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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05/06/2020

Thank you!

To our heroes on the frontline, Thank You. #NationalNursesDay #1u #ThankYouNurses

You may be familiar with #GivingTuesday,  a nonprofit fundraising day which happens around Thanksgiving every year. Toda...
05/05/2020

You may be familiar with #GivingTuesday, a nonprofit fundraising day which happens around Thanksgiving every year. Today has been designated #GivingTuesdayNow, as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. It is an opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity - to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and heal.

In the labor movement, we live and breathe solidarity. We understand that our collective voice and action gives us strength. That is why for #GivingTuesdayNow, we are asking you to consider giving to our nonprofit partner, Labor Community Services, in any capacity - whether it be a donation or volunteering. They have been at the forefront of making sure workers in need are receiving the resources they need. Since the pandemic started, they have organized over a dozen food drives across Los Angeles County that have fed over 30,000 working families!

You can make a gift to their COVID-19 relief fund or sign up to volunteer for future COVID-19 relief efforts here: https://lcs-la.org/take-action

05/05/2020

Mark Ramos, President of UFCW Local 1428 said it best, “This is about workers taking care of workers.”
Thank you to President Mark Ramos, UFCW 1428, and all of the volunteers who came out to our food distribution last Friday 🍗🍗🥬. With your help, we fed almost 3000 families in one day. ✊🏽#UnionStrong #Solidarity #1u

On #MayDay2020, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO with LA Fed President Ron Herrera stood with Amazon Work...
05/04/2020

On #MayDay2020, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO with LA Fed President Ron Herrera stood with Amazon Worker Alliance- LA and Amazon workers at the Hawthorne facility in their fight for safety for themselves, their families, and the community.

“We’re seeing workers fighting back when the companies are deciding that they want to go back to work and they’re willin...
05/04/2020
Labor unions are on the front lines of seeking worker protections

“We’re seeing workers fighting back when the companies are deciding that they want to go back to work and they’re willing to risk their workers’ lives,” said Kate Bronfenbrenner, director of labor education research at Cornell University. “It seems like there’s no path to turn to in government, so who will they turn to? So they’re turning to unions.” (via NBC News)

As other U.S. workers stage protests, labor unions are seeking to balance the need to save jobs with the need to protect workers.

05/02/2020
#MayDay2020 #ClapForWorkers

From us at the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, we #ClapForWorkers on #MayDay2020. Essential workers, we stand with you! ✊

The Los Angeles Labor Movement stands with workers in every industry and of every background, regardless of immigration ...
05/01/2020
Coronavirus energizes the labor movement. Can it last?

The Los Angeles Labor Movement stands with workers in every industry and of every background, regardless of immigration status or union membership. As we celebrate #MayDay2020, let's recommit our efforts for economic and social change!

“Even before the pandemic, workers were living on the edge financially,” said Ron Herrera, president of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, which represents 800,000 union members. “This crisis has been the glue for workers to come together, blue-collar and white-collar, not just union members. It sounds corny, but we’re moving towards a worker rebellion.”

The COVID-19 pandemic is unleashing a wave of labor unrest harnessing front-line workers' fear and anger across California and the nation.

The May Day March has long been the symbol in Los Angeles of our fight for immigrant and worker rights. On May Day’s 20t...
05/01/2020

The May Day March has long been the symbol in Los Angeles of our fight for immigrant and worker rights. On May Day’s 20th anniversary, we recognize that much work remains, and we recommit to the struggle.

At a time when the entire nation is coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, immigrants and workers in health services, warehouses and grocery stores are the essential workers keeping the country’s economy afloat even as Congress leaves them out of crucial stimulus relief funding. They are fighting the disease on the front lines and keeping this country going.

Join us in applauding our essential workers and change your Facebook frame for #MayDay2020 here: https://www.facebook.com/profilepicframes/?selected_overlay_id=234091121162908

Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
05/01/2020

Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO's cover photo
05/01/2020

Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO's cover photo

04/30/2020
Webinar: Immigrant Rights In The Time Of COVID-19

For this week's COVID-19 resource webinar, hosted by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO and Labor Community Services, we have invited Tanya Broder (Senior Attorney, National Immigration Law Center) and Miriam Mesa (Director of Education and Community Outreach, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights) to discuss immigrant rights in the time of COVID-19. This is a bilingual webinar.

Topics include:

-Health care and nutrition for immigrants under the new COVID laws
-Immigrants’ eligibility for health care, nutrition, and cash assistance programs in California
-Public charge and other barriers that affect access to benefit programs
-State Relief Program announced by the governor.
-Mayor's Fund Program.
-Worker's Protections in California, including State Disability Insurance, Paid Sick Leave, Paid Family Leave, and Workers Compensation.
-Federal Economic Stimulus Check during the COVID-19 crisis.

