Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO Founded in 1885, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO is the chartered Central Labor Council (CLC) of the AFL-CIO in Los Angeles County. It is the second largest in the country, representing over 300 unions and over 800,000 workers.
Founded in 1885, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO is the chartered Central Labor Council (CLC) of the AFL-CIO in Los Angeles County and is the second largest in the country, representing over 300 unions and over 800,000 workers.
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"As of March, Google had more temporary workers than full-time employees — 121,000 temps and contractors and 102,000 f...
08/06/2019
Senators Urge Google to Give Temporary Workers Full-Time Status

"As of March, Google had more temporary workers than full-time employees — 121,000 temps and contractors and 102,000 full-timers, according to company data viewed by The New York Times...The senators pushed for a number of changes to how the company treats temps and contractors, including moving them to full-time status after six months as well as equalizing their wages and benefits with permanent staff." (via The New York Times) #workersrights

Temps and contractors outnumber permanent employees at the company, allowing it to maintain labor flexibility and save money.

A great article showcasing the work of one of our Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO affiliates, KIWA, and ...
08/05/2019
Column: The workers who make Korean barbecue possible deserve better

A great article showcasing the work of one of our Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO affiliates, KIWA, and the impact they have had advocating for workers in our community.

"KIWA was formed in 1992 to address the exploitation of Korean and Latino workers in Koreatown. Today the group works on a broad platform of issues that affect Koreatown, including immigration reform, affordable housing and workers’ rights." (via Los Angeles Times)

Columnist Frank Shyong takes a look at all the labor that goes into a single meal of Korean barbecue.

Our union brothers and sisters from Teamsters, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, CHIRLA, CES, LA FED, AFL-CIO, and community members cam...
08/02/2019

Our union brothers and sisters from Teamsters, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, CHIRLA, CES, LA FED, AFL-CIO, and community members came out to rally with UFCW 770 in support of fair wages, healthcare, respect, and good jobs for grocery workers. The rallies were held 07/30/19-08/01/19 at Ralphs grocery stores in Studio City, Los Angeles, and Pasadena.

Action Alert: Candlelight Vigil advocating for safe and proper patient care held by our union family of California Nurse...
08/01/2019

Action Alert: Candlelight Vigil advocating for safe and proper patient care held by our union family of California Nurses Association and the Caregivers and Healthcare Employees Union
When: Friday, August 2 | 7 p.m.
Where: San Gabriel Valley Medical Center
438 W. Las Tunas Dr., San Gabriel, CA 91776

Check out this piece by University Council-American Federation of Teachers Local 1990 Vice-President Daniel Schoorl on h...
08/01/2019
UC-AFT Local 1990: Reinvigorated Post-Janus - LA Fed

Check out this piece by University Council-American Federation of Teachers Local 1990 Vice-President Daniel Schoorl on his union becoming stronger than ever after the Janus decision through organizing and member participation. #unionstrong #solidarity #organize #resist #1u

by Daniel Schrool, Vice-President, UC-AFT Local 1990  Like most Unions, we knew the impact of the Janus V. AFSCME decision and braced for the worst. But unlike the apocalyptic narrative given by the media, our union, the University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT), is reinvigora...

07/31/2019
07/30/2019

Rallying here today outside Ralphs in Studio City with UFCW770 and other community members supporting grocery workers! #UnionStrong #solidarity #1u

Come out to rally this week with UFCW770 and the community to protect good jobs and support grocery workers! Tomorrow's ...
07/30/2019

Come out to rally this week with UFCW770 and the community to protect good jobs and support grocery workers! Tomorrow's will be at the Ralphs in Studio City. More information at https://bit.ly/2OjnbI8

"It’s important to remember that though the pay scale for professional athletes is often above what most people can fa...
07/29/2019
Female Athletes Are Using Labor Tactics to Try to Get Equal Pay

"It’s important to remember that though the pay scale for professional athletes is often above what most people can fathom, they are still workers; they can have greedy bosses, workplace safety issues, and be mistreated or underpaid compared with their peers...But contract disputes are fundamentally different for female athletes, who face structural barriers to undoing the unfair pay system. It’s no wonder some teams are taking action and channeling the spirit of labor militancy to get the job done." (via Teen Vogue) #workersrights #EqualPayNow #1u

"Direct action gets the goods."

