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State worker union OKs $1 million to fight Newsom recall

Posted at 1:52 PM, Jun 03, 2021

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's largest state worker union has approved a $1 million donation to help Gov. Gavin Newsom fight the expected recall.

The SEIU Local 1000's board of directors approved the donation Wednesday in an emergency meeting.

It follows a union election that saw longtime President Yvonne Walker defeated by union member Richard Louis Brown.

He doesn't support Newsom due to state worker pay cuts imposed last year.

Brown is set to take office later in June.

The donation further solidifies organized labor support behind Newsom as he faces a fight to keep his job.

An election date hasn't been set.