04/30/2020
Amazon Worker Alliance- LA

Incredibly useful information from our community partners at UCLA Labor Center, Ford & Wallach, and St. John's Well Child and Family Center.

Has there been a positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) case at your workplace? Have there been multiple?

We are joined by legal experts Tia Koonse (UCLA Labor Center) and Scott Ford (Ford & Wallach), as well as Mario Chavez (St. John's Well Child and Family Center) for an informative webinar about your rights and resources if you have been exposed to or are working in places with positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in California.

We are covering Unemployment Insurance, Right to Refuse Work, Workers Compensation, Testing Resources, and additional support.

Hosted by Amazon Worker Alliance- LA.

We are here at 2210 W. Olive Avenue, Burbank, CA 91506 right now in partnership with IATSE, Labor Community Services, an...
04/29/2020

We are here at 2210 W. Olive Avenue, Burbank, CA 91506 right now in partnership with IATSE, Labor Community Services, and Los Angeles Regional Food Bank distributing food for workers in need. If you are struggling with food insecurity during this time, please stop by in the next hour!

Thank you to Assemblymember Laura Friedman, Jess Talamantes - Burbank City Council, and Burbank Vice Mayor Bob Frutos for your assistance in helping us provide for as many people as possible. We appreciate your support of working families.

"Truly, the best way to honor the workers who keep this country running isn’t to pay tribute after they’re already dead ...
04/29/2020
The Grim New Relevance of Workers Memorial Day

"Truly, the best way to honor the workers who keep this country running isn’t to pay tribute after they’re already dead and gone. It’s to take care of them while they’re still here. When Mother Jones said, “’Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living,” she wasn’t talking about hand claps or simpering news segments—she was talking about solidarity, supporting our fellow workers, beating back the bosses, taking bread and planting roses. That’s the attitude we need to be taking as we head into May Day and as we bow our heads on Workers Memorial Day. The working class needs to seize the future while we still have time to live it." (via The New Republic)

A holiday dedicated to workers injured or killed on the job takes on a darker resonance as work grows more dangerous in a pandemic.

“First off, as union members, we are proud to serve Los Angeles and protect the environment...Every day union members ar...
04/28/2020
Nine essential workers describe what their lives are like during the coronavirus outbreak

“First off, as union members, we are proud to serve Los Angeles and protect the environment...Every day union members are putting ourselves out there on the front line, to not only protect sewers from overflowing and debris going into the ocean, but we are out to continue to maintain the streets. We’re out to continue to maintain the parks. We’re out to continue to maintain all these essential services that many Angelenos take for granted.” - Simboa Wright, wastewater collection worker since 2001 with the city of Los Angeles. (via Los Angeles Times) #UnionStrong

Lines snake through parking lots at grocery stores. Buses carry people to essential jobs.

04/28/2020

Terminated hotel workers joined Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez this morning to share their stories of working for decades in some cases, only to be told if they come back to work after the pandemic ends, they will have to re-apply and start at the bottom – which for many means returning to the life of poverty they worked for decades to escape. They were also joined by Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO President Ron Herrera, and UNITE HERE Local 11 Co-President Kurt Petersen.

On Wednesday, Los Angeles City Council will vote whether to approve Workers Retention and Recall ordinances championed by the Council President that would help maids, janitors and maintenance workers in hospitality businesses, at hotels, the airport and in commercial buildings and venues throughout the City.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will be meeting today to discuss #COVID19 relief measures. The Board of Supe...
04/28/2020

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will be meeting today to discuss #COVID19 relief measures. The Board of Supervisors needs to pass strong Right of Recall and Worker Retention protections! Many workers have been at their jobs for their entire careers. They deserve to come back to work as soon as it is safe to do so. #HealthyLA http://healthyla.org/protect-workers/

04/28/2020
UNITE HERE Local 11

Mayor Eric Garcetti just announced this afternoon that #ServingOurCommunity, an initiative spearheaded by
Hospitality Training Academy of Los Angeles and UNITE HERE Local 11, is on tap to feed LA's housebound seniors in need.

Meet Alejandro, a cook at the JW Marriott who is part of the Serving Our Community initiative which puts laid-off professional cooks back to work to feed housebound seniors in need.

