I do not go around asking people if they believe in God. But I frequently ask people if they believe in labor unions. I am genuinely curious about how people around me think about collective bargaining in workplaces. How do people who work for a living, or who have at some point worked for
History has long been portrayed as a series of “great men” taking great action to shape the world we live in. In recent decades, however, social historians have focused more on looking at history “from the bottom up,” studying the vital role that working people played in our heritage.
Local 510 represents Bay Area Trade Show and Convention Installers and Exhibit Builders, as well as Outdoor and Commercial Sign Painters and Pictorial workers and our local has existed since March 10, 1900.
Millennials are more pro-union than generations before. Will younger generations of workers lead a resurgence of organized labor?
You may have read any number of stories recently about the conditions at Border Patrol immigrant youth detention centers. I was there and you need to know what I saw. I don’t often reach out to you directly, but I felt that it was important for you to understand what is happening in the name of border protection. As a part of a recent Flores* inspection team, I was allowed to interview immigrant youth detained at a border patrol processing facility in Clint, Texas. After three days of detailed conversations with many detainees, I left feeling disgusted and appalled.
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Four thousand Kaiser Permanente mental health clinicians and health care professionals are set to begin an open-ended strike on June 11, all across California.
In last April’s landmark, unanimous California Supreme Court ruling in the Dynamex case, the court delivered one of the most pro-worker decisions in decades, enshrining a simple A-B-C test that employers must comply with to designate workers as “independent contractors.” The ruling was made necessary by the growing trend of corporations calling workers contractors just so they wouldn’t be on the hook to provide basic protections like unemployment insurance or workers’ compensation. This scheme has workers across many industries living on the edge and is costing taxpayers billions each year.
In response to the ruling, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez introduced AB 5, a bill that would codify this important decision into law and clarify it to provide certainty to employers and workers alike.
Students and parents have come out en masse to join the marches and picket lines of the ongoing teachers strike in Oakland, California. All say that they are trying to save the city’s public school system.
Less than a month into 2019, the teachers of Los Angeles have proven that last year’s wave of collective action isn’t quieting down.