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Rideshare Drivers, Union Form Alliance in Support of AB5
September 5, 2019
Over 100 Uber and Lyft drivers formed a caravan on August 25, embarking on a three day trip to Sacramento in support of AB5, a bill that would redefine independent contractor status in California.  Members of two unions, the Mobile Workers Alliance and Gig Workers Rising, joined the drivers; the group also stopping to rally at Uber headquarters in San Francisco and returning home on August 28. ... read more »
Black Workers, Labor Unions and Justice
March 21, 2019
For Black unionists, labor reforms, like those in education, law enforcement and politics, are more rhetoric than reality.  ... read more »
Nation’s Largest Long-Term Care Union Welcome April Verrett As Its New President
January 10, 2019
The members of SEIU (Service Employees International Union) Local 2015, the nation’s largest long-term care union representing over 385,000 home care and nursing home workers throughout California, are celebrating the new year with the start of April Verrett as their President.    ... read more »
NATION’S LARGEST LONG TERM CARE UNION WELCOMES APRIL VERRETT AS ITS NEW PRESIDENT
January 8, 2019
The members of SEIU (Service Employees International Union) Local 2015, the nation’s largest long term care union representing over 385,000 home care and nursing home workers throughout California, are celebrating the new year with the start of April Verrett as their President. ... read more »
Will a New Consumer Bureau Director Heed the Agency’s Mission?
December 20, 2018
In her first news conference as a Senate-confirmed Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Kathleen Kraninger’s remarks sounded a lot like Mick Mulvaney, her former boss at the Office of Budget and Management (OMB). ... read more »
Laphonza Butler Announces Planned Departure From SEIU
October 25, 2018
This week Laphonza Butler, president of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 2015 and a Vice President of SEIU International, announced she will be leaving the organization at year’s end. ... read more »
Laphonza Butler President of SEIU Local 2015, Appointed Budget Director to University of California Board of Regents
August 8, 2018
SACRAMENTO, CALIF – .Gov. Jerry Brown appointed the head of California’s largest union and three others Monday to the University of California Board of Regents, which sets tuition and other policy for the university system. ... read more »
Laphonza Butler Discusses Black Women’s Equal Pay Day for Fortune Magazine
August 7, 2018
Today, August 7th, is ... . This means that black women had to work all of 2017 and this far into 2018 to make as much as white men made in 2017 alone. ... read more »
Healthcare Workers in Watts Poised to Strike If Contract Negotiations Fail 
May 17, 2018
Workers at the Watts Health Center have authorized a strike if further negotiations with management fall through.  ... read more »
UNIONS STILL LOSING GROUND AND BLACKS HARDEST HIT
June 29, 2017
Organized labor is practically a shell of what it once was and regaining that strength is now a matter of urgent necessity. But Black unionists’ concerns are not a significant part of organized labors’ deliberations on regaining influence or real reform. For Black unionists, labor reform, in the public or private sectors, is mostly rhetoric not reality. ... read more »
California union reaches deal with state government
December 8, 2016
If workers ratify the deal, it would bring to a close contentious negotiations that led to a strike threat and allegations of bad-faith bargaining. ... read more »
Black Employees File Formal Complaint Against California Department of Education
January 20, 2016
Dr. Shirley Thornton, a retired educator and colonel in the United States Army Reserves, remembers reaching a “glass ceiling” when she tried to advance to a senior level position at the California Department of Education (CDE). ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee endorses Kamala Harris
December 10, 2015
Attorney General Kamala Harris, candidate for U.S. Senate in California, has received the endorsement of the Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee (CBCPAC). CBCPAC works to increase the number of African Americans in the U.S. ... read more »
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