The LA Fed, in collaboration with Labor Community Services, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, and the office of Counci...
04/27/2020

The LA Fed, in collaboration with Labor Community Services, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, and the office of Councilmember Joe Buscaino hosted a food distribution feeding over 2000 families of union members in the Harbor Area. Photo Credit: Armando Arorizo

The LA Fed, in collaboration with Labor Community Services, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, and the office of Councilmember Joe Buscaino hosted a food distribution feeding over 2000 families of union members in the Harbor Area. Photo Credit: Armando Arorizo

It’s time we #ProtectAllWorkers.
04/27/2020

It’s time we #ProtectAllWorkers.

When COVID-19 struck, public sector workers answered the call. Now, it’s congress’s turn. The billionaires got their bailout, workers need one too. #Stimulus4Workers #ProtectAllWorkers

Leaders rise from the Los Angeles labor movement. Congratulations to Chloe Osmer, our former Organizing Director and Chi...
04/25/2020

Leaders rise from the Los Angeles labor movement. Congratulations to Chloe Osmer, our former Organizing Director and Chief of Staff, who has been newly appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom as special assistant to the labor commissioner in the California Labor Commissioner’s Office!

Members of the unions set up for For distribution in San Pedro, California on Wednesday 22 April 2020
04/23/2020

Members of the unions set up for For distribution in San Pedro, California on Wednesday 22 April 2020

The LA Fed, in collaboration with Labor Community Services, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, and Teamsters Port Division hosted a food distribution feeding over 800 families of drivers of the LA Ports.

Photo Credit: Armando Arorizo

04/22/2020

“Tens of thousands of hotel workers, food service workers, airport workers, janitors and security hurads have been laid off or furloughed and are now trying to make ends meet without pay.”

We agree with Mayor Eric Garcetti!

We must support RIGHT TO RECALL and WORKER RETENTION policies!

Call your City Councilmember and urge them to support strong permanent policies to protect working families of Los Angeles.

Right of Recall – Makes sure workers who were laid off can return to their jobs when it is safe for businesses to reopen.

Worker Retention – makes sure workers can return to work even if their workplace changes ownership.

04/21/2020
Bernie Sanders

SAVE THE POSTAL SERVICE: During this public health emergency and horrific pandemic, the Postal Service is needed now more than ever. Join the virtual town hall with the leaders of the country’s major postal unions on how we must act to save the postal system.

SAVE THE POSTAL SERVICE: During this public health emergency and horrific pandemic, the Postal Service is needed now more than ever. Join our virtual town hall with the leaders of the country’s major postal unions on how we must act to save the postal system:

🚨 ACTION ALERT 🚨 The working people of Los Angeles need right of recall and worker retention policies to ensure that wor...
04/21/2020

🚨 ACTION ALERT 🚨
The working people of Los Angeles need right of recall and worker retention policies to ensure that workers still have jobs to go to once it is safe to go back to work. Call your City Councilmember today and urge them to support strong permanent policies to protect working families of Los Angeles. #HealthyLA

✅ Right of Recall – Makes sure workers who were laid off can return to their jobs when it is safe for businesses to reopen.

✅ Worker Retention – makes sure workers can return to work even if their workplace changes ownership.

04/17/2020

We’re out here still at 3650 W Martin Luther King Jr and will be distributing until food runs out! Thank you Labor Community Services, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, and all our volunteers.

Thank you Long Beach residents and everyone who signed petitions, wrote letters, and submit comments to City Council for...
04/17/2020

Thank you Long Beach residents and everyone who signed petitions, wrote letters, and submit comments to City Council for #HealthyLB. On Tuesday, Long Beach City Council took a historic step in support of workers – and we have you to thank for it. The council voted unanimously to direct city staff to come back with a package of ordinances that reflect what you all helped advocate for to protect our community. While this vote only directs city staff to draft policies, this is still a huge victory. We’ll be reaching back out to you once we know when the City Council will vote to enact these policies. We’ll need your help again to make sure what you’ve advocated for becomes law. In the meantime, we can’t thank you enough for making your voice heard.

04/15/2020
Union Food Bank in Monterey Park Today!

Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO and Labor Community Services have teamed up with the Painters and Los Angeles Regional Food Bank for a Food Distribution today. From now until noon, we will be at 1155 Corporate Center Drive, Monterey Park, CA 91754. Open to members of any union!

"Historically, Unions have been the engine that has driven the push for progressive change in the United States that has...
04/14/2020
Union Members are the Heroes on the Frontlines of the Crises

"Historically, Unions have been the engine that has driven the push for progressive change in the United States that has increased protections for working families and created our middle class. Today, the American Labor Movement continues being that driving force. Our members will continue working hard to serve and protect the general public and fight to hold our elected officials accountable to ensure that working families are protected during this ongoing crisis." - Ron Herrera, President of Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

We are currently grappling with one of the most significant challenges in decades. The pandemic of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread…

04/14/2020
Councilmember Rex Richardson

Councilmember Rex Richardson is right! Working people of color are bearing the burden of the COVID-19 crises. It’s time to pass progressive measures to protect ourselves and our communities.