CSEA's Southern California representatives and the LA Fed came together for an all-day training to collaborate on buildi...
07/29/2019

CSEA's Southern California representatives and the LA Fed came together for an all-day training to collaborate on building member power! #solidarity #UnionStrong #1u

"The asymmetry in information, fragmented nature of the workforce and fear of retaliation make it possible for companies...
07/29/2019
DoorDash's about-face on tipping shows customers have more clout than workers

"The asymmetry in information, fragmented nature of the workforce and fear of retaliation make it possible for companies like DoorDash and Amazon.com to implement questionable labor practices like these, often without significant pushback." (via Los Angeles Times)

DoorDash abandons tip-skimming policy, heeding customers, not workers.

Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO is here today with California School Employees Association (CSEA)’s So...
07/26/2019

Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO is here today with California School Employees Association (CSEA)’s Southern California representatives collaborating on organizing! ✊ #UnionStrong #1u

SEIU 721 Retiree Committee invites you to its Union Member Car Show and Retiree Reunion. Come out and enjoy a beautiful ...
07/26/2019
SEIU 721 Member Car Show and Retiree Reunion -Los Angeles

SEIU 721 Retiree Committee invites you to its Union Member Car Show and Retiree Reunion. Come out and enjoy a beautiful Sunday afternoon and check out some of the baddest cars, trucks and bikes that your union brothers and sisters have to offer! Food trucks, music, and bounce houses for the kids!

The SEIU 721 Retiree Committee Presents Union Member Car Show and Retiree Reunion Sunday, August 18, 2019 10:00am - 3:00pm SHATTO LOT 1545 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90017 SEIU 721 Retiree Committee invites you to its Union Member Car Show and Retiree Reunion. Come out and enjoy a beautiful Sund...

Grocery workers are fighting for a new contract and their livelihoods. Their corporate employers want to slash wages, he...
07/25/2019

Grocery workers are fighting for a new contract and their livelihoods. Their corporate employers want to slash wages, healthcare, and overtime.

Stand with grocery workers to protect good jobs and good stores!

Join UFCW770, L.A. unions, and the community for rallies at three Ralphs grocery stores across Los Angeles County next week. Click here for locations and times: https://bit.ly/2OjnbI8

"It is time for California to convert many of those in the gig economy from misidentified independent contractors to emp...
07/24/2019
Uber and Lyft drivers run their own businesses? Give me a break

"It is time for California to convert many of those in the gig economy from misidentified independent contractors to employees with corresponding legal protections and the social safety net we provide all workers." (via CNN) #workersrights #AB5

Whether Uber and Lyft drivers and other gig workers should be treated as independent contractors or regular workers, with full rights, is now front and center, especially in California.

“Some may think that unions are a thing of the past, but as reports pile up on how young workers are going to need to ...
07/23/2019
Why Younger Generations Are Embracing Labor Unions

“Some may think that unions are a thing of the past, but as reports pile up on how young workers are going to need to work themselves into exhaustion just to put food on the table, joining a union remains the best way for millennials to reap the kind of economic security their parents and grandparents had,” Alexandra Catsoulis wrote for the California Labor Federation." (via Rewire)

Young adults have a unique opportunity to contribute to labor unions and, in turn, contribute to change in many different sectors.

The Miguel Contreras Foundation is hiring a Director of Operations! The Director of Operations oversees finance and admi...
07/22/2019
Director of Operations, Miguel Contreras Foundation - LA Fed

The Miguel Contreras Foundation is hiring a Director of Operations! The Director of Operations oversees finance and administrative/operations management systems.

The Miguel Contreras Foundation, a program partner of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, is a 501c(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to empower working Angelenos – especially immigrants and communities of color – by advancing greater equity through access to good quality jobs and livable communities.

ABOUT US: The Miguel Contreras Foundation, a program partner of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, is a 501c(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to empower working Angelenos – especially immigrants and communities of color – by advancing greater equity through access to good qua...

