Press Releases

New Survey of California Theatre Performers Shows Tougher Employee Protections Have Long Been Needed

02/04/2020

Contact: Brandon Lorenz, Communications Director, Actor’s Equity blorenz@actorsequity.org | 212-869-8530, ext. 425. New Survey of California Theatre Performers Shows Tougher Employee Protections Have Long Been Needed More than 80 percent of nonunion actors and stage managers in California have been misclassified as independent contractors and asked to work for less than minimum wage LOS ANGELES […]

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Legislators, Unions Join Striking Arizona Mine Workers on Picket Line

01/12/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Saturday, January 11, 2020 Contact Christian Castro Communications Director, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO (310) 857-9817, christian@thelafed.org   Legislators, Unions Join Striking Arizona Mine Workers on Picket Line Legislators and Union Members from Across California and Arizona Gather in Support of Striking ASARCO Workers (Sahuarita, AZ) On Saturday, January 11, […]

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LA Unions Held Día de Los Reyes Celebration at the Border for Families of Deported Veterans

01/08/2020

Contact: Christian Castro, Communications Director (310) 857-9817 christian@thelafed.org LA Unions Held Día de Los Reyes Celebration at the Border for Families of Deported Veterans The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor gave toys and other donations to deported veterans and their families in Tijuana, Mexico on a religious holiday known as Three Kings Day. On […]

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LA UNIONS CONDEMN LAWSUIT BY POSTMATES & UBER, COMMIT TO PROTECT AB5 LAW

12/31/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Contact: Christian Castro, (310) 857-9817, christian@thelafed.org   Statement by Los Angeles County Federation of Labor President Ron Herrera LA UNIONS CONDEMN LAWSUIT BY POSTMATES & UBER, COMMIT TO PROTECT AB5 LAW AB5 is a historic legislation addressing the growing problem of misclassification and wage theft by wealthy corporations […]

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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, DNC Chairman Perez and Senator Durazo Join LMU Workers as They Celebrate Historic Contract

12/18/2019

December 17, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS CONTACT: Maria Hernandez (623)340-8047 Rachel Sulkes (602)327-4084 U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, DNC Chairman Perez and Senator Durazo Join LMU Workers as They Celebrate Historic Contract Democratic debate on campus will proceed as planned Thursday Los Angeles, CA – Senator Elizabeth Warren joined LMU workers as they ratified their historic contract with […]

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LMU Workers and Sodexo Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

12/17/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS CONTACT: Maria Hernandez (623)340-8047 Rachel Sulkes (602)327-4084 LMU Workers and Sodexo Reach Tentative Contract Agreement Democratic debate on campus will proceed as planned Thursday Los Angeles, CA – Sodexo at Loyola Marymount University and their employees negotiated through Monday evening to secure a tentative contract agreement. The Democratic National Committee and Tom […]

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Ron Herrera Sworn in as President of Los Angeles County Federation of Labor

10/22/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 21, 2019 Contact: Christian Castro • christian@thelafed.org • (310) 857-9817   RON HERRERA SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY FEDERATION OF LABOR Longtime Teamster leader to helm workers’ coalition of 300+ local unions representing 800,000 members Ron Herrera was sworn in today as President of the Los Angeles […]

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80,000 Workers, Kaiser Permanente Reach Tentative Contract Settlement

09/25/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Contact: Sean Wherley, (323) 893-6831 swherley@seiu-uhw.org Rekha Radhakrishnan, (213) 248-1950 rradhakrishnan@seiu-uhw.org   Historic Agreement Will:  Restore the Kaiser worker-management partnership;  Establish a $130 million workforce development program;  Protect middle-class jobs; and  Ensure compassionate use of technology  OAKLAND, Calif. – Kaiser Permanente and more than 80,000 Workers in the […]

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800,000+ Union Members in L.A. County Support Strike at Kaiser Permanente

09/23/2019

While hospital giant continues unfair labor practices, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, representing 300 unions, will now support the largest U.S. strike since 1997     Media Contacts Los Angeles County Federation of Labor – Christian Castro, (310) 857-9817, christian@thelafed.org SEIU-UHW – Sean Wherley, (323) 893-6831, swherley@seiu-uhw.org LOS ANGELES- On Monday, September 16, Los […]

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RUSTY HICKS RESIGNS AS PRESIDENT OF LA FEDERATION OF LABOR

08/14/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 14, 2019 Contact: Christian Castro • christian@thelafed.org • (310) 857-9817   RUSTY HICKS RESIGNS AS PRESIDENT OF LA FEDERATION OF LABOR After five years, umbrella organization for LA’s unions reflects a more inclusive labor movement    Effective today, Rusty Hicks has resigned as the President of the Los Angeles Federation of […]

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