L.A. County Federation of Labor
Update:9/26, 10 a.m. On Sunday night, workers voted and approved a new contract, ending an eight-month dispute with Ralphs, Vons, Pavilions and Albertsons. According to insiders, workers will pay $7 a week for health insurance, or $15 per week for a family. The ... More >>
Whatever you do, don't tell them you're a rejectBesides a skimpy check from Obama every month, there are few perks to being unemployed.
Depression. Self-doubt. Existential crisis, underscored by bed sores. And now, according to UCLA researchers, there's an even more degrading downside to goi ... More >>
In an attempt to increase transparency following the recent Bell salary controversy, Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel unveiled on Friday a database of city employee pay rates, making Los Angeles the largest city in the nation to post salaries of their employees online, she says.
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Los Angeles police on Thursday identified a suspect in the shooting death of Matthew Butcher, gunned down during the robbery of an Angeleno Heights pot shop in June. Butcher, who worked at the Higher Path Holistic d ... More >>
Food and pot -- natural allies? Who would have thought? A major labor union this week threw its support behind the November ballot initiative that would decriminalize and tax marijuana. The 200,000-member United Food and Commercial Workers endorsed Prop. 19 on the floor of the California Labo ... More >>
Michael Moore's health-care documentary 'Sicko.'On Thursday KCET's SoCal Connected (8 p.m.) will air an investigation of the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal-OSHA) that found ultra-low fines for on-the-job worker deaths ($350 in once case) and an organization so u ... More >>
If L.A.'s unions feel they have a champion in the form of a single politician, that person is Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Under the Mutual Gains process established by the mayor and organized labor, representatives for nearly 22,000 unionized city employees have been ironing out a plan with the mayo ... More >>
CVS pharmacies are being accused of keeping their Eastside stores' condoms locked up at the same time its Westside outlets have the rubbers on open display. A press released issued by the labor federation Change to Win stated
today that this practice "stigmatizes condoms and condom users," while not ... More >>
At a time when organized labor should be poised to charge into a new activist era with the President they helped elect last November, service-sector unions appear instead to be headed into civil war. After the garment and hotel workers unions merged in 2005 to create UNITE HERE, the two factions a ... More >>
A pair of labor disputes that could have far-reaching effects on the L.A. economy are edging into the spotlight. Tomorrow morning Local 675 of the United Steelworkers of America will seek a strike sanction from the L.A. County Federation of Labor. The union, whose local and national negotiating comm ... More >>
It seems like only yesterday that Andy Stern, who heads the giant Service Employees International Union (nearly two-million members), shocked the labor movement when, in July, 2004, he told the Washington Post's David Broder that both organized labor and the Democratic Party might be better off with ... More >>