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USC Shuttle Drivers & Dispatchers: We Have Ratified Our New Contract
May 20, 2024
It’s official: We, the Shuttle Drivers and Dispatchers of USC, have voted to approve our new contract! As we all know, we endured nearly ten months of labor law violations by USC management. Last week, we came very close to striking as commencement ceremonies started. But, at the last minute, … Read More
It’s time to ratify our DWP Tentative Agreement!
May 3, 2024
It has been a long time coming but we’ve reached a Tentative Agreement with LA City DWP. This TA has NO TAKEAWAYS and has starting raises of 8.5% for 2022 with back pay. Your elected bargaining team believes this is the best deal to bring to workers for ratification and recommends a … Read More
Did You See the LA City Raise on Your Check?
Did you see it on your paycheck? That’s right, the 1st of our 2 across-the-board 2024 salary increases kicked in this week. Our raise arrives on the heels of the LA City Council unanimously voting to approve our new MOU last month. We fought for these raises with tooth and nail. We forced … Read More
LA City Council Unanimously Approves our MOU!
April 18, 2024
April 17th marks a milestone for every LA city member. The Los Angeles City council unanimously voted to ratify and finalize our 5-year MOU that’s bringing 6% in raises in 2024, and over 22% in raises during the life of our contract. The culmination of our landmark contract fight is a … Read More
211 LA County: Send in your Bargaining Team Nominations and Bargaining Surveys!
April 9, 2024
Contract bargaining may officially start in the Fall but we’re preparing now. That means the time has come to put together our 211 LA County Bargaining Team. Are you interested in being part of the Bargaining Team? If so, Bargaining Team Nominations are now being accepted. All you have to do … Read More
Monthly Retiree Committee Meeting – April 9th 2024 in person and via Zoom
April 2, 2024
JOIN US IN PERSON OR VIRTUALLY! We’re meeting in person or virtually via Zoom for our next Retiree Committee monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 9th. The meeting is from 10:00am to 12:00pm (noon). Please join us! We’ll be discussing events that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health … Read More
Elya Kazaryan case VICTORIOUS: Social worker reinstated with FOUR YEARS OF BACK PAY
March 27, 2024
We have exciting news to share. It’s one with a very happy ending – and one which involves someone I know personally because I represented her in her very first investigatory meeting. Four years ago, one of our own fellow Social Workers – Elya Kazaryan – was unjustly terminated by … Read More
PHOTOS – Occidental College Student Workers March on Campus President, Demand Union Recognition to Join SEIU 721
March 25, 2024
Occidental College student workers and allies marched to campus President Harry J. Elam Jr.’s office on Friday, March 22, to demand that he sign a pledge committing the college to voluntarily recognize their union through a card check process. The student workers — who are resident advisors, baristas, tour guides, … Read More
An update on our progress at the LA County Aging & Disabilities Dept.
March 8, 2024
We marched on the boss back in June 2023. We met one-on-one with Dr. Laura Trejo – Director of LA County’s Aging & Disabilities Dept. – back in November 2023. We escalated our issues directly to the Board of Supervisors at their meeting on Feb. 6, 2024. And we repeated … Read More
We Ratified our LA City Contract!
February 20, 2024
The results are in! LAPMA has concluded their vote count and we’re proud to announce that we overwhelmingly ratified our LA city successor contract. The vote results conclude a contract fight for the ages. We began this journey almost a year ago and we never gave up. We forced the … Read More