In an empowering show of solidarity, teachers and hotel workers combined forces for a dual demonstration in Los Angeles on Friday. Hotel Workers with Unite Here Local 11 joined striking members of United Teachers Los Angeles to picket in front of RFK Community High School. The teachers and hotel workers then marched in unity down…

In a cringe-worthy Stalin-esque tweet, Trump spoke out on the federal workers who are struggling to survive because of his insistence on a border wall. Fox News reports: “With hundreds of thousands of federal workers set to face another federal pay period without paychecks, President Trump thanked the ‘great patriots’ for their service and dedication…

The first week of the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) strike concluded in much the same way as it had begun – with tens of thousands of teachers, staff, parents, students and supporters gathering in a veritable tsunami of solidarity. For the second time in five days, the area of Grand Park in front of…

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The new reality of trying to pay bills without income has led many federal employees to sites like GoFundMe. Yahoo Finance reports: “With federal workers not receiving paychecks as the government shutdown drags on, many have turned to crowdfunding to offset the cost of their growing bills. As of Jan. 17, approximately 2,000 campaigns have raised over $500,000 to support those impacted…

Newly leaked documents reveal that Verizon is all about union-busting. The Guardian reports: “Unions offer ’empty promises and unrealistic expectations’ and don’t act with ‘integrity’, according to internal documents circulated by Verizon’s human resources department and obtained by the Guardian. In documents given to managers and employees the US’s largest wireless provider encourages its own…

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