Press Releases

LA County Fed President Rusty Hicks on the 2018 Election

11/06/2018

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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To Rebound Faster from Disaster, Unions and Red Cross Forge “Labor Resilience” Partnership

10/18/2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Thursday, October 18th, 2018 LA Fed contact: Josh Kamensky – 323 326 7438 – josh@joshkamensky.com American Red Cross contact: Jon Myers – 310-775-5288 – jon.myers@redcross.org WHAT HAPPENS TO L.A. AFTER THE SHAKE-OUT? TO REBOUND FASTER FROM DISASTER, UNIONS AND RED CROSS FORGE “LABOR RESILIENCE” PARTNERSHIP PHOTOS AVAILABLE On the day of […]

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Strike Sanction Vote Shows Solidarity with UTLA Strike-Ready Teachers

10/04/2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, October 4th, 2018 Contact: Josh Kamensky – 323 326 7438 – josh@joshkamensky.com   SOLIDARITY WITH TEACHERS   With One Voice, 800,000 Workers of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor AFL-CIO Back Potential LAUSD Educator Strike   COALITION OF OVER 300 UNIONS VOTE TO SUPPORT UNITED TEACHERS – LOS ANGELES   […]

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Recommendation from LA Federation of Labor AFL-CIO Members: Support Strike Against Southern California Rite Aid Stores

09/11/2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Mike Shimpock, 323-776-9090 Recommendation from LA Federation of Labor AFL-CIO Members: Support Strike Against Southern California Rite Aid Stores 300 LA Fed Unions and Their 800,000 Members Will Also Honor the Boycott to Rite Aid Stores as Negotiations Stall Company Offer Slashes Health Care for Retirees and Cuts of 25% […]

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LA Fed’s Civic Leadership Academy Sets Union Members’ Sights on Local Offices

08/30/2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, August 30, 2018 CONTACT: Marie Condron – mlcondron@gmail.com – 213-925-9605 LA FED’S CIVIC LEADERSHIP ACADEMY SETS UNION MEMBERS’ SIGHTS ON LOCAL OFFICES Graduation ceremony for 89 rising political stars-from 30 local unions-marks strategy to develop a new generation of pro-worker political talent in the greater Los Angeles region. **PHOTOS AVAILABLE** Los […]

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Foundation, Unions Give ‘Second Chance’ to Once-Incarcerated Graduates

08/17/2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, August 17, 2018 Contact: Josh Kamensky – josh@joshkamensky.com – 323-326-7438 FOUNDATION, UNIONS GIVE ‘SECOND CHANCE’ TO ONCE-INCARCERATED GRADUATES Ceremony for 33 graduates marks fifth cohort prepared to re-enter the world of work by program developed in collaboration between Miguel Contreras Foundation, Anti-Recidivism Coalition, LATTC and unions PHOTOS AVAILABLE Los Angeles, CA […]

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Union Members Across Los Angeles React to Janus v. AFSCME Decision by Trump’s Supreme Court, Proclaim They Are Sticking With Their Union

06/28/2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 28, 2018 Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 323-406-3270, gabriella@thelafed.org Workers Unite at City Hall to Show Solidarity and Commitment That California’s Unions Will Continue to Lead the U.S. in Worker Power Los Angeles, CA – Today, in the wake of a ruling by Trump’s Supreme Court for the plaintiffs in Janus v. […]

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Statement by Los Angeles Labor Leader Rusty Hicks on Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court Decision

06/27/2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 323-406-3270, gabriella@thelafed.org Los Angeles, CA – The following statement was issued by Rusty Hicks, President of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, following the Supreme Court ruling in favor of the plaintiffs in Janus v. AFSCME: “Today, Trump’s Supreme Court made a decision big employers hope […]

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Statement by Los Angeles Labor Leader Rusty Hicks on Supreme Court Upholding Muslim Ban

06/26/2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 323-406-3270, gabriella@thelafed.org  Los Angeles, CA – The following statement was issued by Rusty Hicks, President of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, regarding Trump’s Supreme Court upholding the Muslim Ban: “Day after day, our communities are getting attacked by this Administration. As the Los Angeles […]

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Statement by Los Angeles Labor Leader Rusty Hicks on Separation and Incarceration of Immigrant Families

06/26/2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 323-406-3270, gabriella@thelafed.org Los Angeles, CA – The following statement was issued by Rusty Hicks, President of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, regarding Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy causing the separation and incarceration of immigrant families: “Both children jails and family jails are absurd – history […]

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