More than 30,000 striking teachers are scheduled to return to class Wednesday as United Teachers Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School District  have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract. Once the agreement is ratified by UTLA membership – expected to occur today –  the six-day strike that has rallied the city…

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…

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…

The Westin

So you or someone you know is traveling to Los Angeles or maybe you’re indulging in a little staycation over the holidays. So many hotel choices! What kinds of amenities are you looking for? Free parking…continental breakfast…heated pool…picket lines?! Wait, run that last part by me again. Did you just say picket lines? Indeed, we…

The holiday season is here and in Los Angeles it’s a festive time of year. The weather cools down (at least a little) and LA natives and tourists still get out to explore the city. So, whether you like theme parks, concerts or Dickens, Labor 411 has a list of union-friendly activities to help you…