As thousands of families had their world turned upside side with massive layoffs at American Apparel and the current California exit by Nestle, both Senate Pro Tem Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) seem to be more focused on criticizing Donald Trump than protecting the families they are supposed to represent.


American Apparel will close its Los Angeles headquarters and all its 110 store locations by the end of April - resulting in the loss of 3,400 factory positions. According to Lloyd Grief, chief executive of investment baking firm Greif & Co., the new Canadian owner, Gildan Activewear, does have a plan and that plan certainly does not involve Los Angeles manufacturing - Gidan operates manufacturing hubs in Central America and the Caribbean. 

 

Nestle is moving its headquarters from Glendale to Virginia, along with 1,100 jobs. “Last year, Carl’s Jr. parent company CKE Restaurants Holdings said it planned to leave its Carpinteria headquarters for Franklin, Tenn. In 2015, Irvine chip maker Broadcom Corp. incorporated in Singapore and moved its operating headquarters to San Jose. The year before, Toyota Motor Corp. announced plans to move its sales and marketing headquarters to suburban Dallas from Torrance, and Occidental Petroleum Corp. moved its headquarters from Los Angeles to Houston.” 

 

With all these lost jobs, relocations and lost income for California, it seems pathetic that California’s legislative leaders haven’t taken a proactive approach to keep these jobs in California. Nor did they go through the motion of just writing a press release in opposition or in solidarity with those who lost their job.

 

Maybe in this aspect, they need to put down the pitchfork and act a little bit more like Trump.

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Senate Pro Tem Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles)

 

California Senate Committee Approves Senate Leader de León’s “California Values Act”

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

 

Bills to Protect California’s People and Prosperity Against Immigration Enforcement Overreach Set for Committee Votes Tomorrow

Monday, January 30, 2017

 

California Senate to Vote on Resolution Denouncing President Trump’s Travel Ban on Predominantly Muslim Nations

Monday, January 30, 2017

 

California State Legislators Blast President Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

 

Press Availability to discuss President Trump’s Recent Executive Orders on Immigration

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

 

Statement on Confirmation Hearing for EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

 

Senate Rules Committee Hearing on Attorney General Appointment

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

 

Senate Oversight and Informational Hearings

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

 

President Pro Tempore De León Announces Appointments

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

 

STATEMENT: California Senate Leader & Budget Chair on Proposed 2017-18 Budget

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

 

California Legislative Leaders on Hiring former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. and Covington & Burling

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

 

California Senate Leader de León Announces Committee Assignments for the 2017-2018 Regular Session

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

 

Broad Coalition Supports Senate’s “California Rebuild” Infrastructure Proposals

Monday, December 12, 2016

 

Senate Leader de León Introduces Bill to “Freeze Out ICE”

“The State of California Will Be Your Wall of Justice”

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

 

 

Assembly Speaker Antony Rendon (D-Paramount)

 

Rendon Launches Speaker’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

 

Imam Delivers Prayer to California State Assembly

Monday, January 30, 2017

 

Assembly Elects Dr. Bryon G. Gustafson as Chief Sergeant-at-Arms

Monday, January 30, 2017

 

Speaker Rendon Statement on UC Fee Increases

Thursday, January 26, 2017

 

Speaker Rendon Statement on Trump Immigration Executive Orders

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

 

Speaker Rendon Statement on California State of the State Address

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

 

Rendon Announces Assembly Committee Assignments

Friday, January 20, 2017

 

An Open Letter to Californians

Thursday, January 19, 2017

 

CAPITOL PINK OUT DAY 2017: A Rally for Planned Parenthood

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

 

Speaker Rendon Statement on Becerra Confirmation

Friday, January 13, 2017

 

Rendon Calls For Additional Actions To Help Clean Paramount Air

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

 

Speaker Rendon Statement on Budget Proposal

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

 

Speaker Anthony Rendon on Hiring Former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. of Covington & Burling

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

 

California Legislative Leaders on Hiring Former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. of Covington & Burling

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

 

Speaker Rendon, Legislature Prepare to Fight Back Against Trump Policies

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

 

Speaker Rendon Announces Leadership Team, Committee Chairs

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

 

Speaker Rendon Reappoints Paul Fearer To Covered California Board, Reaffirms Commitment to Health Exchange

Friday, December 16, 2016

 

Speaker Rendon Appoints Assembly Committee on the Office of the Attorney General

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

 

Speaker Rendon Strikes Defiant Tone For California As Assembly Reconvenes

Monday, December 5, 2016

 

Speaker Rendon Statement on Appointment of Xavier Becerra as Attorney General

Thursday, December 1, 2016

 

Assembly Democrats Unanimously Retain Anthony Rendon as Speaker

Thursday, November 10, 2016