"BuzzFeed has agreed to voluntarily recognize its union, ending months of negotiations between management and employees,...
07/19/2019
BuzzFeed Reaches Agreement to Voluntarily Recognize Union

"BuzzFeed has agreed to voluntarily recognize its union, ending months of negotiations between management and employees, according to a person familiar with the matter. BuzzFeed News employees walked off the job last month to push for union recognition, citing mismanagement, pay disparities and job cuts." (via Bloomberg) #UnionStrong #1u

BuzzFeed Inc. has agreed to voluntarily recognize its union, ending months of negotiations between management and employees, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Why are we even considering someone who sides with corporations over working Americans? "Mr. Scalia has a long record of...
07/19/2019
Trump to Nominate Eugene Scalia for Labor Secretary Job

Why are we even considering someone who sides with corporations over working Americans?

"Mr. Scalia has a long record of representing Walmart and other companies that pushed back against unions and tougher labor laws." (via The New York Times)

Mr. Scalia, the son of Antonin Scalia who worked in the Bush administration, is expected to bring a pro-business approach and stability to the Labor Department.

We applaud the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the #RaiseTheWage Act of 2019! Now it's time for the Senate to ...
07/18/2019
House Votes to Raise Federal Minimum Wage to $15

We applaud the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the #RaiseTheWage Act of 2019! Now it's time for the Senate to follow suit. #workersrights

"The bill would more than double the federal minimum wage, which is $7.25 an hour — about $15,000 a year for someone working 40 hours a week, or about $10,000 less than the federal poverty level for a family of four. It has not been raised since 2009, the longest time the country has gone without a minimum-wage increase since it was established 1938...Raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2025 will pull 1.3 million American out of poverty and could result in wage increases for up to 27 million workers, according to a recent Congressional Budget Office analysis." (via The New York Times)

The House approved a bill to more than double the federal minimum wage of $7.25, a level that has not risen since 2009. Its prospects are dim in the Senate.

A huge victory for the farmworkers of New York! #workersrights"The legislation, known as the Farmworkers Fair Labor Prac...
07/17/2019
New York enacts long-stalled law providing farm workers with basic job protections

A huge victory for the farmworkers of New York! #workersrights

"The legislation, known as the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act Farm, affords farm employees in New York the right to unionize, collect overtime pay and take at least one day off per week." (via New York Daily News)

The legislation, known as the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act Farm, affords farm employees in New York the right to unionize, collect overtime pay and take at least one day off per week.

Excited to see the great union organizing work of Johnnie McDow, a Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO Organ...
07/16/2019
Janus + 1: Unions Battle Back a Year Later | Capital & Main

Excited to see the great union organizing work of Johnnie McDow, a Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO Organizing Institute Graduate, featured in Capital & Main. Johnnie's leadership in educating workers has been key to building member power.

"When McDow first began educating other employees about the Janus decision and its ramifications, he was astonished to learn that many of his colleagues were unaware they were not union members—when they hired on, they agreed to pay agency fees and thought they were union dues. When he broke down the ramifications of Janus, many signed up union." (via Capital & Main)

#UnionStrong #solidarity

In the face of a landmark Supreme Court ruling, public-sector unions are creating new strategies to survive -- and in many cases, to grow.

On #PrimeDay, Amazon.com paid no taxes last year; that’s less than its own employees. It’s one of the largest compan...
07/16/2019

On #PrimeDay, Amazon.com paid no taxes last year; that’s less than its own employees. It’s one of the largest companies on the planet. But many Amazon.com workers work full-time and still can’t afford to make ends meet.

