Stop Wall Street Bandits

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Wall Street charged over $200 million in bank fees to the City of LA.  Our neighborhoods are paying the heavy price. City services have been cut and over 5,000 jobs have been eliminated since 2008. Join community members and LA’s workers to demand an investigation of corporate rip-offs to...

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Every Week, $26 Million Stolen from LA’s Workers

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LA is fast becoming the “Wage Theft Capitol of the United States.” Every week, employers steal $26 million from workers pockets through minimum wage, break and overtime violations, off-the clock work and illegal paycheck deductions. Tell the LA City Council to address this crisis, by...

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A Deal is a Deal

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The right of collective bargaining is a core value of the labor movement. 1,500 LADWP workers and the LA Labor movement stood shoulder to shoulder at a rally last week in response to attempts by city leadership to break collective bargaining agreements that fund critical training and safety...

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In Memory of Federation Vice President Kenneth N. Prairie

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Kenneth Nicklas Prairie, 86, passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2014. Ken was the President of the Ventura Typographical Union from 1956-1960. As an International Representative, Ken established organizational campaigns for the Southern California Unions, as well as handling internal union...

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Defend Collective Bargaining at DWP

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Union members at our nation’s largest municipal utility are fighting to defend our collective bargaining rights. The workers, members of IBEW 18, who provide reliable power and clean water to our homes and businesses every day, are resisting attacks to their collective bargaining...

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Walmart Moms on Strike

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Walmart workers at dozens of cities nationwide walked off the job yesterday, as the company gears up for their annual shareholder’s meeting. The majority of Walmart moms are paid less than $25,000 a year. They are demanding the right to speak up about a living wage and the treatment of...

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All Aboard! Coalition Pumps $2 billion into LA

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The creation of 22,000 jobs in Los Angeles County took a giant leap. Last week, LA was awarded a $2.1 billion federal grant and loan package for LA Metro’s Purple Line Extension project, also known as “Subway to the Sea.” But that didn’t come easy, a coalition of labor, civic,...

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Workers Win Giant Settlement at Boeing

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After a 14 year battle, 484 technical and professional engineers at The Boeing Company, receive $47 million in back pay and benefits. The fight began in 2001, when Boeing denied a handful of aerospace workers in Palmdale and the Edwards Air Base representation by the Society of Professional...

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Many Unions. One Movement.

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A message from Maria Elena Durazo, on the heels of the election of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor’s leadership: Brothers and Sisters: I’m proud to be part of a movement that knows “Solidarity Forever” is more than a slogan. We take action when billionaires try to...

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Firefighters to the Rescue!

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A recent fire destroyed the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission’s family emergency shelter. It took over 130 firefighters to extinguish the fire – each one risking their lives. Days later, the firefighters went to give back to the destroyed shelter and its residents – mostly women and...

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