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.
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.
Elected officials, clergy, labor unions, and community members will rally on Monday, March 22 in Downtown Los Angeles in support of the unionizing efforts of the Alabama Amazon workers and calling attention to the ever growing union busting industry and culture used to suppress workers rights across the nation.
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.
Public sector essential workers who provide care to Los Angeles’ most vulnerable populations – including registered nurses, social workers and other essential workers – are launching a day-long PPE and humanitarian aid donation drive for the latest surge of migrants stranded at the US-Mexico border near the Chaparral Port of Entry.
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.
Rideshare and delivery drivers with Mobile Workers Alliance, in partnership with driver groups from 15 countries, will participate in a Global Day of Action this Wednesday in direct response to the draft directive on gig worker rights by the European Commission.
TODAY, February 23, the children of health care and frontline essential workers and members of the Service Employees International Union, will come together to urge the Biden-Harris administration to reunite families and free the children and women who are currently in immigration detention. On the call, children and youth will share their stories and talk about why they believe that all families should be welcome, safe, and free in America.
Los Angeles rideshare and delivery drivers for companies like Uber, Lyft, and Postmates are rallying at the DTLA Lyft hub to protest the inadequate response from their employers to the COVID-19 pandemic and gig companies’ refusals to abide by local safety ordinances. The protest will include a socially-distanced mobile car wash and rally, where drivers will distribute masks and cleaning supplies and sanitize their vehicles with the help of union car wash workers.
Students, community members, clergy, and labor allies will lead a car caravan through South Los Angeles to the USC Department of Public Safety (USC-DPS) to hold a press conference demanding the university take immediate steps to abolish the USC police force and reinvest those funds in expanding scholarships for low-income students.