Press Release

Working People Turn Back California Recall Efforts

Statement from AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler on the California recall election:

Union members and our families made the difference in this recall election by rejecting the recall and ensuring that Gov. Gavin Newsom can continue his work building a stronger, more prosperous California.  

However, it cannot be lost on any of us that this attempted power grab wasted time, money and focus on an ultimately futile attempt to oust a popular and respected public servant. Rather than a race for meaningful change, the California recall election was a race to the bottom in search of the most anti-worker and anti-union candidate to replace Gov. Newsom. Tonight we celebrate this victory, and tomorrow we get back to the real work at hand of rebuilding the economy for working people. With this distraction behind us, we now turn our attention to electing pro-worker candidates to state, local and federal office. 

Contact: Liz Vlock (202) 637-5018