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Labor Unions Statewide Endorse Rusty Hicks for CDP Chair

Momentum Grows with Backing of Public Safety, Trade, Education and Healthcare Unions for Rusty

 

Labor groups representing millions of California workers endorse Rusty Hicks for Chair of the California Democratic Party. Union leaders cite Rusty’s proven leadership in fighting for hard-working men and women who are the backbone of California’s economy.

“SEIU Local 2015, representing more than 375,000 long-term workers across California, proudly endorses Rusty Hicks for Chair of the California Democratic Party,” said April Verrett, President, SEIU 2015. “Rusty shares in our vision of a California in which everyone has an opportunity to thrive regardless of religious belief, gender, ethnicity, immigration status, or sexual orientation, and has stood with us in our efforts to make that vision a reality.”

“I’m honored to have backing of my labor brothers and sisters who fight everyday for fair wages and benefits so workers can provide for their families,” said Rusty Hicks. “As Chair of the California Democratic Party, I will continue to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with workers who have helped make California the fifth largest economy in the world.”

Rusty currently serves as President of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, which is comprised of more than 300 local unions that represent 800,000 workers. At the LA Fed, Rusty increased the diversity of its leadership, helped lead the “Fight for 15” campaign first in LA then statewide, created a jobs training program for formerly incarcerated men and women and place them in union jobs, he advocates “Medicare for All” including for undocumented immigrants, and Rusty helped strengthen worker protections against sexual harassment and assault.

Labor unions supporting Rusty Hicks for CDP Chair include:

  • American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO District 12
  • ATU Local 1277
  • ATU CA Conference Board
  • California Labor Federation
  • California Federation of Teachers
  • California Professional Firefighters
  • California School Employees Association
  • California State Association of Electrical Workers
  • District Council of Iron Workers
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
  • International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 13
  • IBEW Local 11
  • IBEW Local 18
  • IBEW Local 47
  • I.A.F.F. Local 1401
  • Iron Workers Local 378
  • Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
  • LA County Firefighters Local 1014
  • National Union of Healthcare Workers
  • Operating Engineers Local 12
  • Operating Engineers Local 501
  • Orange County Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
  • Painters and Allied Trades DC 36
  • Sacramento Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Southern California Pipe Trades DC 16
  • State Building & Construction Trades Council
  • Sheet Metal Workers International Local 104
  • Service Employees International Union Local 121RN
  • Service Employees International Union Local 221
  • Service Employees International Union Local 721
  • Service Employees International Union Local 1000
  • Service Employees International Union Local 2015
  • Service Employees International Union USWW
  • Service Employees International Union  UHW
  • Sheet Metal, Air, Rail Transportation Workers Local 105
  • UFCW Local 770
  • UFCW Local 1442
  • UFCW Region 8 States Council
  • UFCW International Union
  • UNITE HERE
  • UNITE HERE Tip State and Local Fund
  • United Domestic Workers of America
  • United Farm Workers
  • United Nurses Associations of California
  • United Steelworkers District 12
  • United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Local 112

For a full list of supporters, please visit https://rustyhicks.org/supporters/.The election for CDP Chair will be held at this year’s state party convention, May 31-June 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.