By Jacob Bourne For the past 25 years Unite Here! Local 11 has been striving to elevate the lives of workers in L.A.’s hospitality industry — from hotel workers of many occupations to the city’s scores of food service workers at cafes, restaurants, stadiums and entertainment venues. The long haul of organizing and strikes at…

By Jacob Bourne AFSMCE 1902 represents those who work in Southern California’s water districts. They are accountants, electricians, engineers, environmental specialists, mechanics, meter technicians, pipelayers and others who collectively, are water industry experts from source to tap. In advance of the Labor 411 Blue Tie Gala, where we’re honoring the Metropolitan Water District, we spoke…

West Virginia teachers have the second lowest pay in the country. Only Mississippi pays teachers less. So, when Democrats in West Virginia moved to consider a bill giving teachers a raise, Republicans were quick to defeat it. As the Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports, “In a 15-17 vote during special session Monday, West Virginia senators rejected…

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Senator Bernie Sanders wants to guarantee teachers a minimum salary that will help the profession immensely. CNN reports: “Sen. Bernie Sanders unveiled his education policy plan on Saturday — a comprehensive 10-point agenda that calls for the end of for-profit charter schools, creates a salary floor for public school teachers, guarantees free school meals for all…

Auto tariffs are going to have to wait. CNBC reports: “The Trump administration will delay tariffs on cars and auto part imports for up to six months as it negotiates trade deals with the European Union and Japan. In a proclamation Friday, Trump said he directed U.S.Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to seek agreements to “address…

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