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AFTER TRUMP ABANDONS TALKS ON COVID-19 RELIEF, SEIU CALIFORNIA SAYS TAXING THE WEALTHY REMAINS ONLY PATH TO EQUITABLE RECOVERY
Cuts will widen inequality fueled by recession & COVID-19, especially in communities of color

Sacramento, CA (October 6, 2020) — After President Donald Trump walked away from negotiations today for federal stimulus and relief from COVID-19 and after spending months raising the urgent economic, racial, and social justice needs that require state leaders to secure new revenue, SEIU California reiterated to state leaders the need to mitigate billions in trigger cuts coming to the state budget later this month by taxing California’s wealthiest residents. 

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ESSENTIAL LEGISLATION ENSURES WORKERS CAN ACCESS JUSTICE

Sacramento, CA (September 30, 2020) — Today, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California applauded Governor Gavin Newsom for signing AB 1947 by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) into law. AB 1947 was a piece of priority legislation for the union that will extend the time that workers have to file a claim with the California Labor Commissioner if their employer retaliates against them for exercising their workplace rights.

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GOV. NEWSOM SIGNATURE HELPS PREVENT PANDEMIC WAGE THEFT

Sacramento, CA (September 30, 2020) — Today, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California applauded Governor Gavin Newsom for signing AB 3075 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) into law. AB 3075 was a piece of priority legislation for the union that will prevent companies from exploiting the global pandemic to cheat their workers by reopening under a different name to avoid paying wages they owe their employees.