The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.
Here’s a hard truth: we’re either the Party of working people, or the Party of the elite. We cannot be both. We must choose. I choose to stand with our brothers and sisters in Labor.
As the Supreme Court (with the Gorsuch composition) takes up Janus v. AFSCME, it’s clear that “Right to Work” will be coming soon to a ballot box near you.
Right now – more than half of the states in this country have passed these anti-worker laws. With a Supreme Court decision soon in their pocket, the opposition is setting up shop even here in the Golden State in Orange County and building a campaign to take down California’s Labor community.
Don’t be fooled by the painfully clever name. Right to Work has only one objective: force labor unions to bare the fiscal burden of representing employees without the ability to recuperate the costs.
It’s a simple idea – break collective bargaining by making it fiscally unsustainable.
Right now, some of the best lawyers and political minds in the country are devising strategies to beat back these anti-worker laws. The battle is far from over, and there is no denying the challenges ahead, including the erosion of Labor’s financial resources.
The next Chair of the California Democratic Party should have a plan on how our Party can help protect working families and bolster collective bargaining. This Thursday, I will be releasing my F.L.E.X Plan, a broad outline for how the CDP can support our brothers and sisters in Labor to meet the challenges of today, while building for tomorrow.
It’s time for our Party to deepen its relationship with Labor. As we redefine what it means to be a Democrat, let’s make sure people know where we stand. We’re the Party of working people, not the Party of the elite.
Hope you have a wonderful International Workers’ Day.
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