California Labor Federation Unites Behind Leyva

April 14, 2014 – The California State Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO has endorsed Connie Leyva for State Senate, announced the Leyva campaign.

Leyva has served as President of the California Labor Federation since 2004. The Federation is comprised of more than 1,200 unions, representing 2.1 million union members in manufacturing, retail, construction, hospitality, public sector, health care, entertainment and other industries. 

“Connie is a trailblazer and an unwavering champion for California workers,” said Art Pulaski, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the California Labor Federation.  “Connie is one of the toughest negotiators I know.  She’ll use her roots in the labor movement and passion for justice to keep the legislature focused on creating good paying jobs and moving our economic recovery forward.”

Connie Leyva has more than a decade of experience leading organizations to improve working conditions and wages for California’s working families by advocating for fair contracts that keep pace with the innovations businesses need to succeed.  She is running for State Senate to get California working again with quality schools, affordable colleges and universities, and investing in our infrastructure to help grow our economy.

In addition to her leadership role with the California Labor Federation, Connie is the elected President of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1428 - the local union she joined as a grocery worker while in high school.  Connie earned a Bachelors Degree from the University of Redlands.  She lives in Chino with her husband Albert and daughters Allie and Jessie.

Connie Leyva is quickly assembling a strong list of supporters that includes State Controller John Chiang, Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Senators Kevin de Leon, Norma Torres, and Ricardo Lara.


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