Teachers Fight for Better Schools

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  Thousands of teachers represented by UTLA took to the streets Thursday afternoon to fight for better schools for their students. Teachers have been in an ongoing battle with the District to do the right thing. But enough is enough. Now teachers are turning up the heat with an...

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LAX Service Workers Vote Union Yes!

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After a three year fight and threats of being fired, more than 800 workers at LAX chose to go union in recent weeks. 670 Menzies Aviation ground service workers and 148 Scientific Concepts cabin cleaners voted for better and safer working conditions when they voted to join...

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Build a Better L.A.: Get Out the Vote for City Council

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Help us build a better Los Angeles by getting our members and supporters to the polls forTuesday’s election! L.A. Labor has endorsed three candidates for Los Angeles City Council. Hundreds of volunteers will be precinct walking in the coming days to Get Out the Vote. Please join us. Food will be...

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Security Guards Deserve a Bite of the Apple

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Security Guards at Apple stores across the state are fighting for respect on the job. In an industry flush with billions of dollars in annual income, service workers are being left out in the cold and struggling to make ends meet. These workers are backed by SEIU-USWW as well as high-profile...

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Sign the Pledge to Raise the Wage!

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Here's what we've heard after several weeks canvassing LA: there are too many people working full-time but living in poverty. Hard working people can't afford LA's sky-high rents and (this part is important) the public believes the problem is fixable. The first step to fixing the problem is...

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Port Truck Drivers Make History

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It was a long haul, but it finally got done. Port truck drivers have overwhelmingly ratified their first union contract with Shippers Transport Express, only a month after being reclassified as employees and practicing their right to organize. The drivers are now represented by Teamsters Local...

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Just What the Doctor Ordered: Physicians Go Union!

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Resident physicians of Dignity Health’s St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach voted to go union! The physicians will join the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR/SEIU Healthcare), and they are now preparing to negotiate their first union contract. “By empowering frontline physicians,...

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Walmart Raises Wages, But More to be Done

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Walmart workers have shown that through steadfast determination, they can change the policies of one of the largest retailers in the world – Walmart. The low-wage leader announced it will increase entry level pay to $10 an hour next year. This couldn’t have happened without the brave OUR...

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State of Inequality

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The economy may be rebounding, but in California, a disturbing new reality is taking shape. The most prosperous state in the country is also one of the most unequal. This week, Capital & Main launched an exciting new experiment in investigative journalism. The series is called, State of...

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Gerawan Farm Workers March on LAUSD

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This Tuesday, February 10, dozens of farm workers from the Central Valley are returning to Los Angeles. They are calling on the Los Angeles Unified School Board to pass a historic resolution that calls on their employer, Gerawan Farming to stop violating the law and comply with fair labor...

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