The current situation with the Coronavirus has hit Los Angeles, leaving many in our community concerned and confused. As announcements stream in about emergency procedures and canceled events, we assure you that the Los Angeles Labor Movement is working around the clock to ensure our members are protected.
We would like to thank our brave union members on the frontlines, such as our healthcare workers, janitors, and hospitality workers, for keeping Los Angeles safe and running smoothly.
The brand new California State law that defines who can be employed as a sub-contractor and who must be paid as an company employee is still under judicial challenge, yet the greedy corporations funding those legal challenges are not waiting for a court based legal outcome.
AB 5 is the most important state law in decades to address widespread inequality by raising wages for workers and holding corporations accountable. Rather than comply with the law to provide workers with basic protections and economic security, big corporations embarked on a spending frenzy to overturn it.
After two years of negotiations, only when 32 union machinists and 10 electricians at Mondelēz’ Portland Nabisco bakery started preparing for a strike did the company give them an acceptable offer. On Feb.