On Tuesday, Nov. 12, AFM 47 in Los Angeles rallied outside of the Walt Disney Picture company lot to demand a fair contract for streaming that includes residuals, set wages, and screen credits for musicians. The rally coincide with the launch of  the Disney+ streaming service. The launch of this streaming service marks a shift…

One day after the union representing 26,000 University of California Service and Patient Care workers mounted a statewide Unfair Labor Practice Strike over allegations of illegal outsourcing of UC jobs to low wage contractors, the UC Board of Regents today adopted a new system wide policy promising to insource more contract workers, provide them equal…

Employers have closed the Marciano Art Foundation museum, which has led many to accusations that the employer is engaged in union-busting. The New York Times reports: “Labor organizers in Los Angeles have accused the Marciano Art Foundation, a private museum, of violating federal law by dismissing dozens of employees after they announced that they wanted…

When someone says the word “Thanksgiving,” what’s the first thing that leaps to mind? Do you think: “turkey,” “holiday,” “no work,” “dinner with family,” “gorging” “football”? Or does your nimble brain skip the actual holiday part entirely and immediately go to “shopping,” “deals,” “Black Friday,” “lines,” “must get deals at all costs!”? Demand that Workers…

On Tuesday, Sept. 10, the J.W. Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot hotel signed a settlement agreement with the National Labor Relations Board in which it agreed to pay over $35,000 in bonuses the company withheld from workers in 2016, to rescind 7 disciplines issued to employees, and to offer reinstatement to a worker who was…

By Paul Burton The California State Senate passed the landmark Assembly Bill 5 on September 10 on a 29 – 11 vote. Both Bay Area State Senators Jerry Hill and Scott Wiener voted for the legislation that ensures workers misclassified as independent contractors will receive the basic protections as employees as outlined in the Dynamex…

The Santa Monica City Council recently voted unanimously in favor of a historic ordinance dubbed a “Housekeeper Bill of Rights.” Santa Monica became the first city council in the country to enact such an ordinance, which includes more robust measures that any previously passed law to protect hospitality sector workers. The ordinance includes protections against…