Since the October 2018 election that made her the first African American and the second woman to chair the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) in the district’s 90-year history, Gloria Gray has found herself in nearly constant demand. In addition to board oversight and continuing to represent the West Basin Water District, Gray…

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! Disgruntled workers at the happiest place on earth finally have something to smile about – their wages. After months of protests and demonstrations, UNITE HERE! Local 11…

During rush hour Tuesday, more than 200 protestors with drums, pots, pans and picket signs streamed through the intersection of Normandie and Wilshire in Koreatown to bring awareness to the unresolved contract talks at The LINE Hotel. Workers at the boutique hotspot have been without a contract for four months and remain ready to strike if the…

By Jacob Bourne On April 10, AFSCME Local 3299 staged a single-day Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) strike against University of California, charging the school system with unlawful interference with workers’ rights. The strikes took place at UC Centers across the state including at UCSF Parnassus Medical Center in San Francisco and the UCLA Medical Center…

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 The University of California (UC) has been expanding a troublesome practice – the hiring of contractors. That means the work of full-time UC employees…

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! The 2018 year began on a high note with all eight employee unions reaching agreement on a three-year healthcare provision with Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).…

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…

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…

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