Los Angeles has a new congressman. Jimmy Gomez won the election to take the seat vacated Xavier Beccera who became Attorney General earlier this year.
UFCW supports Jimmy Gomez because he has proven in the California Assembly that he will lead on our issues and values. He helped pass a statewide $15 an hour minimum wage law and wrote the bill that expanded paid family leave. He’s also gotten laws passed protecting immigrants.
Jimmy Gomez has always been a champion for working families. He has always advocated for legislation to promote environmental justice, health care access and workers’ rights. He has supported UFCW legislation such as AB 359 Grocery Worker Retention Bill, SB 270 Single-use carryout bags/plastic bag ban, and AB 1461 Food Handler cards (food/meal prep).
Assembly Member Gomez has always stood side by side our members in their fight for dignity against El Super and their anti-worker tactics. UFCW 770 mobilized members to get out the vote. Members took action, they canvased their neighborhoods and hit the phone banks.
We know Congressman Gomez is going to do great things and continue the work for the larger progressive movement in Congress.
Asm. Jimmy Gomez in Solidarity with Food 4 Less workers