The LA Fed is going green. Again. In a resolution passed this week, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO (LA FED) is advocating for “a Green New Deal or similar effort” to address climate change and economic inequality. The LA Fed envisions an initiative that provides opportunities for women and people of color…

  Decrying the University of California for paying unfair wages and refusing to negotiate in good faith on a new contract, thousands of healthcare, research and technical workers took to the streets for a one-day strike on campuses across the state. At UCLA, the members of United Professional and Technical Employees and Communications Workers of…

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Employees of the tech company, Kickstarter, are officially unionizing. The Verge reports: “The staff of Kickstarter announced plans to unionize today. If recognized, Kickstarter would be the first major tech company with union representation in the United States. Members of the union, which goes by Kickstarter United, say they want to improve inclusivity and transparency…

Seedings have been assigned, brackets are filled out and nobody seems to care much about anything else. It must be March Madness, the college basketball tournament that spikes everybody’s interest, from the most rabid fan to those who pick winners based on their favorite color. Wall-to-wall basketball is certainly an occasion for throwing a viewing…

Mess with one UNITE HERE organizer and you draw the wrath of the entire team. The Hyatt Andaz in West Hollywood learned this lesson the hard way last week when workers left their job for a one-day strike over the arrest of an organizer at the property one week earlier. Nerexda Soto, who is working…

By Paul Burton San Francisco Mayor London Breed signed legislation January 18 mandating the City to enter into a Citywide Project Labor Agreement with the San Francisco Building Trades Council for Public Works or improvement projects. The signing took place at the Plumbers Local 38 union hall. Under the leadership of San Francisco Building and…

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