SACRAMENTO – (Thursday, April 22, 2021) – Challenges facing working Californians, including lack of sufficient paid sick and family leave, lack of job security, dangerous work quotas, and unsafe working conditions have all been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
SACRAMENTO – (Tuesday, April 20, 2021) – Today, the Assembly Public Safety Committee passed on a 6 - 0 vote State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez’s (D-San Diego) Assembly Bill 1003, which increases criminal penalties for predatory employers who intentionally steal their workers’ hard-earned wages by fraudulent or other unlawful means.
SACRAMENTO – (Friday, April 16, 2021) – California’s hospitality workforce has experienced historic levels of unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with nearly 700,000 jobs lost since February 2020.
SACRAMENTO – (Thursday, April 15, 2021) – Every election season, Californians’ mailboxes are flooded with campaign slate mailers intending to provide voters with information on candidates and ballot mea
SACRAMENTO – (Thursday, April 15, 2021) – Californians who are out of work during the pandemic have experienced a host of issues with the debit cards used to access their unemployment benefits—from fraudulent transactions to frozen accounts and more.
SACRAMENTO – (Thursday, April 15, 2021) – California students have missed out on crucial learning time during the COVID-19 pandemic.
SACRAMENTO – (Wednesday, Mar. 24, 2021) – A loophole in state law allows California to deem exported plastic waste as recyclable even as these products are landfilled, burned, or dumped in the country they’re shipped to.
SACRAMENTO – (Wednesday, Mar. 24, 2021) – Today, Assembly Education Committee unanimously approved with a bipartisan 5-0 vote Assembly Bill 104 by State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to provide families with a menu of options – including opportunities for grade reconsideration, credit recovery, and grade retention – to help K-12 students recover from lost instruction time during the COVID-19 crisis.
SACRAMENTO – (Tuesday, Mar. 23, 2021) – Today, the Assembly Public Safety Committee passed on a 6 to 2 vote Assembly Bill 48 by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to create clear, minimum statewide standards on law enforcement officers’ use of projectile weapons and chemical agents during protests and other large crowd gatherings.