Press Releases

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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LA Labor calls for workers’ and immigrants’ rights ahead of MayDay

05/09/2019

For Immediate Release April 17th, 2019 Contact: Andrew Cohen (818) 419-0064, almcohen@gmail.com LA Labor calls for workers’ and immigrants’ rights ahead of May Day Over 300 labor unions in LA County announce plans to focus on defending workers and immigrants for this year’s celebration of International Workers Day Los Angeles, CA–Union leaders from across Los […]

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L.A. LABOR SHOWS THE WAY TO A GREEN NEW DEAL

05/09/2019

  For Immediate Release – Friday, March 22, 2019 Media Contact: Josh Kamensky, josh@oceanmo.com, 323 326 7438 L.A. LABOR SHOWS THE WAY TO A GREEN NEW DEAL Los Angeles County Federation of Labor resolution shows unanimous support for union jobs and diverse communities in the fight against climate disaster Los Angeles, CA-The Los Angeles County […]

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Farm Workers, Dairy Workers and Labor Activists to Hold Protest Outside Schultz Book Tour Event

05/09/2019

   MEDIA ADVISORY – FEBRUARY 21, 2019 UFW CONTACT: Elizabeth Strater 818 213-8115 estrater@ufw.org Farm Workers, Dairy Workers and Labor Activists to Hold Protest Outside Schultz Book Tour Event They will ask “If Schultz can’t take responsibility for the workers who built his wealth, how can he take responsibility for this country’s voters?”  WHEN: Thursday, Feb 21 2019 […]

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ATTACKS ON PUBLIC SECTOR UNIONS PUT BLACK COMMUNITY AT RISK

05/09/2019

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, January 11th, 2019 Contacts: LA County Federation of Labor: Josh Kamensky * 323 326 7438 * josh@joshkamensky.com LA Black Workers Center: Ranae Arnette * 561 318 0248 * rarnette@lablackworkerscenter.org The Advancement Project: Katie Smith * 323 997 2194 * KSmith@advanceproj.org ATTACKS ON PUBLIC SECTOR UNIONS PUT BLACK COMMUNITY AT RISK Placed Before Policymakers, […]

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SOLIDARITY WITH HOSPITALITY WORKERS

05/09/2019

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 Contact: Josh Kamensky – 323 326 7438 – josh@joshkamensky.com SOLIDARITY WITH HOSPITALITY WORKERS With One Voice, 800,000 Workers of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor AFL-CIO Back Potential Strike at Hotels  COALITION OF OVER 300 UNIONS VOTE TO SUPPORT LOCAL 11 UNITE HERE Los Angeles County labor […]

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PRESIDENT OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY FEDERATION OF LABOR, AFL-CIO, ON ELECTION 2018

05/09/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Josh Joy Kamensky – joshkamensky@gmail.com – 323 326 7438 Marie Condron – mlcondron@gmail.com – 213 925 9605 SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS Facebook: facebook.com/thelafed Twitter: @lalabor STATEMENT FROM RUSTY HICKS, PRESIDENT OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY FEDERATION OF LABOR, AFL-CIO, ON ELECTION 2018   “After two years of attacks by Donald Trump and the Republican Congress, tonight working people rose up […]

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