Solidarity with Port Drivers

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The one-week strike by port truck drivers concluded Friday with an agreement to the Mayor's request for a "cooling-off" period after the companies agreed to accept all drivers back to work, without retaliation. The strike against Green Fleet Systems (GFS), Pacific 9 Transportation (Pac 9)...

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From LA to the Tobacco Fields of North Carolina

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Norma Fajardo and Fernando Hernandez, young LA activists are taking their organizing skills on the road- in the fight to bring basic labor rights to the Reynolds tobacco supply chain in the American South. The activists are part of one of the largest farmworker campaigns in decades through the...

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Fight for $15 at one of the World’s Busiest Airports

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Workers at LAX who move bags and cargo, clean and serve passengers, live paycheck to paycheck. Despite profits of $19.7 billion for the airline industry last year, employers at LAX are trying to cut already low pay for many airport workers and make access to family healthcare more...

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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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14 New Union Car Washes in LA

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LA is known for its beaches and glamour. Now, it’s also a place where you can get your car washed at one of 19 union carwashes. For over 5 years, car wash workers supported by the United Steelworkers Union Local 675 have been harassed, retaliated against and fired for trying to clean up...

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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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