This is part of a series highlighting the efforts of organized labor and featured in Labor 411’s print directories. Click here to order your copy and support Labor 411! By Oren Peleg The University of California (UC) has been expanding a troublesome practice – the hiring of contractors. That means the work of full-time UC employees…

Layoffs are on the rise despite record corporate profits. CNBC reports: “Layoffs hit their highest level for a first quarter in 10 years as 2019′s job market got off to a shaky start, according to a report Thursday from outplacement firm Challenger, Gary & Christmas. Total announced cuts hit 190,410, a 10.3 percent increase from…

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Spring has sprung, which means the time has come to remove the dust, wipe down the surfaces and get everything looking sparkly. Whatever the project, your work will shine with extra gleam when you use products made by ethical companies who treat their workers fairly. So shop – and scrub – wisely, and together we’ll…

This is part of a series highlighting the efforts of organized labor and featured in Labor 411’s print directories. Click here to order your copy and support Labor 411! The 2018 year began on a high note with all eight employee unions reaching agreement on a three-year healthcare provision with Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).…

If you’re seeing pink in D.C., that’s not the liquor talking or rose-colored glasses. It must be cherry blossom time! And we’re not talking ordinary, spot-them-anywhere blooms. No sir! The National Cherry Blossom Festival draws visitors to Washington D.C. by the thousands. The Festival – which runs through April 14 – includes popular activities like…

There figures to be something to satisfy pretty much every palate at the 62nd San Francisco International Film Festival which begins April 10 and runs through April 23 at locations around the Bay Area. For those of you who like a little labor with your cinema – and we know you’re out there! – mark…

The right of employees to sue corporations like McDonald’s could be hampered if a new proposal takes effect. The New York Times reports: “The Labor Department released a proposal on Monday that would limit claims against big companies for employment-law violations by franchisees or contractors. The proposal seeks to define when, for example, employees of a locally…