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Freshman files: Assemblymember Liz Ortega

Labor unions have been at the center of Assemblymember Liz Ortega’s life since early childhood and the centerpiece of her career.

Source: Capitol Weekly

So it’s natural that her top priorities in the state Assembly are also labor aligned, including legislation mandating that high school students learn about labor laws.

Ortega, 45, learned at a young age that her family had health insurance because her parents had union jobs, her mother doing laundry for hotels and her father as a dishwasher and then a second job, this one a union position as a janitor at the Oakland Coliseum.