Making Politics Work for ESC Local 20 Members: Because Politics Impacts our Paychecks and Professions
Why Politics Matter:
Decisions that impact our wages and benefits are made by elected officials in Sacramento and Washington DC as well as locally. Regulatory bodies such as the PUC for PG&E employees, Laboratory Field Services (LFS) for Clinical Lab Scientists and other Health Professional Boards are political bodies that make decisions that impact our working conditions. We need to make sure that our voices are heard before legislators and regulators and support those who work to protect and advance our interests.
What is the ESC Local 20 LEAP Fund?
The Legislative Education and Action Program supports legislative efforts that protect the interest of the labor movement and working families. And we contribute to candidates who will work to serve our union’s members. The support that we provide to political candidates for office is funded exclusively by voluntary contributions to the LEAP Fund — no union dues money goes towards this purpose. Many of our employers contribute millions of dollars to politicians or ballot measures so they can influence the political process. Through LEAP and the collective impact of the voluntary donations of our members, we can make sure that our union’s voice is heard as well.