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Charter School Operators Charged With Interfering With, Coercing Employees Seeking To Form Union

April 28, 2015 California Teachers Association The employees of Los Angeles’ largest charter school management organization are charging the chain’s management with using coercion and trying to undermine the educators’ right to form a union. Alliance Educators United, an affiliate of United Teachers Los Angeles – CTA’s largest local chapter – has filed charges against…

VIDEO: Food for Thought on Union Fair Share Fees

April 23, 2015 American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Sometimes complex court rulings can best be understood with the simplest of explanations. Thus it is with a new AFSCME video that uses the analogy of friends going to dinner to puncture the logic of a new court challenge to “fair share” fees. In…

Administrative Professionals Week

April 21, 2015 California School Employees Association April 19—25, 2015 Recognize the contributions of school secretaries and other administrative professionals April 19-25. Administrative Professionals Day is April 22. CSEA is proud to represent thousands of administrative professionals in public schools and community colleges. At the school site, these classified employees are the link between parents,…

Labor’s Edge: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Struggle for Economic Justice

January 18,2015 Labor’s Edge, (www.callaborfed.org) by Martin J. Bennett, Unite Here Local 2850  Commemorations on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday tend to portray a moderate civil rights leader who aimed to end segregation and racial discrimination by nonviolent direct action. Often forgotten is his lifelong belief that a “radical restructuring of the architecture of…

SEIU Blog: The Fight for $15 is all of our fight

SEIU Blog – December 5, 2014 This Washington Post headline marked out what was special about Thursday’s fast food strikes, as fast food workers came together with home care, airport and other groups of workers across the nation. It’s not just fast food: The Fight for $15 is for everyone now. After two and a half…

Union Made Candies – Just in time for Halloween!

It’s the sweetest time of the year, and our friends at Labor411.org have provided a handy list to help you pick out your Halloween sweets this year. The union-made candy list is sure to make all your little ghouls and goblins happy, and as for the parents, well, we won’t tell if you save a bag or…

Gov. Brown Signs Landmark Bill to Protect Temp Workers

By Steve Smith, California Labor Federation As Vice President Joe Biden might say, this is a BFD. Last night Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law AB 1897, a landmark bill to curb abuses against temporary workers. The new law simply requires that companies securing workers through labor contractors or temp agencies must take responsibility to…

CLF: Gov. Brown Signs Expanded Film Tax Credit Measure, Protecting CA Jobs

By Steve Smith, California Labor Federation: For generations, film and television production has been a driving force of California’s economy. This iconic industry not only entertains millions around the world every year, it provides hundreds of thousands of good middle-class jobs for California workers. Today in Hollywood, Gov. Jerry Brown, joined by workers, union leaders,…