We were at Whole Foods in Downtown L.A. to demand that Amazon stops using its immense power to exploit immigrants and wo...
07/15/2019

We were at Whole Foods in Downtown L.A. to demand that Amazon stops using its immense power to exploit immigrants and workers alike for profit. The Fair Workweek LA coalition delivered a letter to Whole Foods in solidarity with striking Amazon workers in Shakopee, Minnesota, and also presented over 270,000 petition signatures demanding Amazon cut ties with DHS and ICE. #NoTechForICE #AmazonStrike #PrimeDayAmazon

07/15/2019

Today, we were at Whole Foods Market in DTLA to demand that Amazon.com stops using its immense power to exploit immigrants and workers alike for profit. The Fair Workweek Los Angeles coalition delivered a letter to Whole Foods today in solidarity with striking Amazon workers in Shakopee, Minnesota, and also presented over 270,000 petition signatures demanding Amazon cut ties with DHS and ICE. #NoTechForICE #AmazonStrike #PrimeDayAmazon

07/09/2019
Let's give a big hand to David Matanga on his recent appointment to the Montebello Civil Service Commission. David is a ...
07/09/2019

Let's give a big hand to David Matanga on his recent appointment to the Montebello Civil Service Commission.

David is a graduate of Cohort #2 of our Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) and a proud member of SEIU Local 1000

Thinking of running for office or just interested in politics? Join CLA Cohort #5 beginning September 14. Click the link below to register.

https://thelafed.org/events/civic-leadership-academy-fall-2019/

#UnionStrong #1u #solidarity #leadership #WorkerPower

07/08/2019

Kindergarten Teacher and UTLA member Beth Clark tells us how her union is stronger since the attack on workers one year ago. #Janus #Solidarity #UnionStrong #WorkerPower

Happy Independence Day from the Labor Unions of Los Angeles. Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!
07/04/2019

Happy Independence Day from the Labor Unions of Los Angeles. Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!

07/02/2019
LA Federation of Labor Endorses Potential Grocery Strike

We stand with the Grocery Workers of UFCW! One job should be enough! #solidarity #FoodFight #UnionStrong

The supermarket workers are asking for higher pay and health benefits. Conan Nolan reports for NBC4 News at 4 p.m. Monday, July 1, 2019.

07/02/2019

Over 100 delegates representing more than 30 unions, unanimously recommended a strike sanction to the LA Fed Executive Board and threw their support for the potential economic actions against Ralph’s, Vons, and Albertsons #Solidarity #Organize #Food #UnionStrong #FoodFight #onejobshouldbeenough

07/01/2019

#MovementMonday Ana Meni, City of Carson employee and President of AFSCME Local 809 tells us how her union is now stronger after the anti-worker Janus decision that came down one year ago. #UnionStrong #solidarity #1u #Organize

“Just because big employers got a Supreme Court that would do their bidding doesn’t mean they got their way,” said...
06/29/2019
One Year After Janus: Unions Stronger Than Ever - LA Fed

“Just because big employers got a Supreme Court that would do their bidding doesn’t mean they got their way,” said Rusty Hicks, President of the Los Angeles Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. “The labor movement saw Janus coming from a mile away, we connected, and we prevailed. In workplace after workplace across L.A. County, workers spoke to each other about what they had to gain and what they had to lose. They chose to earn higher wages, to protect their benefits and to keep their workplaces safer. Most importantly, they chose to organize.”

#Janus #UnionStrong #Solidarity #1u #Workers #Union

Just one year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling, undermining over four decades of precedent, in what can only be described as anti-worker and anti-union. But what was said to be the nail in the coffin for labor, quickly turned into a rally point with public sector unions shifting their eff...

This is #solidarity "In an open letter to Wayfair management that was shared on Twitter, the protesters said they learne...
06/26/2019
Wayfair workers in Maine to join walkout over sales to migrant detention centers

This is #solidarity

"In an open letter to Wayfair management that was shared on Twitter, the protesters said they learned Wayfair had sold over $200,000 worth of bedroom furniture to BCFS, a Texas-based nonprofit government contractor that manages migrant detention camps along the southern U.S. border.

A group of employees who oppose the treatment of migrants in such facilities disseminated a protest letter asking the company to stop doing business with detention facility contractors. The group said the letter garnered over 500 employee signatures.

'The United States government and its contractors are responsible for the detention and mistreatment of hundreds of thousands of migrants seeking asylum in our country – we want that to end,” the letter says. “We also want to be sure that Wayfair has no part in enabling, supporting or profiting from this practice.'"

#WayfairWalkout

The planned walkout on Wednesday is in response to the company selling over $200,000 worth of bedroom furniture to an agency that manages detention centers along the U.S. border.

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