CALIFORNIA TEAMSTERS HOLD AMAZON ACCOUNTABLE

This article originally appeared on the Teamsters blog.  California Teamsters are joining with elected officials to lead a crackdown on Amazon’s disreputable practices, halting the global behemoth in its efforts to exploit workers and communities all in the name of even higher corporate profits for itself. In the latest action this week, a California Assembly […]

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“We stand on the shoulders of giants, change-makers whose legacy continues to create opportunities:” Q&A with Executive Director of the Orange County Labor Federation Gloria Alvarado

On the last day of of Women’s History Month, we close out our series highlighting trailblazing California women making history in the labor movement with our final feature: Executive Director of the Orange County Labor Federation, Gloria Alvarado! What are your biggest challenges and accomplishments you’ve faced while in labor? I believe the biggest challenges […]

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“Unions need to be a force for equalizing fair treatment and directly taking on harassment:” Q&A with San Diego Building Trades’ Leader Carol Kim

In the final week of Women’s History Month, we continue to highlight trailblazing California women making history in the labor movement right now! Today we feature San Diego Building and Construction Trades Council leader Carol Kim. Q: How did you first become involved in worker advocacy? A: I came to it through politics, actually. While […]

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The Female Trailblazers of California Labor: Julie Lind, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the San Mateo Labor Council

Despite being underrepresented in labor’s leadership, Women are strengthening their unions by taking more prominent roles. We’re continuing our celebration of Women’s History Month by highlighting some of the female trailblazers across California who are making an impact across the labor movement, and what they are doing to empower California workers. Julie Lind, the Executive […]

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The Female Trailblazers of California Labor: Liz Ortega, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Alameda Labor Council

Throughout history, women have taken prominent roles in the labor movement to strengthen their unions but have been underrepresented in leadership. That’s changing. This month we are celebrating Women’s History Month by highlighting some of the female trailblazers across California who are making an impact across the labor movement, and what they are doing to […]

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Beyond Chron: Fred Ross Jr.’s Remarkable Organizing Legacy

6 Key Lessons for Organizers After fifty years, Fred Ross Jr. (hereafter “Ross”) has retired from fulltime paid organizing. Ross’s organizing history may be unparalleled today. He has recruited countless organizers, engaging many in campaigns for over forty years. Ross’s legacy offers important lessons for organizers that is particularly needed today. Ross Jr.’s Organizing History […]

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The Fight for $20 and a Union: Another California Minimum Wage Earthquake?

This story originally appeared in Beyond Chron on Jan. 24, 2022 California is the epicenter for a nationwide grassroots movement to raise the wage floor for American workers. On January 1st, the state set $15 an hour as the floor for large employers and $14 an hour for small ones (rising to $15 for all in 2023). […]

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This Month, Let’s Link Black History to Black Futures

Black History Month 2022 begins as the rights of working people are under continuous attack. While we have made tremendous progress towards equality in some respects, white supremacy and racist economic systems have perpetuated or evolved other attacks to try and keep this country from fulfilling its promise of liberty and justice for all. We […]

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