In Support of Fair and Timely Collective Bargaining

Resolution Number 11-07.05

Whereas, the right for workers to collectively bargain is under attack in many states and now locally, as seen by actions taken in Cerritos, Costa Mesa and other city councils, and

Whereas, these agencies refuse to work towards a mutually acceptable solution by the use of delay and late night session, and they refuse to acknowledge that unions come to the bargaining table with concessions based on the needs of their community and a willingness to be part of the solution, and

Whereas, they have not provided any reasonable evidence that reducing workers' rights to collectively bargain either saves taxpayer money or provides more effective or efficient services, and still they work to contract out these services to private companies.

Therefore be it resolved, that the California Democratic Party acknowledges the valuable work done by public and private sector  workers and reaffirms the right of every worker to collectively bargain in an atmosphere of mutual respect and a genuine willingness to come to a fair agreement, and

Be it further resolved, that the California Democratic Party calls upon all elected officials to work towards solutions through collective bargaining for the benefit of their cities, the workers and their constituents  and at the same time thanks those officials who have taken a public stand for fair, open and timely negotiations.

Author: LACDP Resolutions Committee


Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its July 2011 Executive Board Meeting
Sheraton Park Hotel, Anaheim
July 31, 2011









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