It's going to be a lot tougher for L.A. politicians to wage their war on pot shops when dispensary workers belong to the same unions that City Hall is in bed with.
United Food and Commercial Workers -- and UFCW Local 770, in particular -- has decided to take medical-marijuana dispensary workers und ... More >>
Updated with reporting and photos from Weekly reporter Steve La, at the Andaz.
Workers of Unite Here Local 11 hotel workers union began picketing the trendy and tony Andaz at 4 this morning, as a work stoppage starts there over "staff cuts, reduced hours, and excessive injury rates," accordin ... More >>
Medical marijuana workers affiliated with a pot-business school Oaksterdam University, which has a Los Angeles outpost, and employees at several other Bay Area-based cannabis businesses have voted to join the UFCW Local 5. It appears to be a first for California's medical marijuana industry.
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Bob Aquino must feel a little besieged these days. Not only has the Los Angeles city employees union he heads been the target of membership raids by a rival union, but now his members find themselves on the municipal chopping block as the first municipal employees facing layoff notices.
The story h ... More >>
Yesterday's filing deadline to fill Hilda Solis' Congressional seat for the largely San Gabriel Valley 32nd District found a dozen candidates in the running. Three of them are sacrificial Republicans, plus one Libertarian, but the bulk are Democrats. The two frontrunners are Judy Chu, currently a me ... More >>