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…

Overtime for workers is under attack by the current administration – and millions of workers stand lose if the administration gets its way. The Economic Policy Institute reports: “President Donald Trump’s administration is close to publishing a new proposal that would dramatically weaken Department of Labor’s 2016 overtime rule. The adoption of this new rule would leave behind…

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…

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The shock wave from the GM layoffs continues to hit suppliers. The Tribune Chronicle reports: “A company that provides industrial services inside the General Motors plant is the latest to announce it will permanently lay off its workforce as a result of the GM facility being idled in March. Leadec Corp., which in part provides…