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Justice for Janitors Celebrates 30 Years!

#JusticeforJanitors celebrates 30 yrs of fighting for immigrant & worker rights! Janitors have influenced workers and movements for decades to come. It’s time to sweep away fascism, racism, and sexism! #YaBasta#solidarity #UnionStrong From across California, more than 25,000 janitors united in USWW are leading the effort for good jobs including wages you can raise a family […]

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Organizing Institute Empowers New Leaders in Labor Movement 

Congratulations to the 43 new graduates of our Organizing Institute. The three-day training began on Friday, May 3 with participants learning the fundamentals of Union organizing, leadership development, and how to move their colleagues into action.   Click here to view photos of the event. “The training was informative and really connected us to the […]

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Emergency Response Needed: Humanitarian Crisis in San Bernardino

Over the past few weeks, federal Customs and Border Protection agents have been dropping off Central American migrants at a San Bernardino bus station with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. These are fathers, mothers, and children as young as three-years-old who for weeks, had been at detention facilities and now found themselves […]

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LOS ANGELES COUNTY FEDERATION OF LABOR RESOLUTION THAT SUPPORTS UNION JOBS AND DIVERSE COMMUNITIES IN CLIMATE CHANGE FIGHT

WHEREAS: The recent fires and heavy storm season in Southern California provided another sobering reminder to our communities on how climate change is fundamentally altering our planet and economy; and WHEREAS: The Los Angeles region in particular, and the State of California more broadly, have become global leaders with some of the strongest environmental policies […]

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Teaching tolerance doesn’t mean tolerating poverty wages

Workers at Los Angeles’s Museum of Tolerance make up part of a national wave of museum workers unionizing for respect, Bloomberg Law reports. That’s because museum employees work in a field that often takes unfair advantage of employees’ loyalty to a nonprofit mission. Organizing drives there, as well as in New York and Cambridge, Massachusetts, show that […]

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Solidarity at the Border

The President has shut down the federal government and endangered the lives of thousands of families because of a made-up border security crisis. Meanwhile, a very real humanitarian crisis unfolds at the border. Through the Miguel Contreras Foundation, our 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and our Labor Community Services, the LA Fed has reached out in solidarity to organizations […]

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How You Can Support Our LAUSD Teachers and Kids

On January 14, one of the most important labor actions of the decade will begin as more than 30,000 educators in LAUSD go on strike for smaller class sizes, more nurses and counselors, a fair wage, and accountability for charter schools. UTLA and its members are committed to improving learning conditions for our kids. We […]

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We Got Arrested for Making History – Please Stand With Us Now

Click here to chip in and help cover the fines our Sisters and Brothers must now pay for civil disobedience in defense of workers’ and immigrants’ rights. Port drivers and warehouse workers face daily wage theft, retaliation, and exploitation on the job. The majority are Latino immigrants, many of whom got their work permits and […]

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Time to Roll Up Our Sleeves

The power of the Resistance is the strength we show on Election Day. Sign up: bit.ly/ivoteunion Between now and November 6th, every call made, door knocked and conversation with your neighbors, friends, and #UnionStrong Sisters and Brothers counts! Join us Saturdays and Sundays in El Monte, Palmdale, or Santa Clarita. El Monte – 3131 Santa […]

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Labor Resilience – 100 Strong

Neighbors rising to the occasion make up 90% of rescues. Organized communities respond faster and recover sooner—and no one’s organized like organized labor. That’s why the LA Fed has formed a partnership with the American Red Cross to inventory labor’s skills and resources and train 100 union members by the end of 2018. Want to […]

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