Wednesday, July 11, 2012

San Diego Labor Council asks Comic-Con attendees to “Thank a Superhero Worker”


SAN DIEGO - As San Diego welcomes more than 100,000 people to Comic-Con 2012, the Labor Council is asking attendees to remember to thank the superhero workers that are making sure that everything runs smoothly and everyone has a great time in San Diego.

Too often it's easy to overlook all the hard work that goes on to put on an event this large. That's why representatives will be out distributing ‘Thank a Superhero Worker’ stickers, sharing photos and reactions, and making sure that the small army that makes Comic-Con go isn't overlooked during all the celebration.

That includes the San Diego Convention Center decorators, electricians, stagehands, banquet servers, hotel workers, janitors, parking lot attendants and more who keep the show running.

It also means all the workers outside the Convention Center, like the restaurant workers, taxi cab drivers, pedicab operators, and valets that make sure the fun and the benefits of Comic-Con spread throughout San Diego. They're all ambassadors for our city, and they do an amazing job year after year making Comic-Con a wonderful experience for everyone.

"We're always excited to welcome the tens of thousands of Comic-Con attendees to San Diego," said Lorena Gonzalez, Secretary-Treasurer of the San Diego Labor Council. "This year, we also want to highlight all the workers that do so much to bring everyone such a great event. Work connects us all, and these workers deserve thanks for all their hard work to make Comic-Con possible."

San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council
The San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO represents more than 192,000 union workers in the region and advocates for an economy with more jobs, better jobs and better lives for all workers in the region - union and non-union.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

“Betting On California” tour comes to San Diego, Focuses on Young Voters


California State Senator Christine Kehoe, California 52nd District U.S. Congressional candidate Scott Peters, San Diego Labor Council Secretary-Treasurer/CEO Lorena Gonzalez, and youth leader Cpl. Will Rodriguez-Kennedy gather for a press conference on youth and LGBT issues and the economy.

SAN DIEGO – TOMORROW, labor leader Lorena Gonzalez, youth leader Cpl. Will Rodriguez-Kennedy, state senator Christine Kehoe, and congressional candidate Scott Peters will speak at a press conference that will focus on issues that are relevant to young Americans and middle out economics.
Scott Peters, US Congressional Candidate, Port of San Diego Commissioner
Lorena Gonzalez, San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council
Cpl. Will Rodriguez-Kennedy, Local Youth Leader
Christine Kehoe, California State Senator – 39th District                                     

TOMORROW, Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. PDT            

Youth Issues and Middle Out Economics Press Conference       

LGBT Weekly - Conference Room
1850 Fifth AvenueSan Diego, CA 92101

Last week, President Obama visited key states on his “Betting on America” tour and highlighted his vision of an economy that will grow from the middle class and out. Now California’s Obama for America team, along with mayors, city council members, and state legislators will host a two week “Betting on California” press tour throughout the state to illustrate how the administration’s policies are creating an American economy that is built to last and helping everyday Californians.

Speakers will highlight President Obama’s commitment to the next generation of voters. The President is committed to ensuring that young adults have a fair shot at the opportunities their parents had - good jobs, good benefits and the chance to own a home. He also understands that to create the jobs of the future, we need to out-innovate and out-build our global competitors in cutting-edge industries like clean energy and technology.  And that starts with out-educating the world by ensuring that every American has access to good schools and an affordable college education.  

Monday, July 9, 2012

Statement from Scott Peters Regarding Lori Saldaña’s endorsement


San Diego - This afternoon, candidate Scott Peters, who is running against Rep. Brian Bilbray in the new 52nd Congressional District, issued the following statement regarding the endorsement of his Democratic opponent in the primary election:

“I thank Ms. Saldaña for the endorsement and well wishes she issued on Friday. Her support is very much appreciated and needed as we take on the bigger fight ahead against entrenched incumbent Brian Bilbray.

"Mr. Bilbray has spent 17 years working within the Beltway – so long he’s forgotten that the people who need government to work the most are the working families, seniors and veterans who make up the middle class, not the high-powered corporate special interests whose priorities he’s put ahead of theirs.

"I again congratulate Ms. Saldaña on running a tough campaign, and I look forward to working on the priorities we share.”