City Workers Picket Across L.A. for One-Day Strike 

From downtown to Los Angeles International Airport, thousands of city workers went on strike on Tuesday, August 8, for a 24-hour work stoppage prompted by what their union believes is a lack of good-faith labor negotiations. 

Karen Pittman Discusses ‘And Just Like That’ and Looming SAG Strike

One of the best reasons to watch “And Just Like That” now in its second season on MAX is to witness actress Karen Pittman’s portrayal of Dr. Nya Wallace. She brings a sense of calm, dignity, and inner strength that makes you wish she had her own show. With her talent, the vastness of New York City, and the complexity of Dr. Nya Wallace, she is more than capable. To provide some context, “And Just Like That” is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Michael Patrick King for HBO Max. It serves as both a revival and a sequel

SEIU 721 Plans Strike Against L.A. County on June 1

 3-Day ULP Strike to Launch June 1 and Impact the LAC+USC Medical Center in Boyle Heights; Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar; Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center in Willowbrook; Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey; Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in West Carson; and High Desert Regional Health Center in Lancaster Nurses, nurse practitioners and other public healthcare professionals who have comprised the frontline of Los Angeles County’s COVID pandemic response will join Union leaders for a press conference at the LAC+USC Medical Center to announce on Thurs., May 26 at 10 a.m. that a three-day Unfair Labor Practice

Fast-Food Workers Strike in Support of Assembly Bill

Fast-food workers held a statewide strike today, staging rallies outside McDonald’s locations in Monterey Park, South Los Angeles and Hollywood as part of a protest against allegedly unsafe working conditions and to demand passage of Assembly Bill 257.

Kaiser Permanente faces strike votes in California, Oregon

More than 24,000 nurses and other health care workers at Kaiser Permanente in California and Oregon have overwhelmingly authorized a strike, threatening to walk out over pay and working conditions strained by the coronavirus pandemic.

Kaiser, one of the nation’s largest health care providers, has proposed a two-tiered wage and benefits system that would give newer employees lower pay and fewer health protections. The unions want Kaiser to abandon that plan. They also want 4% raises for each of the next three years and a commitment to hire more nurses to relieve staffing shortages. Kaiser has offered 1% a year, with additional lump sums, and says it must reduce labor costs to remain competitive.

Compromise Is the Best Solution for Our Kids in Battle Between LAUSD Teachers and Administration

The teacher’s union is threatening to strike because it says current conditions are unbearable. They say teacher’s salaries have not kept up with cost of living increases; over crowded classes with 40 or more students makes quality instruction impossible.  And they say they need more ancillary help: nurses, social workers and librarians in every school.

LAUSD Urges Workers to ‘Avert Strike’

Los Angeles Unified School District officials are asking thousands of service workers to help them avert a strike, one that members of the Service Employees union Local 99 began voting on this week.