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UFCW Members in California Evaluate Legislators’ Positions on Issues Crucial to Workers

2020 Legislative Scorecard Released

Sacramento, CA – Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), Western States Council released its 2020 Legislative Scorecard, which evaluates how legislators voted on crucial issues important to UFCW members in the past legislative session. Crucial policies that promote workplace safety, advance workers rights, professionalize the cannabis industry, and protect our communities were among the key issues considered as UFCW evaluated California’s legislative records.

Demonstrating the effectiveness of UFCW members in communicating their values and priorities to legislators, 69 legislators scored 100% on issues important to California’s workers. See each legislator’s score here:

Amber Parrish Baur, executive director, UFCW Western States Council, released the following statement:

“It’s important for our elected representatives to know how their decisions affect workers across California. This past year was tough for all Californians, but especially for frontline workers like the members we represent. UFCW members have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis since day one, serving their communities while everyone else was told to stay home. Policies that help California’s working families get ahead, invest in their future and stay safe while weathering the COVID-19 pandemic were at the forefront of policies we advocated for and evaluated legislators on during the 2020 legislative session.

“When legislators review this scorecard, we hope they will take to heart how their decisions affect workers across California and ensure workers receive the critical benefits and protections they need to do their job while remaining healthy and safe. California’s workers need safer worksites and stronger enforcement of health and safety laws. They deserve hazard pay, supplemental paid sick leave, and priority access to vaccines so they can continue to provide essential services without jeopardizing the lives and health of themselves and their families.

“In 2021, UFCW will be working closely with the Administration, legislators, and local leaders to continue to ensure our members, and all of California’s workers, are protected as California weathers this new phase of the pandemic.”

See each legislator’s score here:

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January 11, 2021

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