Press Releases

Workers Win Historic Protections in Los Angeles

04/29/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Contact: Christian Castro Communications Director, Los Angeles County Labor of Federation (310) 857-9817 | christian@thelafed.org (Los Angeles, CA) In a unanimous vote, the Los Angeles City Council passed the most progressive worker policy to date during the COVID-19 crises helping tens of thousands of hospitality, airport and commercial maintenance workers […]

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Los Angeles Wins Major Victory for Hospitality, Airport and Commercial Maintenance Workers

04/23/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 23, 2020 Contact: Christian Castro Communications Director, Los Angeles County Labor of Federation (310) 857-9817 | christian@thelafed.org   (Los Angeles, CA) The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, in collaboration with the Los Angeles City Council, moved forward with the most progressive worker policy to date during the COVID-19 crises. In a […]

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Snake River Farms and Newport Meat Donate $2 Million Premium American Wagyu Steaks in Los Angeles to Aid in COVID-19 Relief

04/20/2020

Media Contact:  Melissa Delgadillo, Snake River Farms PR Manager| 208.713.8828 | melissa.delgadillo@agribeef.com Los Angeles, California – April 20, 2020: Snake River Farms, a brand owned by Agri Beef Co headquartered in Boise, Idaho and Newport Meat Southern California, a Sysco company, have donated 35,000 premium American Wagyu steaks to the LA Regional Foodbank in partnership […]

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Union Members, Community Feed Thousands in South Bay Amid COVID-19 Crises

04/19/2020

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, April 18, 2020 Contact: Christian Castro  (310) 857-9817 | christian@thelafed.org (Carson, CA) On Saturday, April 18, Labor Community Services, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, Teamsters Local 572, and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, fed over 2,300 families impacted by the COVID-19 crises.  A line […]

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Thousands of South LA Families Seek Food Assistance Amid Growing COVID-19 Crisis

04/18/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, April 17, 2020   Contact: Christian Castro Communications Director, Los Angeles County Labor of Federation (310) 857-9817 | christian@thelafed.org (Los Angeles, CA) On Friday, April 17, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, in collaboration with Labor Community Services, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, and Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson (CD-8) held a food […]

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Statement by Los Angeles County Federation of Labor President Ron Herrera on the Death of Amazon Worker

04/15/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 15, 2020 Contact: Christian Castro, Communications Director (310) 857-9817 | christian@thelafed.org   (Los Angeles, CA) – In response to the disturbing news that Gerard Tuzara, an operations manager at a Southern California Amazon facility, died from coronavirus, the first confirmed such death among Amazon workers, Ron Herrera, President of the Los […]

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Los Angeles Labor Movement Wins Major COVID-19 Protections After Mayor Garcetti Issues Executive Order

04/08/2020

Contact: Christian Castro, Communications Director (310) 857-9817, christian@thelafed.org Los Angeles Labor Movement Wins Major COVID-19 Protections After Mayor Garcetti Issues Executive Order (Los Angeles, CA) The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor in collaboration with the Office of the Mayor of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles City Council has won additional protections for tens […]

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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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