Organizing LA’s Organizers

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On the heels of a study that showed 46% of workers in LA earning poverty wages,  more than 100 organizers and union activists from 68 unions packed the LA County Fed for an organizing conference that focused on how to confront employers that attempt  to  deny workers the right to...

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Holiday Inn LAX Hotel Workers Join UNITE HERE Local 11

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Employees at the Holiday Inn LAX will get their chance to negotiate a first union contract, nearly one year after calling for the right to a fair process to organize. After a change in ownership two weeks ago, the hotel will become the latest property in the Century Boulevard Corridor near LAX...

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Stand with the Walmart 60

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Father. Grandfather. Fired. Carlton Smith worked at Wal-Mart for 17 years. He was fired for speaking up for the rights of Wal-Mart associates. 59 others were fired or disciplined along with Carlton. March to Support the Wal-Mart 60 Thursday, Sept. 5 11 a.m. Pershing...

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“Safe Jobs Save Lives” Conference: Success!

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The CLEAN Carwash Campaign was awarded for promoting the health and safety of workers. On July 12th, over 250 participants from labor unions, worker centers, community-based organizations and government agencies throughout Southern California gathered at LA Trade Tech College, with the goal...

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LA County Subcontractor Goes Union for the First Time

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In a major victory for employees of the Jewish Vocational Services, 97 workers – mostly social workers -- won an election to join a union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 800.  Workers are based out of Burbank, Santa Clarita, and...

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Walmart & PR Firm Agree to Cease Illegal Surveillance of Workers

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Walmart and Mercury Public Affairs have made public an agreement not to engage in illegal surveillance of workers. The announcement came one year after warehouse workers who move Walmart goods filed charges against the giant corporation and its PR firm for illegally spying on workers, and...

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UNITE HERE and Hyatt Reach National Agreement

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Thank you for your support. We won! After a 4-year battle, Hyatt Hotels Corporation and UNITE HERE, the union of hospitality workers in the U.S. and Canada, announced a national agreement that resolves disputes between the two organizations in regards to wage increases, pension, and health...

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Celebrating Marriage Equality

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Working people believe in equality and fairness and that’s why we applaud the recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of LGBT families. The labor movement celebrates the important foundation that has been laid for marriage equality in America this week. We believe that everyone should be...

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Safe Jobs Save Lives!

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Mark your calendars! On Friday, July 12th, the LA County Fed will co-sponsor an exciting conference on workplace health and safety and how to use it as a tool to build our unions through organizing, contract campaigns and policy advocacy. Join us for an inspiring day of learning and...

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Menzies Aviation at LAX Fined for Unsafe Working Conditions

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Menzies Aviation at LAX was fined nearly $100K for unsafe working conditions. The California Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) issued citations this week for “willful” and “serious” violations uncovered during inspections at the...

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