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Congratulations to UFCW on a Historic Win!

Congratulations to our union family of UFCW Locals 1442, 1428, 324 and 770 on their historic contract win. Through direct action, grocery workers won their most significant wage and benefit increase in over 30 years.  From day one, Los Angeles labor, and the community, stood side-by-side with the Grocery Workers of UFCW talking to their […]

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Labor Day 2019: Parade & Action

Kaiser Protest Shuts Down Sunset Blvd Thousands of healthcare workers, patients, and union members took to the streets on Labor Day, shutting down the intersection of Vermont Ave and Sunset Blvd in protest of Kaiser Permanente’s unfair labor practices and shift from prioritizing patients to profits and enriching top executives. Dozens were arrested in an […]

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Grocery Workers Keep Up the Pressure

Thank you to the hundreds of union members that have joined actions across L.A. County standing with the Grocery Workers of UFCW. Our movement is growing, but now is the time to keep up the pressure as negotiations continue. Join us at one of the actions below! Click the links for more information. Tuesday, August […]

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Workers’ Rights are International

Defending workers’ rights and improving working conditions are international issues. On August 5, 2019, we were visited by the Japanese Labor Delegation. Organizers and labor lawyers from Sapporo General Union and Labour Lawyers Association of Japan came to learn about the different strategies that the LA Fed and other labor organizations use to empower American […]

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UC-AFT Local 1990: Reinvigorated Post-Janus

by Daniel Schoorl, Vice-President, UC-AFT Local 1990  Like most Unions, we knew the impact of the Janus V. AFSCME decision and braced for the worst. But unlike the apocalyptic narrative given by the media, our union, the University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT), is reinvigorated and stronger than ever.  On the day of […]

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Stand With Grocery Workers Across Los Angeles

Grocery workers are fighting for a new contract and their livelihoods. Their corporate employers want to slash wages, healthcare, and overtime. Stand with grocery workers to protect good jobs and good stores! Join UFCW 770, L.A. unions, and the community for rallies at three Ralphs grocery stores across Los Angeles County next week. Click the […]

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LA Workers Stand Up to Amazon on Prime Day

The Fair Workweek LA Coalition held an action at Whole Foods (now owned by Amazon) in Downtown Los Angeles on Monday, July 15 in solidarity with the striking Amazon workers in Shakopee, Minnesota on Prime Day (Amazon’s most profitable day of the year) protesting poor working conditions, which include dangerous work environments and poverty wages.   […]

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Janus + 1: Unions Battle Back a Year Later

Originally posted on Capital & Main by Bobbi Murray – click here for the full article. UNION MEMBER JOHNNIE MCDOW was game to show up at the three-day organizing training at the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor in May 2018. He just didn’t know what to expect. He had never heard anything before about […]

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Hundreds Rally for Grocery Workers

Hundreds of union and community members stood side by side on Monday, July 9 in support of the Grocery Workers of UFCW Locals 324, 770, 1428, and 144. Over 30 unions came out united in the fight for a living wage and a fair contract. Click here to view photos from the event.

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One Year After Janus: Unions Stronger Than Ever

Just one year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling, undermining over four decades of precedent, in what can only be described as anti-worker and anti-union. But what was said to be the nail in the coffin for labor, quickly turned into a rally point with public sector unions shifting their efforts towards organizing.

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