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Video Contest With a $5,000 Cash Prize!

The UAW recently launched a video contest to get people to start thinking about the value of buying goods manufactured in their communities. Part of its BuildBuyUSA campaign, the “Make it in the USA” video contest invites participants to create videos that focus on the value of manufacturing and buying products domestically. The top videos […]

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Landmark Win for Low-Wage AFSCME Members

The workers at the iconic Westside cultural center, the nonprofit Museum of Tolerance, have succeeded in reaching a landmark first contract with management, ratified in the last few days by a vote of more than 80 percent! The Museum’s curriculum teaches social justice values and highlights the struggles of Dr. Martin Luther King and Cesar […]

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Sign up for the LA Fed’s Second Civic Leadership Academy!

The LA Fed’s Civic Leadership Academy is currently taking interest forms (application sent separately) from union members. The Academy trainings serve to prepare and support you if you choose to become a city council member, serve on a parks commission, planning commission, school board, neighborhood council, or an advisory board. Please fill out interest form […]

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Embracing Diversity

From April 16-20, embRACE LA will be organizing 100 dinners across the city in hopes that 1,000 residents will be able to come together, build, and strengthen relationships between Los Angeles’ diverse communities. Each dinner will take place in the home of a volunteer host and will consist of a chef, 10 neighbors and a […]

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LA Fed Swears in Most Diverse Board in 133-Year History

On Tuesday, the LA Fed hosted its Workers’ Congress. The event included 1,000 union and community members from every industry and region. Shedding light on the role of Los Angeles in moving the country’s progressive agenda forward with the theme Inseparable, Rusty Hicks, President of the LA Fed, welcomed attendees. Morning speakers included storytellers explaining […]

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Electric Bus Manufacturer BYD Signs First Agreement With Labor

Congratulations to BYD Coach & Bus (Build Your Dreams), the largest electric vehicle company in the world, and the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers Union (SMART) Local 105 for formally signing the first collective bargaining agreement in the electric bus industry in the United States! The signing ceremony represented the […]

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Alliance Teachers Speak Up

For the past three years, educators at Alliance College Ready Public Schools, the largest charter chain in Los Angeles, have been organizing a union to be able to advocate for their students and their profession. This week, we sent a message to CEO Dan Katzier and the Alliance Board of Directors to stop their anti-union […]

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Together, We Win

On February 26, as the Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments in the case of Janus v. AFSCME, hundreds of union workers and community allies rallied at LAC+USC Medical Center in Boyle Heights to send a clear message that we will remain united despite any Supreme Court decision. The women and men who keep our […]

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Resisting ICE in the San Gabriel Valley

The Los Angeles Raids Rapid Response Network, a collaborative effort to protect, defend, and serve immigrant communities, deployed legal observers, organizers, and immigrant rights advocates this week to businesses in the San Gabriel Valley targeted by ICE recently. ICE endangers the safety of all communities and threatens to leave many families at risk of suffering […]

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United with Overhill Farms Packinghouse Workers!

This week, the LA Labor Movement made up of 800,000 workers proudly announced its solidarity with Overhill Farms Packinghouse Workers if they decide to strike. The contract between Overhill and the employees represented by UFCW Local 770 covering food processing workers expired on September 22, 2017. The majority of Overhill employees are low wage, immigrant […]

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