L.A. County Federation of Labor Report 10-17-16

Los Angeles County Federation of Labor- 10-17-2016
Rev Francisco Garcia gave the invocation. New members were sworn in.
CNA (nurses) has a strike sanction to picket Antelope Valley Hospital.
JJJ, HHH, Prop55, Measure M, Hillary Clinton, and Janice Hahn and Katherine
Barger are on the Fed list for this election.
Rusty Hicks reported on the stakes in the election. He wants issues first and
candidates second. Good jobs for families. Rusty asked - who do you want to
choose the new Supreme Court? He spoke about the need to make trips and
phone calls to battleground states to help with the election. He said you need
bodies and money to win campaigns. They hope to get 2-3% turnout of each
local to volunteer. He wants to reduce mass incarceration, build respect for
public sector workers, fight the deportation of workers and the exportation of
jobs. The HHH would help the homeless. Prop 55 would continue taxes on the
wealthy for schools. Measure M would produce about 250,000 direct and
indirect jobs. 75 people went to Vegas last weekend to talk to swing state
voters in Nevada. More trips are planned. They are communicating through
local newspapers, social and digital content, and mailers on slates of voting.
Rusty is going to compile a three year plan at the start of the year to outline the
goals of the Fed.
Oct 21 noon The Building Trades unions have taken in 30 previously
incarcerated individuals into the Fed's Reentry Preapprenticeship program.
They are attending a 12 week boot camp toward joining the building trades
unions' apprentice programs. Graduation in Fe dParking lot.
Derek Sure was elected to replace the exiting 5th vice president. He is from .
the county deputy sheriff union.
The County Fed is looking for Phone Bank volunteers Monday-
Thursday evenings 5-8 pm until the election. They are also looking for people
to knock on doors and talk to people. Contact Karla
Salazar [email protected]
Voter registration at the convention center for new citizens. Show up at the
convention center at 9 am tomorrow (Tuesday) HELP!
CNA (nurses) support Prop 61 to drive down drug costs
The SOFA, Society of Financial Awareness offers free seminars on financial
literacy and workshops to groups to educate the community. info
: [email protected] http://sofausa.org
The AFL CIO is looking for organizations to support the Build Better LA
campaign. Info@ www.buildbetterla.org
AFL -CIO Labor Community services has help for union members in need.
Utilities, rent, groceries. info: www.laborcommunityservicesla.org
Medicare for all wants you to check out and contribute to their plan to extend
health coverage to the 15 million Americans who still lack
coverage. Www.peoplessummit.org
The LA Young Workers Committee meeting is the last Tuesday of the month at
the Fed. Check the website.
Labor studies classes on workplace safety, worker rights, collective
bargaining and union messaging etc. available at LA Trade Tech. info at
http:college.lattc.edu/laborcenter or (213) 763-7129. Classes like labor in
cinema. I believe the IA has a program to help with tuition and fees. Ask
Patrick. Other financial aid also available.
COPE endorsements are given to candidates based on their support for
organized labor and its issues. The County Fed has interviewed candidates for
upcoming elections for Congress, State Senate, State Assembly, Municipalities,
Judicial, and Supervisorial jobs and reviewed when possible their voting
records on labor and labor issues. Those who they feel are friends of workers
are given a COPE endorsement. For the list of endorsed candidates and
propositions: http://launionaflcio.org/endorsement . Be aware that Labor
endorsements are based on jobs, not environmental or tax costs.
Labor411 has a listing of American union made goods and services. Check
out www.labor411foundation.org
Labor Leadership training seminars for seniors at county fed. Please call the fed
if you are interested in attending.
CARA California Alliance for Retired Americans invite retirees to join. CARA
is endorsing propositions based on the needs of the senior community.
Upcoming events:
Oct 30 9-1pm Prairie Ave Chatsworth NALC walk for 25th Congressional
district to get rid of Steve Knight.
November 11 8:30 am- Veterans Day Breakfast at LA Trade Tech
RSVP [email protected] or 213.381.5611
Nov 15 6:30 pm Miguel Contreras Foundation Gala at Union Station. Provides
legal advice on immigration.
Nov 19 Homewalk for Homeless Vets. If anyone is interested in putting
together a fundraising team from the local to participate in Homewalk, the
November 5k run/walk United Way fundraiser to help homeless vets.
Exposition Park Exposition Park Drive Los Angeles 90037 Contact Margarita
Chavez at [email protected] or (213) 985-1987 for info on organizing
a team.
OCT 27 3 pm Roundtable with Assembly Leader Tony Thurmond at the Fed
Jan 4 8 am MLK Day breakfast Bonaventure Hotel, Downtown LA



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