Laid-off concessions workers spoke outside LAX’s Terminal 4 on Thursday claiming that multibillion-dollar concessionaire HMS Host is ineligible for rent relief due to an outstanding violation of the LAX living wage law. Workers filed complaints with the City in 2019, alleging a failure to pay the minimum wage to HMS Host workers. Workers have not…

There is turbulence at Orange County’s John Wayne Airport over revelations that concessionaire HMS Host has benefited from valuable rent relief from the County while its laid off workers have lost health insurance. Dozens of laid off airport food service workers protested and presented the Airport Director Barry Rondinella—who approved the relief—with a letter demanding…

Things are heating up in the Central Valley where workers at Primex Farms, a pistachio and almond processing plant in Wasco are not only contracting COVID-19 in alarmingly high numbers, they’re also facing retaliation from the company when they complain. According to a report from the United Farm Workers (UFW) and various news outlets, 150…

With an increasing number of their members testing positive for COVID-19, hotel workers are asking Los Angeles County to pause the reopening of area hotels to tourists. Demonstrators protested the reopening Wednesday. According to officials from UNITE HERE Local 11 which represents thousands of area hotel workers, approximately 85 hotel workers and guests have either…

The reopening of Los Angeles area hotels during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and surge in confirmed cases has workers from UNITE HERE Local 11 concerned that their members are being put at risk. On Wednesday, hotel workers across the county held lunchtime rallies asking that hotel operators pause the reopening. A recent survey found that…

When the COVID-19 pandemic set in and men and women around the world desperately needed care and information, there was no time to lose. Fortunately, members of Kaiser Permanente in Southern California were set with immediate access to top quality virtual medical care. Kaiser Permanente’s Virtual Medical Center (VMC) in So Cal was already up…

Over 100 Santa Monica hotel workers took action designed to call attention to the need for healthcare coverage through the COVID-19 pandemic. The demonstration comes after hundreds of hotel workers in Long Beach and Santa Monica participated in car caravans to call attention to the need for healthcare coverage through the crisis. Unemployment exceeds 90% in…

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