Occidental College Undergrad Workers Go Union

Capital and Main

Occidental College student workers have voted to join SEIU Local 721, allowing approximately 1,000 undergraduate workers — baristas, resident advisers, tutors, translators, lifeguards, and researchers among them — to collectively bargain with the private liberal arts college in northeast Los Angeles.

Housing Advocates Submit More Than 410K Signatures for Homeless Initiative

The San Fernando Sun

The coalition — including more than 80 organizations such as the L.A. County Federation of Labor, California Community Foundation, United Way of Greater Los Angeles, Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council, SEIU 721, among others — worked together to draft, qualify, and aim to pass a “bold and new” approach to housing affordability and homelessness, organizers said.