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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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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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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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