• California Senate Constitutional Amendment
  • 2023-2024 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate May 01, 2023
  • Senate
  • Assembly
  • Governor

A resolution to propose to the people of the State of California an amendment to the Constitution of the State, by adding Section 1.5 to Article XIV thereof, relating to employment.

Bill Subjects

Employment Workers' Rights


Existing state law forbids a public employer from deterring or discouraging public employees from becoming or remaining members of an employee organization. Existing federal law forbids employers from interfering with, restraining, or coercing employees in the exercise of rights relating to organizing, forming, joining, or assisting a labor organization for collective bargaining purposes, or from working together to improve terms and conditions of employment, or refraining from any such activity. This measure, the Right to Organize and Negotiate Act, would ensure that all Californians have the right to join a union and to negotiate with their employers, through their legally chosen representative, to protect their economic well-being and safety at work. This measure would require the Legislature to provide for the enforcement of these rights. This measure would also prohibit, after January 1, 2023, the passing of any statute or ordinance that interferes with, negates, or diminishes the right of employees to organize and bargain collectively over their wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment and workplace safety.

Bill Sponsors (38)





Jun 26, 2023


Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on E. & C.A.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on E. & C.A.

Jun 22, 2023


From committee: Be adopted as amended and re-refer to Com. on E. & C.A. (Ayes 4. Noes 1. Page 1698.) (June 22).

Jun 15, 2023


Set for hearing June 22.

Jun 13, 2023


June 14 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.

Jun 06, 2023


From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on L., P.E. & R.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Committee-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on L., P.E. & R.

Jun 05, 2023


Set for hearing June 14.

May 10, 2023


Referred to Coms. on L., P.E. & R., E. & C.A., and APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on L., P.E. & R., E. & C.A., and APPR.

May 02, 2023


From printer. May be acted upon on or after June 1.

May 01, 2023


Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
05/01/23 - Introduced PDF
06/06/23 - Amended Senate PDF
06/26/23 - Amended Senate PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
06/21/23- Senate Committee on Labor, Public Employment and Retirement PDF


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