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State workers like May Lee, the longest-serving public servant in the State of California, with over 79 years at the Department of General Services (DGS), are the backbone of California. Over the course of her career, which spanned the tenures of 11 governors, she carried with her the institutional knowledge that kept her department serving the public, providing the essential services that helped everyone in our communities thrive.

SAG-AFTRA union members are going on strike, joining writers across America who are striking for fair treatment by the multi-billion dollar companies who have built their media empires on the backs of workers who often cannot achieve a basic cost of living in the cities they work. As the situation continues to escalate, actions across the country are being reported in real-time by the Washington Post. We stand with our union siblings in their struggle to achieve the recognition, rights, and pay they badly need.