Sacramento, CA – Today, as lawmakers return to Sacramento for the beginning of the 2023-2024 legislative session, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), Western States Council released its 2022 Year in Review and California Legislative Scorecard, which evaluates how legislators voted on issues important to UFCW members in the past legislative session. Bills that promote and increase workplace safety, advance workers’ rights, fight discrimination in the cannabis industry, and protect workers’ health were among the key issues considered as UFCW evaluated California’s elected officials’ voting records in the 2021-2022 legislative session.
Demonstrating the effectiveness of UFCW members in communicating their values and priorities to lawmakers, 70 legislators scored 100% on issues important to California’s workers. See each legislator’s scores here: ufcwwest.org/scorecard.
Amber Baur, executive director, UFCW Western States Council, released the following statement:
“The COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally changed our world; the ways we connect, communicate, and live will likely never be the same. For workers in the food, healthcare and cannabis industries, the pandemic forever transformed our workplaces; our lives, and our family members’ were on the line. But together, we’ve shown the world that a union card means more than just higher wages and benefits. We will persevere in fighting for the critical benefits and protections working families need to do their jobs – from increased paid sick leave, ensured health benefits to industry-wide safety standards.
“During the next legislative session we’ll stand together to ensure California’s elected leaders uphold our progressive principles and value the hard work of UFCW members. We’ll continue to work with our elected leaders in Sacramento and statewide, the Administration, state agencies and boards and interested stakeholders and organizations to stand together for justice, for workers and our future.
“Because when we stand together, we WIN.”
See how each legislator scored here: ufcwwest.org/scorecard.
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