Today, Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo’s campaign for re-election to the new 52nd Assembly District announced the endorsement of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.
Ron Herrera, President of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, said: “At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, our union sisters and brothers were hit exceptionally hard. Many workers found themselves with reduced hours or even fully unemployed. Our non-profit partner, Labor Community Services, strived to help with food donations and rental relief. Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo was the first elected leader to contribute a generous $10,000 to our worker assistance program. Her work to extend COVID-19 paid covid sick leave has been instrumental to the health and well being of workers and their families. Workers need community leaders like Wendy Carrillo and we stand behind her re-election to State Assembly.”
The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor is comprised of over 300 affiliated union and labor organizations representing more than 800,000 members. For over 100 years, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor has empowered workers to organize and take collective action to win better wages and respect in the workplace, fighting for all working families and marginalized communities.
Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo said: “Receiving the support of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor means a great deal to me. I believe working families deserve a strong, powerful and insightful voice in rooms where decisions are made, and their issues need to be front and center especially amid COVID-19 economic recovery efforts. I will never stop fighting for better wages, working conditions and retirement security for all Californians, and I’m honored to have the support of workers and the endorsement of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.”
Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo has continued to rack up endorsements in recent weeks, including the California Nurses Association, State Treasurer Fiona Ma, State Controller Betty Yee and more. Carrillo was first elected in 2017 and has been a champion for new laws and budget proposals to strengthen worker protections, increase apprenticeship and workforce development programs, and protect seniors and people living with disabilities.
The Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.