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Assemblymember Swanson Awarded Top Honor by Labor Organization

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The California Labor Federation awarded Assemblymember Sandré R. Swanson (D-Oakland) a 100 percent score on his support for labor-sponsored bills in 2009.

The California Labor Federation’s annual “Force for Progress” scorecard evaluates the voting records of all California state legislators based primarily on the past year, with some consideration to their prior years of voting.

Assemblymember Swanson’s consistent and stellar work to embrace the fight for a living wage, good benefits for state employees, and dignified and decent working conditions made him a natural pick to receive the honor each of his past three years in the California State Assembly.

Following the awards ceremony, which was attended by labor organizations, legislators, and Speaker John A. Perez, Assemblymember Swanson made the following statement: “It was meaningful and humbling to be honored by the California Labor Federation and the State Building and Construction Trades Council during the Joint Conference in Sacramento last week.”

“California’s historic job crisis finds us at a 13 percent unemployment rate – one of the highest in the nation. Job creation and immediate support to the unemployed must be top priorities for the state,” said Assemblymember Swanson.

California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Art Pulaski, thanked all “labor warriors for demonstrating steadfast commitment to the needs of working Californians and their families.”

To view the full list of legislator scores on the “Force for Progress” report card, visit www.calaborfed.org/.

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