Conference Schedule

Here is the schedule of events for the 2018 Joint Legislative Conference!


Conference Opens
Grant Drum Line

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Pledge of Allegiance
Justice for Port Drivers Campaign

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

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

Legislative Speakers
Toni Atkins, Senate President Pro Tem – Elect
Dr. Richard Pan, Chair, Senate Labor Committee
Anthony Rendon, Speaker of the Assembly
Tony Thurmond, Chair, Assembly Labor and Employment Committee

Overview of Labor’s 2018 Legislative Priorities
Come hear about Labor’s 2018 Legislative Agenda and prepare for your lobby visits.

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

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Honoree: Dave Low, California School Employees Association

Keynote Speaker: Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher

Labor Builds the Future of Work featuring: 

  • Dean David Weil, The Heller School at Brandeis University; Chief Wage & Hour Enforcement, Department of Labor, 2014-2017
  • Charlotte Garden, Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law
  • Carol Kim, Political Director, San Diego Building & Construction Trades Council
  • Alma Hernandez, Executive Director, SEIU California

Implementing New Laws and Understanding this Year’s Fights

  • Tools to Build Stronger Unions Before & After Janus …. Bondi
  • New Laws: Retaliation, Raids & Forced Arbitration …. Tofanelli
  • How Technology, Automation & AI are Changing Work …. Beavis
  • California’s Political Future: State of the 2018 Elections …. Carr

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.

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Keynote Speaker: Jerry Brown, Governor of California

Dinner Program
Honoring 100% Labor Warriors


Lobbying Day
Labor Council Delegation Visits – CLC schedule in packet

10 am: Joint Hearing Senate & Assembly Labor Committees
The Future of Work: How Technology & Automation Impact Workers Rights and Job Quality
State Capitol, Room 112