Press Release for Wed., Apr. 14, 2021 — Strike Averted as Essential Healthcare Workers at Watts Health Center Declare Victory for Public Health and Patient Safety; Workers to Hold Rally and Press Conference Wednesday

Watts Health Center employees, who were gearing up for an historic Unfair Labor Practice strike to protect public health and patient safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic, reached a tentative agreement this evening, beating back the most severe proposed rate increases to family healthcare coverage and securing investment in the frontline health services they provide. Their impressive victory comes after months of on-the-ground organizing by frontline workers, patients, community leaders, and elected officials.


Media Advisory for Wed., Apr. 14, 2021 — Essential Healthcare Workers at Watts Health Center to Walk Off the Job on Strike to Protect Public Health Amid Amazon-Style Union-Busting Tactics from Flagship South LA Clinic

Watts Health Center employees are set to walk off the job Wednesday morning in an historic Unfair Labor Practice strike to protect public health and patient safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Their escalation comes after allegations of rampant law-breaking on the part of Watts Health Center, including threats to employees, surveillance of union activity, and denying union staff access to frontline workers.


Media Advisory for Thurs., Apr. 8, 2021 — Watts Health Center Workers Launch Informational Picket Line, With Strike Looming

Essential healthcare workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic among some of South LA’s most vulnerable populations will be conducting an informational picket in the runup to their planned Unfair Labor Practice Strike on April 14th, 2021. Their escalation comes after months of alleged labor law violations by Watts Health Center management, including threats to employees, surveillance of union activity, and denying union staff access to frontline workers.


Press Release for Thurs., Apr. 1, 2021 — Watts Health Center Workers Announce Strike to Protect Public Health Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Workers on the frontlines of South LA’s COVID-19 response delivered their 10-day strike notice to Watts Health Center (WHC) management today, April 1st. (PHOTOS) Their bold action comes after allegations that Watts has engaged in repeated labor law violations, including harassment and threats of employees, surveillance of union activity, and denying union staff access to frontline workers.


Media Advisory for Thurs., Apr. 1, 2021 – Watts Health Center Workers to Announce Intent to Strike to Protect Public Health Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Workers on the frontlines of South LA’s COVID-19 response will deliver their 10-day strike notice to Watts Health Center management this Thursday, April 1st. Their bold action comes after allegations that Watts has engaged in repeated labor law violations, including harassment and threats of employees, surveillance of union activity, and denying union staff access to frontline workers.



Media Advisory for Thursday, March 11, 2021 – Car Caravan for Immigrants’ Rights on President Biden’s 50th Day in Office

On President Joe Biden’s 50th day in office, a coalition of essential workers, immigrant rights advocates, and community leaders are leading a car caravan from McArthur Park to Downtown Los Angeles’ Metropolitan Detention Center to demand the reunification of migrant children with their parents, an end to the separation of families by Federal authorities, and to create a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.



Media Advisory for Thurs., Feb. 25 – 1000 Strong Coalition Will Address Decision by LA Board of Public Works Around Workforce Equity Pilot Program

On Friday, February 26, 2021, the 1000 Strong Coalition (Los Angeles Black Worker Center, SEIU Local 721, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, UCLA Labor Center, and AFSCME District Council 36) will hold a press conference at the steps of Los Angeles City Hall to respond to the decision by the Los Angeles Board of Public Works on a motion to move forward with a “Workforce Equity Demonstration” pilot program, to be introduced during their bi-weekly meeting.