Union Carpenters in hardhats and vests from across California gathered at the steps of the California State Capitol today to voice their support for AB2011 ahead of a crucial committee vote on Wednesday.
The essential workers cheered and waved signs as Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland), Southwest Mountain States Regional Council of Carpenters (SWMSRCC) Executive Secretary-Treasurer Pete Rodriguez and Northern California Regional Council of Carpenters (NCCU) Executive Secretary-Treasurer Jay Bradshaw addressed the lively crowd. Ray Pearl, Executive Director of the California Housing Consortium and Abram Diaz, Policy Director of the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California also spoke, adding their support for AB 2011.
“Make no mistake about it,” said Pete Rodriguez, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of SWMSRCC, “AB2011 is a pro-worker bill that will help all workers building our housing projects earn good middle-class jobs with prevailing wages, healthcare and apprenticeship opportunities.”
Read an Op-Ed about AB 2011 HERE.
Read full press release on the rally HERE.