The rally was organized by the union Teamsters Local 2010, with endorsements from the University Professional and Technical Employees, or UPTE, and the UC Student-Workers Union.
When we hear about exploited workers, we often think of people working in other countries for pennies a day, in sweatshop conditions.
Closer to home, we often think of private companies such as McDonald’s and Wal-Mart racing to shift as many of their labor costs onto the backs of taxpayers as possible – forcing full-time employees to work three jobs and rely on government assistance just to get by, while blocking an increase to the federal minimum wage in Congress.
California Labor Federation Chief Officer Art Pulaski Announces Election of Kathryn Lybarger to Key Post (0)
SACRAMENTO – The Chief Officer of the California Labor Federation — Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski — announced today the election of AFSCME Local 3299 leader Kathryn Lybarger to President of the California Labor Federation.