Conference Schedule

Here is the schedule of events for the 2019 Joint Legislative Conference!

MONDAY, April 1st

Conference Opens
Grant Drum Line

Pledge of Allegiance
Union members: Honoring the Legacy of Cesar Chavez

Living the Legacy Award
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez

Union Welcome
Fabrizio Sasso, Executive Director, Sacramento Central Labor Council

Kathryn Lybarger, President, California Labor Federation
Tom Baca, Secretary-Treasurer, State Building & Construction Trades Council
Art Pulaski, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, California Labor Federation

Guest Speaker
Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice of California

Legislative Speakers
Anthony Rendon, Speaker of the Assembly
Ash Kalra, Chair, Assembly Labor and Employment Committee

Call to Action
Tonia C McMillian, SEIU Local 99 & Alicia Turner, UDW/AFSCME Local 3930

Overview of Labor’s 2018 Legislative Priorities
Come hear about Labor’s 2019 Legislative Agenda

Four sessions will run simultaneously. All sessions will be the same, so join us in any room: Gardenia, Bondi, Tofanelli, and Compagno

*Tickets on sale at Registration Desk*

Welcome Remarks:
Toni Atkins, Senate President Pro Tempore

Keynote Speaker:
Sara Nelson, President, Association of Flight Attendants/CWA

Strike! The Return of Strikes & Labor Militancy                                   

  • Chloe Osmer, Los Angeles County Labor Federation
  • Juan Ramirez, United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA)
  • Yulisa Elenes, UNITE HERE! Local 2850
  • John Grant, UFCW 770
  • Carol Kim, San Diego County Building and Construction Trades Council

Implementing New Laws and Understanding this Year’s Fights

  • Bills to Support New Organizing                                                  Carr
  • What’s Next for Charter Schools                                                  Compagno
  • Fighting to Keep Workers Safe on the Job                              Bondi
  • Meet Your New Labor Secretary                                               Tofanelli


Click here to view descriptions of each briefing and presenter information.

Be sure to stop by the #UnionStrong photo booth and share your pics on social media!

Tag @CaliforniaLabor on Twitter and Instagram.

*Tickets on sale at Registration Desk*

Keynote Speaker:
Kamala Harris, US Senator 

Dinner Program
100% Labor Warriors in the Legislature
Joseph Cotchett, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP
Honoring Outstanding Labor Councils

TUESDAY, April 2nd

Lobbying Day
Labor Council Delegation Visits – See “Lobby Day” Sheet In Your Packet