Leave a public comment for the LB City Council meeting today: https://bit.ly/2XBORe8

Urge the LB City Council to pass:

• emergency supplemental sick days
• right of recall and retention for the hospitality and janitorial industry
• and protections for grocery workers

“We need to make sure that essential workers have the protective equipment that they need and the social distancing that they need to be safe” - Councilmember Rex Richardson

#HealthyLB #solidarity

On Monday, the City of Long Beach just released demographic data of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations within our city.

This data reveals a pattern of disproportionate cases and hospitalizations among ethnically diverse communities, particularly African-Americans.

Let’s talk about what it means and where we go from here.

ATTN: Long Beach Residents! Tomorrow, the Long Beach City Council will be voting to take action on the critical worker p...
04/14/2020

ATTN: Long Beach Residents! Tomorrow, the Long Beach City Council will be voting to take action on the critical worker protections that we have all been fighting for. Now let's push our decision-makers to vote in the best interest of workers who need immediate protection! Make your voice heard by sending a letter to the Mayor and Long Beach City Council here: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/worker-protection-letter-council-vote-april-14/ #HealthyLB

Happy Easter! 🐰 🐣
04/12/2020

Happy Easter! 🐰 🐣

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thank you for the food, my family can benefit from. I am a background actor with SAG AFTRA, and generally I am not working a lot, so this will help us out. I hope that there are others who are able to benefit from this advantage. 😃
Ok, it was actually Tuesday, but today's the day LAUSD is observing it.... enjoy!
i found this and thought alot of workers' need this information right now
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Prophylactics should be used properly - Story 1: Mike lives in a rent controlled unit in West Hollywood. His landlord wants to displace him to raise the rent. Mike filed an answer to his eviction in pro per, did not get his notice of trial and lost. He called my cell: "I was given your cell phone by [our mutual friend] ....."). EDN no longer serves the Santa Monica Court. I tried to help remotely but I am on vacation in the Yucatan Pen*sula and connectivity was an issue. He got frustrated with me so I gave him referrals. Giving someone my cellphone after they have lost their case is the equivalent of using contraception after you are pregnant. Too damn late! Solution: Right now type in Stop Gentrification #OnEveryFridge. Join the FB group. Under "Files" find the Tenant Dos and Don'ts and How to find an eviction attorney flyers and distribute both widely. Be a good friend. The flyers are prophylactics. Use them that way.
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New tenants rights Clinic has been added to the Tenant Legal Resources referral list. Please download a copy at #OnEveryFridge "Files" and distribute it widely. If every tenant resisted rent increases above CPI and resisted notices to evict we would stop gentrification in its tracks. And please attend our Annual Event this coming Thursday 9/12/2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/2311685212455408/
A movie “in the soup” with afl cio credits reminds me of the destruction of USA labor unions and USA originated corporations. Billions of dollars for example allegedly given to Toyota airbus Mercedes in the most socially repressive states like Kentucky and Alabama etc. were seen as extortion payments and not incentive as the USA version of chinese and Russian news reported. Unions and corporations have been destroyed or fled. The USA like the movie industry is not as it was. The retaliation of robberies or the exponentiation of prior robberies left USA banking robbed. The remedy is to print more money. I no longer see the US as nothing more than a sort of dooms day existence. I try to make the best of it. When my throat was slit and I was held captive but then escaped I went to a friends house and passed out. I had been starved for days as a hostage while belong drugged and brain cut. I would like to head a federal watchdog agency in banking but I am now labeled criminal and exiled and old. The chicken and matzo balls were in the soup. When I went to drink it in gulps from the bowl my girlfriend noticed my throat was slit. The lie is revealed. The unions were once strong like America. We got washed up long ago. Alcohol was used in conjunction with forced medical procedures and electric shock weapons to subdue the American Corporation and union strength. I was told not to defend against an unstoppable force in top international banking in the USA. It’s the sock strategy. Maybe the soup can’t be restrained by the sock but the unions seem to have been socked as well. The war never ends was sun tzus statement. It seems true. Protect your own. Keep your guard up. Impostors are difficult to discern. Electrical Stunning is not remembered or detected. Injections are not remembered. It is foolish to drink alcohol as it is placed there by those who do not know many of us have been altered in warfare and can’t process it to the liver before the brain. In the soup.