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Proposal for more than $1.3 billion for FY 2016-17 budget would address challenges ranging from homelessness to homeownership
SACRAMENTO — More than a dozen members of the Democratic Assembly Caucus today unveiled a plan that would deliver relief to California families struggling to keep up with skyrocketing rents, lack of access to homeownership and funding to assist the homeless and those in substandard housing.
Assemblymember Hernández has been working closely on crafting the investment plan to make sure no one is left behind. While housing is an issue statewide, Assemblymember Hernández is acutely aware of the housing challenges faced by his constituents, especially those in need of senior housing.
SACRAMENTO, CA —Today, Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D-West Covina), Chair of the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee, joined with other Members of the Legislature and workers in Los Angeles as Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 3 (Leno), a measure to increase California's minimum wage to $15 per hour. Assemblymember Hernández was a Principal Co-Author of the bill, and presented the bill on the Assembly Floor before it was sent to the Governor for signature.
At the signing ceremony today, Hernández stated, "It is rare that we as Legislators have the opportunity with one action to transform the course of our state's history. This is one such event. And it is monumental. Today, with the Governor's signature, we will begin to restore the Middle Class in California. We will lift 2 million Californians out of poverty, and will provide raises for over 6 million hard-working Californians."
WEST COVINA, CA — Today, Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D –West Covina) was proud to host his annual Women of the Year Awards Ceremony to honor the exceptional accomplishments of outstanding women who make our community a better place to live and work. Each honoree was nominated by her peers from her respective city encompassed within the 48th Assembly District.
“It is my distinct honor to be able to recognize the incredible work of today’s honorees. This event gives me the opportunity to celebrate and thank the often unsung heroines who have made countless contributions to our communities,” stated Assemblymember Hernández.
SACRAMENTO, CA —Tonight, Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D – West Covina) Chair of the Assembly Committee on Labor Employment received an award from the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO for his 100% labor voting record. The award is in recognition of those Legislators who had perfect voting records on the Labor Federation’s “Force for Progress: 2015 Labor’s Legislative Scorecard.” Together, 11 California State Senators and 24 California State Assembly Members had 100% voting records.
Earlier in the day, Chair Hernández addressed nearly 600 workers and labor leaders gathered in Sacramento for the Joint Legislative Conference of the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO and the State Building and Construction Trades Council. This year’s conference is entitled, “Working People Standing Together.”
Hearing seeks to find policy remedies for growing concerns around veteran workforce
SACRAMENTO, CA —Today, Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D-West Covina), Chair of the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee along with his colleagues Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Business and Professions and Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin (D-Camarillo), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Veteran Affairs convened an informational hearing in Sacramento focused on continuing efforts to expand employment opportunities for Veterans in California.
California has the fifth highest percentage of veterans’ unemployed and struggling from unique challenges that result from active duty. Veterans complete their service and work to assimilate into civilian life, this hearing explored different components on the state’s employment opportunities for veterans: (1) state-wide hiring initiatives, (2) opportunities under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and (3) assistance with professional licensing and educational requirements.
Join Assemblymember Hernández, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment, for an informational hearing to investigate workplace health and safety issues facing Latino workers in California. The hearing will examine these challenges and explore potential policy solutions.
We also encourage you to view the hearing via our live stream which can be accessed on our website.
Thursday, November 19
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ronald Reagan State Building Auditorium
300 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Assemblymember Hernández receives the Cuauhtemoc award presented at annual luncheon
SACRAMENTO — Today, Assemblymember Roger Hernández was honored by La Cooperative Campesina de California in Sacramento for his leadership on AB 1897 and his efforts on behalf of the farmworker community during its annual awards luncheon.
“My priority as Chair of the Assembly Labor Committee has been to enact legislation that ends systemic abuses that target the most vulnerable workers in California. Sadly, farmworkers continue to represent some of our most vulnerable and exploited workers,” said Assemblymember Hernández. “The farmworker community has a special place in my legislative work and I remain ready to do all I can to help this community,” added Hernández.
SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, Assembly Bill 1506 by Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D – West Covina) was signed by Governor Brown. AB 1506 attempts to strike a balance between protecting the integrity and importance of wage statements and providing some relief to employers from litigation over minor violations.
AB 248 ensures all plans sold in California offer comprehensive health coverage
SACRAMENTO, CA —Legislation authored by Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D-West Covina) that will protect California workers by requiring large employers to offer only comprehensive health insurance to their employees was signed by the Governor today.