Media Advisory for Wed., Sept. 29, 2021 — 100s of Essential Union Workers to Descend on LA County DPSS HQ to Demand a More Human Approach to Client Service

Chanting slogans such as “More Care, Less Stress in DPSS” and “Don’t Crush our Human Touch,” the workers who reliably ensure that tens of thousands of Los Angeles County’s most vulnerable people remain connected to critical social services such as food, emergency housing, healthcare and counseling – including during the pandemic, when such services are so direly needed – will demand a halt to recent policies that dehumanize client care.

Media Advisory for Mon., June 28, 2021 — LA County’s Essential Worker Heroes to Confront Board of Supervisors for Failing Workforce Throughout COVID-19 Pandemic

The workforce that put their lives on the line to keep Los Angeles County functional throughout the entire COVID-19 pandemic will hold a press conference Monday to demand answers from the Board of Supervisors for their inadequate response to the COVID-19 pandemic – including lack of protective and telework equipment for the county’s frontline employees as well as paltry compensation being offered to a workforce that, just months ago, elected officials and top county managers hailed as “heroes.”

Media Advisory for Tues., June 15, 2021 – Rideshare Drivers Across California to Hold “State of the Gig Economy” Address with State Lawmakers As Gig Companies Flail Toward Uncertain Future

On the heels of reports of rampant tax evasion, rising costs and worker shortages, repeal of driver-friendly featuresand attempts to export the failed promises of Prop 22 across the country,California drivers and elected officials will lift the veil on current working conditions for gig workers in advance of Lyft’s annual … Read More

Media Advisory for Tues., May 25, 2021 — As Uber Re-Opens Physical Presences in SF and LA, Gig Workers Are Set to Rally Against the Broken Promises of Prop 22

As pandemic restrictions loosen, drivers who bore the brunt of pandemic healthcare impacts to rally at new Uber offices. Recent data spotlights the precarious situation drivers find themselves in, as 86% of surveyed workers find themselves ineligible for healthcare stipend and 29% of surveyed workers report having no health insurance at all.

Media Advisory for Thurs., Apr. 29, 2021 — CA Gig Economy Workers to Blow Whistle on Broken Prop 22 Healthcare Promises; Survey Shows 86% Ineligible

86% of Drivers Surveyed Likely to be Deemed Ineligible for Promised Prop 22 Health Stipend; Drivers Report Barriers, Mass Confusion Over Process and Inadequate Explanation from Gig Companies CALIFORNIA – Rideshare and delivery drivers will be exposing the broken promises of Prop 22, using survey data collected from more than 500 California gig workers in a virtual … Read More

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.