Gig companies like Uber, Lyft and Doordash, desperate to avoid providing basic protections and decent pay to drivers, are engaged in an all-out disinformation campaign to defend their illegal business models and kill legislation that would protect workers. We can’t possibly provide flexibility AND treat our workers with dignity and respect, they say.
California’s wildfires may continue to worsen, but our ability to protect ourselves from their worst impacts doesn’t have to. That was the goal in mind behind a new regulation, adopted last week, to better protect outdoor workers from wildfire smoke-related hazards.
Brother Alfred "Al" Kalous passed away on July 24th, 2019 He was 81 years old. Al was obligated into membership on February 23, 1974, making him a 45 year member of Local 728. His brother and ours, Ken Kalous, passed away in 2015.
Central Labor Council Report
Los Angeles County Federation meeting of July 15th
Many new representatives were sworn in for the second month in a row. Next month’s class will be so large, instead of the traditional reading of the names, a four-page list was shown to the delegates on the big screen at the Hall. This bodes well for union strength and unity in Los Angeles County.