We fight for better jobs and wages in our local economy, fair and safe working conditions on the job and for equal representation under the law.
Sometimes, the Labor Council is helping organize a strike or picket line. Other times we are in Sacramento helping educate our representatives on legislation that will change the fortunes of mistreated workers. Right now, however, the Labor Council is reaching out to our 95,000 union families about which local elections will be essential to helping us advance the middle class in our Valley.
One of our missions in 2016 is to educate both union families, and candidates running for local office, about the issues facing our local economy and our quality of life. When we do this successfully, the right people get elected and the best policies for working families are made into law.
To accomplish this mission, your Executive Board has been hosting candidate forums and interviews for local offices. The process is ongoing but we wanted to share our first endorsements with you right away. While no public official is perfect, we hope you will consider joining us in voting for these candidates.
ASSEMBLY, DISTRICT 31
Dr. Joaquin Arambula
Dr. Arambula absolutely defines the image of a public represntative. He is sacrificing time from his family and from his emergency room practice to secure crucial funding for a new Valley medical school, water infrastructure projects and a universal preschool system.
MAYOR OF FRESNO
Henry R Perea
Supervisor Perea is unquestionably the most knowledgeable candidate on working family issues. He has demonstrated commitment to our issues and seeks to solve them with us, together.
FRESNO COUNTY SUPERVISOR (3)
City Council Member Quintero has the best union voting record in the council’s history. He has represented working families in south Fresno with integrity for more than 20 years.
FRESNO COUNTY SUPERVISOR (5)
Clovis City Mayor Nathan Magsig is not a natural supporter of union issues, but genuinely cares about Valley workers. His leadership qualities and commitment to Vocational Education make him the best choice.
FRESNO CITY COUNCIL (6)
Dr. Gary Bredefeld is a former council member with a record of supporting working families. He is the most independent, experienced and critical thinking candidate in this race.