I will work with my fellow legislators to improve workplace pay, opportunities and to ensure fair treatment for all.
California’s working women produce gross domestic product of about $2.8 billion. In spite of these efforts and in spite of recent state legislation to improve workplace conditions, women are still not receiving equal pay as men. Latina women like myself make just 50 cents for every dollar a man earns. We need to rectify race and gender wage disparities in California. I also want to see safe working environments in every industry no matter the size of the establishment.