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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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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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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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