ASSEMBLYMEMBER YEE EARNS TOP SCORE IN AFSCME LEGISLATIVE REPORT CARD

Union Gives Assistant Speaker pro Tempore Yee 100% Rating

SAN FRANCISCO – Assistant Speaker pro Tempore Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) joined a number of his Democratic colleagues this week in receiving a 100% rating on the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) 2003 California legislative report card.

“The AFSCME report card is one of the best indicators of the work we are doing in Sacramento,” said Assemblymember Yee. “I proudly represent working families and join them in building a more equitable society.”

AFSCME includes about 3,500 local unions and affiliates in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and represents over 1.4 million members – public service and health care workers. The 2003 legislative report card extensively details how members of the State Legislature voted on AFSCME sponsored/co-sponsored legislation in order for their members can make informed decisions.

“By making informed decisions, our members will elect government officials that will work with AFSCME in ensuring that positive reforms for working families will be made,” said Willie L. Pelote, Sr., AFSCME California’s Political & Legislative Director.

In 2003, the first half of the two-year session, 9 of AFSCME sponsored/co-sponsored bills that reached the Governor’s desk were signed into law. Assemblymember Yee cast 7 votes in committees and 15 votes on the floor that supported the union’s position.

“AFSCME has become the voice of working families,” said Assemblymember Yee. “Especially during a lagging economy, we must continue our efforts for workers and their families.”