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!
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 […]