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California Kaiser Permanente Workers Authorize Strike, Hospital Decries Process

California Kaiser Permanente Workers Authorize Strike, Hospital Decries Process

By City News Service Kaiser Permanente workers in Southern California and across the state voted overwhelmingly to authorize their union to call a strike if a labor contract cannot be reached, but Kaiser officials accused the union of tainting the vote by using “misleading” ballot language. According to the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West […]

Southern California grocery store workers authorize a strike

Southern California grocery store workers authorize a strike

By HAILEY MENSIK After months of stalled contract negotiations, grocery workers at Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions and Ralphs stores voted this week to give union leaders the authority to call a strike. Members of seven United Food and Commercial Workers union locals, covering Southern California and a swath of Central California, voted overwhelmingly to allow a strike, […]

SHOUTING FROM THE ROOFTOPS: Billboard at 6th and Beaudry, near LA Unified HQ.

SHOUTING FROM THE ROOFTOPS: Billboard at 6th and Beaudry, near LA Unified HQ.

LOS ANGELES—As 30,000 teachers walked out of Los Angeles classrooms, a coalition of education reform groups is offering teachers an alternative: leave the teachers union. Billboards around the Los Angeles Unified School District encourage teachers to learn their rights – including the right to exit their union. The signs read, “Teachers: Tired of union politics? […]

The Los Angeles Teacher Strike is a Battle of Democrats Versus Democrats

The Los Angeles Teacher Strike is a Battle of Democrats Versus Democrats

Neetu Chandak | Education and Politics Reporter The Los Angeles teacher strike is turning out be a battle among Democrats. American Federation for Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten, a Democrat, called out former Education Secretary Arne Duncan for not supporting the teacher strike, according to the Washington Post. Hey @arneduncan, why is it that when it […]

This is How the Lost Angeles Teacher Strike Compares to Others

This is How the Lost Angeles Teacher Strike Compares to Others

Neetu Chandak | Education and Politics Reporter Los Angeles Unified School District teachers walked out of classes after negotiations with the United Teachers Los Angeles union were not met. The union is demanding smaller class sizes and increased pay among other initiatives. The Los Angeles strike is part of a string of strikes seen in […]

Los Angeles | Parents Stuck Between LAUSD and Teachers Union as Strike Looms

Los Angeles | Parents Stuck Between LAUSD and Teachers Union as Strike Looms

By Debra Tash The  L.A. Unified Unified School District, the largest public school district in the nation in terms of the number of students, is on course for a head on collision with the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA).  From LA School Report: “As L.A. Unified and its teachers union ratchet up preparations for what is […]

Hollywood writers overwhelmingly approve strike

Hollywood writers overwhelmingly approve strike

LOS ANGELES, April 26, 2017 – Members of the Writers Guild of America have authorized a strike should contract talks with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers fail. A strike could start as early as May 2 if issues are not resolved by a May 1 deadline. The WGA said 96.3% of its […]

20K California Janitors Prepare To Strike In Cities Across The State

20K California Janitors Prepare To Strike In Cities Across The State

California janitors are expected to unite in a massive strike Saturday against commercial businesses from across the state in a bid to get better wages and working conditions. The janitors plan to strike over wages and a range of workplace complaints alleged against several major service companies. The massive protest has already received support from […]

SEIU: Strike averted at JFK–Delta caves to Union demands

SEIU: Strike averted at JFK–Delta caves to Union demands

Strike averted as Delta’s subcontracted airport security officers, baggage handlers and wheelchair agree to deal with Aviation Safeguards– NEW YORK (July 22, 2015) – The 1,200 Aviation Safeguards workers who were planning a potentially crippling strike beginning at 10:00 pm Wednesday July 22nd 2015 will report to their posts as usual after the company agreed […]

SEIU: Union to strike at JFK–Potential to snarl air traffic

SEIU: Union to strike at JFK–Potential to snarl air traffic

Delta’s subcontracted airport security officers, baggage handlers and wheelchair attendants voted to strike at LaGuardia and JFK airports in what will be the largest airport worker strike in recent history. Starting Wednesday July 22, 10:00 p.m. at  JFK Airport, Terminal 7 arrivals.   Airport workers subcontracted out to Delta will put up a picket line and […]

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