On Tuesday, Sept. 10, the J.W. Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot hotel signed a settlement agreement with the National Labor Relations Board in which it agreed to pay over $35,000 in bonuses the company withheld from workers in 2016, to rescind 7 disciplines issued to employees, and to offer reinstatement to a worker who was…

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By Paul Burton The California State Senate passed the landmark Assembly Bill 5 on September 10 on a 29 – 11 vote. Both Bay Area State Senators Jerry Hill and Scott Wiener voted for the legislation that ensures workers misclassified as independent contractors will receive the basic protections as employees as outlined in the Dynamex…

The Santa Monica City Council recently voted unanimously in favor of a historic ordinance dubbed a “Housekeeper Bill of Rights.” Santa Monica became the first city council in the country to enact such an ordinance, which includes more robust measures that any previously passed law to protect hospitality sector workers. The ordinance includes protections against…

On Thursday, August 22, Teamsters Local 396 led a march in the City if Beverly Hills that included sanitation workers employed by Athens Environmental Services, hundreds of community residents, and members of the labor, environmental, and faith communities to support Athens sanitation workers. Workers showed Athens that they will keep fighting until they get a…

The Labor Day weekend traditionally signifies the end of summer. But while we’re taking it easy, getting together with family and friends, or otherwise enjoying a well-earned day off, we should all remember a very basic fact. Labor Day is a holiday created by – and for – the labor movement that recognizes the contributions…

On August 14, at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, TPS holders defended the preliminary injunction which prevents the government from terminating their humanitarian legal status. The Ninth Circuit considered the Trump Administration’s challenge to a district court order which halted the terminations of TPS for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan. After the filing…

From Unite Here! Local 11: This week, the President of the Los Angeles City Council, Herb J. Wesson Jr, sent a letter to UK-based investment firm Queensgate Investment LLP expressing concerns about the future of Freehand Hotel’s workforce.  According public reports, Queengate is in the response of acquiring the trendy downtown hotel. In the letter, dated July…

Los Angeles, CA- Senator Elizabeth Warren is the first 2020 Candidate for the Democratic Party Nomination for President to back the women-led boycott of the Terranea Resort in Southern California. Multiple women currently or formerly employed at the resort have come forward with allegations that they experienced sexual harassment or other misconduct while working at the…

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