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!
A BIG congratulations to the graduates of our May Organizing Institute! Our graduates learned one-on-one communication and how to move their co-workers to action. They are now working on recruiting and recommitting hundreds of union members across Los Angeles.
This week, nearly 5,000 workers, immigrants, and families turned out in full force for May Day, to let this hateful Administration know that despite its best efforts to demoralize, isolate, and destroy us, we will fight back and defend our rights. Check out some of the highlights below: Los Angeles Times: May Day protesters march […]
The UAW recently launched a video contest to get people to start thinking about the value of buying goods manufactured in their communities. Part of its BuildBuyUSA campaign, the “Make it in the USA” video contest invites participants to create videos that focus on the value of manufacturing and buying products domestically. The top videos […]
The workers at the iconic Westside cultural center, the nonprofit Museum of Tolerance, have succeeded in reaching a landmark first contract with management, ratified in the last few days by a vote of more than 80 percent! The Museum’s curriculum teaches social justice values and highlights the struggles of Dr. Martin Luther King and Cesar […]
The LA Fed’s Civic Leadership Academy is currently taking interest forms (application sent separately) from union members. The Academy trainings serve to prepare and support you if you choose to become a city council member, serve on a parks commission, planning commission, school board, neighborhood council, or an advisory board. Please fill out interest form […]
This week, the LA Fed, Miguel Contreras Foundation, Anti-Recidivism Coalition, Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council, and Los Angeles Trade-Technical College graduated its fourth cohort class of 23 formerly incarcerated individuals from the Second Chance Pre-Apprenticeship Bootcamp. Each partner plays a key role in the program. As a result, the Bootcamp is uniquely […]
From April 16-20, embRACE LA will be organizing 100 dinners across the city in hopes that 1,000 residents will be able to come together, build, and strengthen relationships between Los Angeles’ diverse communities. Each dinner will take place in the home of a volunteer host and will consist of a chef, 10 neighbors and a […]
On Tuesday, the LA Fed hosted its Workers’ Congress. The event included 1,000 union and community members from every industry and region. Shedding light on the role of Los Angeles in moving the country’s progressive agenda forward with the theme Inseparable, Rusty Hicks, President of the LA Fed, welcomed attendees. Morning speakers included storytellers explaining […]
Congratulations to BYD Coach & Bus (Build Your Dreams), the largest electric vehicle company in the world, and the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers Union (SMART) Local 105 for formally signing the first collective bargaining agreement in the electric bus industry in the United States! The signing ceremony represented the […]