The California Budget has just passed and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has taken the opportunity to once again target the good folks at the UCLA Labor Center. For those of you unfamiliar with this organization, the Labor Center serves a vital role in advancing the rights of labor and all working class families. From their website:
As part of the university, the Labor Center serves as an important source of information about unions and workers to interested scholars and students. Through its extensive connections with unions and workers, the Labor Center also provides labor with important and clearly defined access to UCLA's resources and programs. An advisory committee comprised of about forty Southern California labor and community leaders (representing more than one million members in the public and private sectors) provides advice and support for the center.
As it states, the center provides critical research, information and statistics for the labor rights movement. Some of you may remember it's Executive Director, Kent Wong, speaking at our immigration forum in Los Angeles a few years back. The fact that Governor Arnold and his fellow Republicans have been targeting its demise for years should tell you how important of an institution it is. Please check out their email below and give a call to show your support.