Rain or Shine: Fight for $15 Heats Up in LA

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From Walmart to McDonalds, workers across our America are fighting for $15 per hour.  Workers are being squeezed every single day as profit margins for companies grow exponentially. The CEO-to-worker pay ratio in fast food, the highest in the economy, grew to 1,203 : 1 in 2012. This...

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Educational Workshop on Immigration Relief

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Just weeks ago, President Obama announced long awaited Executive Action on Immigration that will allow over 4 million immigrants to live without fear of deportation and with work authorization. This is a big step in the right direction and we must continue to push for permanent solutions to...

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On Black Friday, Walmart Rings Up More Bad Deals

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On the biggest shopping day of the year, tens of thousands of Americans joined the largest mobilization of Walmart workers and their families. Supporters at nearly 1,600 Walmart stores across America, protested the bad deal Walmart gives to its workers and the American economy.  Workers have...

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Breakthrough Agreement Creates Manufacturing Jobs in LA

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Kinkisharyo, a Japanese railcar company, labor and community groups reach a breakthrough agreement to create light railcar manufacturing jobs in LA County. As a result of the agreement, the company will expand the current light rail car assembly and testing operations at its existing site in...

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This Thanksgiving, Shop Union

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Thanksgiving is a time to show our appreciation for all that we have. It’s also a time when many of us share a feast with our loved ones. Take Labor 411’s union-made Thanksgiving shopping list to the grocery store and join us in giving thanks to the hardworking union workers! Here’s...

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Labor Walks for Homeless Heroes

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Thanks to the over 600 union members and families that joined team, Homeless Heroes during United Way’s, “HomeWalk.” Together, we raised over $25,000 to bring permanent housing and social services to LA’s military veterans. SAG-AFTRA members and military veterans, Jon Huerta, Mark...

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Rusty Hicks Unanimously Elected to Lead LA Labor

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Hundreds of delegates unanimously elected Rusty Hicks to lead the Los Angeles Labor Movement!  He is one of the youngest leaders and first post 9/11 Military Veteran lead one of our country’s largest labor federations. Rusty is part of new generation of leaders that will take our movement to...

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From Walmart to the Docks, LA Workers Strike!

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The past few weeks, LA became a hotbed of workers fighting back against income inequality, wage theft, and employer retaliation. In a dramatic escalation of their struggle, port truck drivers, supported by the Teamsters, walked off the job at 7 companies, in a showdown that carried the...

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This Thanksgiving, Support Walmart Strikers during 24 Hour Fast

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Walmart Strikers and Supporters will be holding a 24 hour fast and vigil outside the Walmart Long Beach Store starting on Thanksgiving Day at Noon and ending at the Black Friday Protest. The fast is being held to protest the hunger that Walmart and the Waltons are forcing on our communities....

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A Bowl of Broken Dreams

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Workers who make the packaging for Chipotle’s burrito bowls work at Huhtamaki, a giant Finland-based company, earn less than $15 per hour. Huhtamaki is one of the leading producers of single-use packaging in Commerce, CA. Under previous ownership, these were good manufacturing jobs. But...

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