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…

Layoffs and increased union interest are happening in the profitable video game industry. Polygon reports: “Electronic Arts will lay off approximately 350 people today. The news comes from CEO Andrew Wilson, who shared a brief statement on the official EA news website. Representatives from EA tell Polygon staff reductions will come from the marketing, publishing, and operations…

By Jacob Bourne Described as “the most influential person you may have never heard of,” acclaimed community organizer and activist Heather Booth led a discussion following the screening of the documentary – appropriately titled Heather Booth – that chronicles her life’s work on March 23 in San Francisco. “When I asked how to get organized,…

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Caesars Casino dealers in Vegas have a stronger voice than ever before. The Detroit Free Press reports: “Nearly 550 gaming dealers at Caesars Palace Las Vegas Casino voted to join the UAW on Saturday, the Detroit-based labor union reports. The move comes after more than 1,470 gaming dealers from Bally’s, Harrah’s, Paris and the Wynn casinos voted…

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…

  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…

Employees of the tech company, Kickstarter, are officially unionizing. The Verge reports: “The staff of Kickstarter announced plans to unionize today. If recognized, Kickstarter would be the first major tech company with union representation in the United States. Members of the union, which goes by Kickstarter United, say they want to improve inclusivity and transparency…