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…

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).…

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! With echoes of the #metoo movement, hotel workers subjected to widespread sexual harassment are fighting back. Last year, UNITE HERE! spearheaded organizing campaigns around the country, achieving…

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…

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  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…

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…

The biggest factor in executing a successful strike? Preparation, preparation, preparation. On Friday, February 22, the UCLA Downtown Labor Center hosted a conversation with UTLA leadership discussing lessons learned from the union’s recent strike that saw 30,000 teachers and thousands more supporters picket in front of school sites for six days in order to secure…

When management at the Freehand Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles caught wind that workers there were looking to organize with UNITE HERE! Local 11, management responded by threatening to call immigration enforcement on its own employees. Local 11 was not about to let that slide. “We are here to let the Freehand owners and management…