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Striking and Locked Out Workers Win Guaranteed Access to Healthcare

Sacramento, CA – Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council applauded Governor Gavin Newsom for signing AB 2530 (Wood) into law. AB 2530 will provide timely and affordable access to Covered California insurance for workers who lose health benefits due to a labor dispute. The following statement may be attributed to Mark Ramos, President, UFCW Local 1428:

“Workers know that when we stand up together and fight, we’ll win. That’s why our employers relentlessly try to push workers down and force us to take less at the bargaining table. Fed up, UFCW members channeled this energy and the California Legislature and the Governor listened. This victory on AB 2530 will provide UFCW members and workers across California the peace of mind that exercising their right to strike won’t compromise access to healthcare and medicine for their families.”

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September 28, 2022

Contact: Jenna Thompson, 949.246.1620, [email protected]