We have joined the growing effort to stop Wal-Mart’s expansion in Los Angeles. We will march against Wal-Mart on June 30th in Chinatown! Wal-Mart is trying to get a foothold in Los Angeles starting in Chinatown, but every neighborhood is at risk. Wal-Mart destroys small businesses, creates poverty-level jobs and drives down wages for all of us. Join us, along with thousands of Chinatown residents, youth, labor, community, civil rights and small business owners for the largest protest against Wal-Mart ever to be held in the U.S. on June 30th in Chinatown!Read more
When the collective bargaining rights for unionized employees are attacked anywhere, it is an attack on all of us. Collective bargaining is the very foundation of the Labor Movement. If we couldn’t form unions and negotiate with our employers, we wouldn’t have a say in our wages, hours and working conditions. Check back to this page for news on our sisters and brothers in the labor movement.
San Diego city unions won a crucial victory on February 13 when the California Public Employees Relations Board ruled that a pension initiative that was to be voted on in June in the city of San Diego is an unfair labor practice.
The decision will force a lawsuit to attempt to strike the measure from ballots.
At issue in the ballot measure was the fate of new city employees’ retirement. The initiative would have enrolled … Read more
Flight attendants from over 20 airlines held protests on February 6 at LAX to protest attacks on collective bargaining rights in the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill, which has passed both Houses of Congress and is waiting for a signature from President Obama. Several LA unions and many other LAX workers joined in the protests on Monday in solidarity with the flight attendant and their cause.Read more
Food service workers at a Farmer John plant in Vernon voted in late August 2011 to join United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 770. On December 31, the NLRB certified those results and negotiations are expected to start in late February.
Workers in the plant described an atmosphere of disrespect and intimidation that required a union to remedy. Prior to organizing this particular plant, workers at the Farmer John plant literally across the street … Read more
Proposed legislation that would address problems with the postal service’s finances would also severely cut the benefits of USPS union members–leaving many near financial ruin.
Labor’s Edge Blog puts it best when it says:
If Congress succeeds in this attack against the postal unions, it will shift its focus to the rest of the unionized federal workforce, including our newly certified brothers and sisters who are employed by TSA.
There is time to do something … Read more
President Barack Obama’s three recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) were sworn in on Monday, marking the first time since August 2010 the Board has had full membership.
The NLRB released biographies of the new members Sharon Block, Terence F. Flynn, and Richard F. Griffin on January 4. They are reprinted below. The National Labor Relations Board protects the rights of most private-sector employees to join together to improve their wages and working conditions. NLRB headquarters is in Washington, DC, and 32 regional offices are located throughout the United States.Read more
In a move designed to keep the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) functioning, President Obama yesterday appointed Sharon Block, Richard Griffin, and Terence Flynn to the Board as recess appointments. Obama’s recess appointments were pivotal because the five member NLRB was down to just two members, too few to fully function. The Board is now restored to full membership. Sharon Block is a deputy assistant to Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Richard Griffin is a board member of the AFL-CIO, and Terence Flynn is a counsel to the Republican member of the board.Read more
UNITE HERE Local 11, the union representing 2,100 workers at Disneyland Resort’s three hotels, announced today that they have concluded negotiations on a mutually-agreeable, five-year collective bargaining agreement. The contract will be effective once voted upon and ratified by the Local 11 members at the resort. The new contract will include wage increases for Local 11 employees, affordable healthcare for workers and their families and decreased workloads for housekeepers. The new contract also provides job … Read more
UNAC/UHCP members rallied Monday against the business practices of Prime Healthcare, Inc., the rich, for-profit hospital chain that owns Chino Valley Medical Center and Garden Grove Hospital. We rallied with union construction workers from IBEW Local 11 who are calling on Prime to pay wages in line with area standards on their construction projects at facilities like San Dimas Community Hospital, where the rally was held.
The rally came on the same day that an … Read more
After 8 months of tough negotiations, UFCW members who work at Albertsons, Ralphs and Vons voted to approve a new collective bargaining agreement. The unwavering support of our friends and allies from the community, including labor unions, who joined our fight to support grocery workers, was outstanding. Our heartfelt thanks to United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP)!Read more