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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Walk in Honor of Homeless Heroes

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This Saturday, LA Labor joins the 8th Annual United Way, Homewalk - 5K Run/Walk to end homelessness! Team Labor is walking to help our nation’s heroes, our veterans. So far, we’ve raised over $25,000 to help homeless veterans into permanent housing. We are on our way to have the...

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Theater Projectionists < Two Popcorns

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Arclight theater projectionists earn $12.73 per hour with no benefits. That’s less than the price of two popcorns at the theater! These highly skilled workers in LA’s landmark entertainment industry earn less than half of what their counterparts earn at other theaters. What’s even...

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Change Coming to LA County

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  For far too long, many of LA County’s social workers, home care workers, firefighters, nurses and deputy sheriffs have been ignored and as a result, the best solutions for improving County services for residents have been left behind. And for the past few years, the LA labor...

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Aviation Workers Win Higher Standards at LAX

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After a multi-year campaign at LAX, SEIU USWW and Menzies Aviation have a new partnership that promotes higher health and safety standards for nearly 1,000 ramp, cargo and baggage workers. These aviation service workers operate heavy equipment in a high pressure, fast moving environment and...

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Shahs of Sunset Crew Goes Union

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Exactly one month after walking off the job, the Shahs of Sunset crew won a union contract with the IATSE. The reality TV show is in its fourth season. While it celebrated glitz and glam, the show’s crewmembers were without healthcare & retirement benefits. The crew had enough and...

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It’s Time to FixLA!

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Over a thousand residents, city workers, clergy and community leaders poured into LA’s financial district and City Hall to declare, “LA is not Wall Street's ATM." Brave men and women are standing up for LA's working families and neighborhoods, by stopping corporate giveaways and...

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R.I.P. Worker’s Dreams

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“We are dying to get paid!” Hundreds of workers and community members filled Council Chambers and built a wage theft cemetery in front of City Hall because stolen and poverty level wages are preventing breadwinners and their families to thrive in our communities. Over 46% of workers...

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An Important Message from Maria Elena Durazo

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Brothers and Sisters: For the past eight and a half years I have had the privilege of leading the Los Angeles labor movement. Our movement has given voice to workers from the ballot box to the bargaining table, from the streets to the halls of government. Together we have beaten back...

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Honoring the life of Sumi Sevilla Haru

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Sumi Sevilla Haru August 25, 1939 - October 16, 2004 Family, Friends and Colleagues, please join us to celebrate the life and times of one who will be truly missed: Sumi Sevilla Haru Friday, October 24, 2014 - 4  - 6 PM SAG-AFTRA James Cagney Boardroom 5757 Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA...

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