The Orange County Labor Federation is scheduling interviews for candidates seeking 2012 endorsement for U.S. Congress, Senate and Assembly seats. In order to be considered for endorsement by the Orange County Labor Federation, candidates must attend at least one candidate academy.
On Thursday Feb. 24, working people from throughout Orange County will hold a candlelight vigil to stand together in solidarity with the people of Wisconsin and all working people to defend against attacks on the middle class. Participants will stand with Wisconsin families who are fighting to protect their own basic right to collectively bargain.
On Saturday, U. S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis blazed a trail through the cities of Orange and Anaheim in support of organized labor candidates and Congresswoman Sanchez. Solis’ first stop was the Orange County Labor Federation’s lunch time rally at the IBEW Local 441 Union hall. Solis rallied the 475 volunteers on hand to continue their efforts for labor supportive candidates in Orange County.
The race for Tustin City Council is heating up a bit. The Orange County Labor Federation has dropped three mail peices to registered voters in Tustin on behalf of Beckie Gomez-McKeon and Sherri Loveland.
â€œAt the end of the day, we all want a community we are proud to call home. When it comes to keeping our neighborhoods safe and clean, thereâ€™s no one more than John that I trust to do the job,â€ stated retired State Senator Joe Dunn whose former district included the City of Anaheim.
“This campaign is about you, and your neighbors, and your friends. I don’t think you want to see an election that is all about who can buy the most ads,” Brown proclaimed. “It’s really about who cares the most about California; who understands California; and who can unite the very angry and disparate elements that currently make up our state. It’s about building the common base that brings strength to California.”
The Labor Movement has fought tremendously to protect workers over the years. Among other achievements, labor has led the struggle to end child labor, establish the eight-hour work day and paid overtime, secure guaranteed minimum wage, fight for the weekend, secure unemployment insurance, and establish the legal right of workers to form unions and collectively bargain for benefits. But not many Americans are not fully aware of the history behind Labor Day itself.