ana, CA 92701). Ticket information here. ...

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30 Apr Demand Protection for ALL Workers – OCLF May Day March & Rally

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2018 ORANGE COUNTY, CA -  Every year, the Orange County Labor Federation organizes the May Day March and rally in commemoration of International Workers Day.  With a broad coalition of labor unions and community groups, together we will march in solidarity to send a clear message that attacks on ALL workers will not be tolerated in Orange County. We stand together as ONE to defend, protect and respect workers’ rights.  We will not be divided! We will fight as one against all attacks on working families. “The Orange County Labor Federation along with more than 90 local unions from every sector of the labor movement will stand with ALL workers in the community.  It is important now more than ever that we speak out against unjust treatment of workers whether it is from public or private sectors.  We refuse to be silent!  On May Day, we will honor the contributions and sacrifices of all working families in Orange County,” said Gloria Alvarado, Interim Executive Director. The march will commence in the parking area of St. Boniface Church located at 120 N. Janss St. Anaheim, CA 92805 preceded by a rally.  A short rally at Pearson Park marks the conclusion of the march. Event Details: OCLF May Day March & Rally Date:  Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM Location: St. Boniface Church – 120 N. Janss St. Anaheim, CA 92805 ### If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Kathia Canlas at 714.385.1534 or email at kathia@oclabor.org....

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POLITICAL PROGRAM KICK-OFF

10 Apr KICK-OFF RALLY & PRECINCT WALK: STANDING UP FOR WORKING PEOPLE

Join the Orange County Labor Federation as we officially kick-off our Phone Bank and Precinct Walk on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Come support our Brother Joe Kerr, candidate for OC Board of Supervisors, and support Senator Josh Newman standing together to Stop the Recall, as we fight for ALL working people in Orange County. Event Details: Date:  Saturday, April 14, 2018 Time:  9 AM - 1 PM Location: OC Labor Federation - 309 N. Rampart St. Suite A, Orange, CA 92868 We look forward to your support and participation!  To RSVP, please call George Doctorian at (714)385-1534...

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