Legislative / Political
From the earliest days of the American colonies, when apprentice laborers in Charleston, S.C. went on strike for better pay in the 1700s, to the first formal union of workers in 1829 who sought to reduce their time on the job to 60 hours a week, our nation’s working people have recognized that joining together is the most effective means of improving their lives on and off the job.
Our 21st century workplace rights and protections—like the eight-hour day and laws covering safety and health on the job—have been won by the struggles and sacrifices of working women and men who were empowered by the strength of solidarity and whose actions embodied the America dream of fairness and an opportunity for all to succeed.
Legislation and Politics
Working men and women have strength in numbers and the goal of the Utah AFL-CIO’s legislative and political efforts is organizing that strength to win the good pay, retirement security, safe work environments, broad access to quality education for our children and much more. By mobilizing our union members, we elect candidates who support and will enact a working families’ agenda.
All candidates seeking an endorsement from the Utah AFL-CIO
The first step in our process is to have interested candidates send us a simple one page (2-3 paragraphs) letter. The letter should include a short introduction and a request for endorsement consideration from the Utah AFL-CIO. After receiving this letter we will schedule an interview with our endorsement committee. Following your interview, the committee will determine whether to make an endorsement.
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Utah 3rd and 4th Legislative Special Session (April 16 - 23)
The Legislature passed the following Bills:
H.B. 3001 Substitute -- Bond Amendments (Rep. Last, B.)
H.B. 3002 Substitute -- Appropriations Revisions (Rep. Last, B.)
H.B. 3003 -- Income Tax Revisions (Rep. Spendlove, R.)
H.B. 3005 Second Substitute -- Pandemic and Emergency Response Act (Rep. Gibson, F.)
H.B. 3006 Substitute -- Election Amendments (Rep. Moss, J.)
H.B. 3007 Substitute -- Covid-19 Workers' Compensation Amendments for First Responders (Rep. Gibson, F.)
H.B. 4001 -- Pandemic Response Federal Funds Appropriations (Rep. Last, B.)
H.B. 4002 -- Rail Fuel Sales Tax Amendments (Rep. Ferry, J.)
H.B. 4003 Substitute -- Special Needs Opportunity Scholarship Program (Rep. Schultz, M.)
H.B. 4004 -- Bar Establishment License Renewal Amendments (Rep. Hawkes, T.)
H.C.R. 301 -- Concurrent Resolution Honoring Healthcare Workers and Others (Rep. Ballard, M.G.)
H.J.R. 301 -- Joint Resolution Urging Fiscal Responsibility (Rep. Moss, J.)
H.J.R. 302 -- Joint Resolution Extending the State of Emergency Due to 5.7 Magnitude Earthquake (Rep. Duckworth, S.)
S.B. 3001 -- Pandemic Response Appropriations Adjustments (Sen. Stevenson, J.)
S.B. 3002 -- Emergency Health Care Access and Immunity Amendments (Sen. Vickers, E.)
S.B. 3003 -- Unemployment Benefits Amendments (Sen. Millner, A.)
S.B. 3004 Second Substitute -- COVID-19 Health and Economic Response Act (Sen. Hemmert, D.)
S.B. 3005 Substitute -- Education Modifications (Sen. Henderson, D.)
S.B. 3006 Second Substitute -- Covid-19 Financial Relief Funding (Sen. Fillmore, L.)
S.B. 3007 Substitute -- Covid-19 Provisions (Sen. Cullimore, K. A.)
S.J.R. 301 -- Joint Resolution Approving Acceptance of Federal Funds in Response to Covid-19 (Sen. Stevenson, J.)
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