Tag Archive for Orange County Labor Federation

We need good jobs now. Wall Street needs to pay!

In the short term, economic recovery requires funding jobs at least in part by borrowing for the spending to really stimulate the economy. But in the medium to long term, we need to pay back the borrowed money we spend today and have the tax base to address our long-term infrastructure deficit. We believe it is only fair to ask Wall Street to pay for repairing the economy. After all, they are the once, who’s reckless greed helped kill our jobs.

Lorri Galloway announces key union endorsement

Got this press release today from the Lorri Galloway campaign for her Fourth District BoS race: The Orange County Labor Federation has Endorsed Lorri Galloway for the Orange County Board of Supervisors, 4th District. Anaheim, Ca, February 28, 2010 The Orange County Labor Federation representing thousands of working families throughout the county has endorsed Lorri…

AFL-CIO President Trumka Visits OC on Listening Tour

In what Orange County Labor Federation Executive Director Tefere Gebre says is the first ever vist by a sitting AFL-CIO President, Richard L. Trumka paid a visit to Orange County on Wednesday. He was here following through on his promise, made in September 2009, that following his election he would go out an visit labor…

Project Labor Agreements Put Local People FIRST

by Tefere Gebre, Executive Director, Orange County Labor Federation The assault on Orange County by Colorado-based zealot Eric Christensen and Supervisor John Moorlach on behalf of anti-worker contractors couldn’t come at a worse time for Orange County residents.  The County is wracked by unemployment and many working families are having a hard time making ends…

Gavin Newsom Sits Down With TheLiberalOC

I had the opportunity to sit down with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Tuesday afternoon  in the offices of the Orange County Labor Federation prior to his town hall meeting at Santa Ana College. Newsom is running for Governor and has conducted town hall meetings across the state talking to voters, introducing himself and his goals…

OC Labor Honors the County’s Outstanding Women

Buena Park –Sixty-six women were honored at an award reception featuring the original play Speaking Up! at the UFCW Local 324 auditorium last night. Top awards were given for Political Courage (Denise Penn, the Anti Human Trafficking Task Force), Community Heroines (Rev. Minh Hanh Nguyen, Gloria Alvarado), and Labor Pioneers (Judy Perez, Nancy Aleccia). Each…