Posts Tagged as "Unions"

Wage Theft Still at Large, Truck Drivers Say

Apr. 1, 2015 / By
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Imagine working long days and not coming home with enough money to support your family. This is the reality for more than 50,000 misclassified port truck drivers nationwide.

Not Just a Teenager’s Job: Why Childcare Providers Are Unionizing

Aug. 5, 2014 / By
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Tonia McMillian has been a childcare provider for over 20 years. After struggling with the problem-ridden industry for years, she now works with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to help her fellow childcare providers get the legal protections they need...

Southern California Port Truck Drivers Allege Labor Exploitation

Mar. 17, 2014 / By
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Koream Journal, News Report, James S. Kim, Posted: Mar 16, 2014
Chung K. Shin was technically never an employee at the port trucking company where he regularly hauled goods out of the Long Beach and Los Angeles ports for two years...

Why Workers Are Striking: Prosperity Hasn’t Trickled Down

Dec. 20, 2013 / By
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New America Media, Commentary, Li Lovett

In my teens I’d never delivered the paper, flipped a burger, or worked at Walmart...

Celebrate: Hyatt Hotel Workers Unionize in Long Beach!

Apr. 19, 2013 / By
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From a newsletter sent by the LB Coalition for Good Jobs and a Healthy Community

Last week, a four year boycott of the Hyatt Regency Long Beach officially ended when workers voted to have Unite Here Local 11 represent them as a bargaining unit within both Hyatt Regency Long Beach and Hyatt the Pike Long Beach. ..

Long Invisible, Domestic Workers in CA Are Stepping Out of the Shadows

Aug. 13, 2012 / By
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New America Media, Video, Cliff Parker, Jacob Simas // Op-ed: Robert Rooks, NAACP

Fifteen years ago, my graduate school instructor posed a series of questions that still guide me to this day:

If you found yourself in a time warp and living in the Jim Crow era south, would you say and do nothing, as many people did?..

“Carwasheros” Cleaning Up L.A.’s Carwash Industry

Jul. 21, 2012 / By
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New America Media, Video, Jacob Simas, Posted: Jul 19, 2012

The Los Angeles area is notorious for the plethora of cars that clog its roads and highways...

Huerta Reflects On The Union She Helped Create

May. 26, 2012 / By
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BAKERSFIELD– The United Farm Workers  celebrated its 50th Anniversary at the Rabobank Convention Center on May 18 to May 20...

Getting Back To Work: Mayor Bob Foster

Dec. 8, 2011 / By
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“Getting Back To Work: A Summit on Job Creation in Long Beach” was organized to facilitate a conversation on responsible job creation in Long Beach...

Eye-Witness to the Cruel Conditions in Tobacco Farm Labor Camps

Oct. 28, 2011 / By
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Brenda Loya in AFL-CIO Media Affairs sends us this from North Carolina, where she is on a fact-finding trip to witness the brutal conditions endured by tobacco workers...