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 When California Senate Bill 54, a refinery work safety law proposing sweeping changes in the state’s refineries, passed in November of 2016, it marked the…

Activist Tom Morello has made a name for himself as an incendiary guitarist and passionate activist. From his work in Rage Against the Machine to his solo efforts as the Nightwatchman and collaborator in the Prophets of Rage, Morello can be found on the frontlines of social justice issues across the globe. On June 6,…

You don’t need in the middle of a historic drought to make the “water wise” choice of swapping out grass for something more ecologically sensible. The Metropolitan Water District (MWD’s) Turf Replacement Program is a win-win for the customer and the environment, and the district even supplies rebate incentives to make the decision that much…

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Workers and community allies rallied outside the trendy Freehand Los Angeles, some wearing poop costumes, hazmat suits  and carrying plungers, mops, and brushes.  The rally comes after Jose Santamaria, a Freehand Hotel worker, filed a Cal/OSHA complaint this week alleging multiple sewage overflows over the past nine months in the Private Dining Room of the…

By Jacob Bourne For the past 25 years Unite Here! Local 11 has been striving to elevate the lives of workers in L.A.’s hospitality industry — from hotel workers of many occupations to the city’s scores of food service workers at cafes, restaurants, stadiums and entertainment venues. The long haul of organizing and strikes at…

By Jacob Bourne AFSMCE 1902 represents those who work in Southern California’s water districts. They are accountants, electricians, engineers, environmental specialists, mechanics, meter technicians, pipelayers and others who collectively, are water industry experts from source to tap. In advance of the Labor 411 Blue Tie Gala, where we’re honoring the Metropolitan Water District, we spoke…

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 For over 130 years, the Los Angeles Times has been a leading source of breaking news, entertainment, sports, politics and more. Now its journalists are…