Congratulations to our Brothers and Sisters at Republic Services in LA County who, by a margin of more than 70 percent, voted to ratify a strong contract that will provide them with fair wages, benefits, and pension contributions. This contract will continue lifting industry standards to ensure a bright future for Local 396 sanitation members.
Musicians and the entertainment industry are celebrating a major victory with the update to California’s Film & Television Tax Credit Program that for the first time includes meaningful support for music-scoring jobs. The state budget signed by Governor Jerry Brown gives the California Film Commission authority to create regulations that will have a significant impact […]
Telemundo’s Spanish-language performers now have a first ever contract! The contract marks a breakthrough after fifteen months of negotiations that followed a vote by Telemundo performers to unionize on March 8, 2017. For the first time, they will have residuals, health and pension contributions and minimum rates – the type of benefits that their English-language […]
In the wake of a ruling by Trump’s Supreme Court for the plaintiffs in Janus v. AFSCME, hundreds of workers who keep our Los Angeles communities running, along with community and faith leaders and LA residents, stood together at LA City Hall in a show of unparalleled solidarity and commitment to their unions. California leads […]
Unions across Los Angeles are bracing for a long awaited decision from the Supreme Court on Janus v. AFSCME. If the Court sides with the plaintiffs, unions in the public sector – representing firefighters, sanitation workers, nurses, teachers, and more – may no longer collect fair share contributions for the collective bargaining work they do […]
A just-released study commissioned by IATSE Local 871 with Working Ideal shows that there is a huge wage gap for historically female-majority crafts including Production Coordinators, Assistant Production Coordinators, Art Department Coordinators, and Script Supervisors, that needs to be brought to the attention of those in positions of power. While these positions are central to […]
This week was a great victory for working families and our movement. Thanks to all our volunteers, who knocked on thousands of doors and spoke to voters across Los Angeles, we elected pro-worker candidates and created the first-ever labor majority on the Long Beach School Board. Congratulations to all our other endorsed candidates, who made […]
Forcing survivors to stay silent emboldens lawbreakers and violators. It makes it possible for workplace cultures of harassment, abuse, and exploitation to continue and harm workers. #MeToo and many movements like it have shown the world what women have known all along: in order to make workplaces safer and just for us all, our voices […]
The House of Representatives last week voted down a bad Farm Bill. That seems like good news. But it’s not over. The House leadership is discussing a complicated deal that involves combining a revised Farm Bill and terribly anti-immigrant, anti-worker immigration legislation introduced by Rep. Goodlatte. One of the things we give thanks for living […]
Congratulations to the participants of the LA Fed Organizing Drive, who in eight days signed up over 1,000 union members! And congratulations to all of the newly joining or recommitting members of the Building Trades and the Engineers and Architects Association/IBEW 11!