Protest at Best Western Golden Sails Hotel (tags)
Employees of Best Western Golden Sails Hotel protest together with Unite Here Local 11 group and 100 Long Beach residents in response of Hotel's immoral practices.
Occupy Long Beach Strikes at Walmart on Black Friday, November 23, 2012 (tags)
Occupy Long Beach Strikes at Walmart in Down town Long beach in solidarity with Walmart employees. The protest ended in two arrests.
San Diego Mayoral Candidates Address Queer Community (tags)
When this year's major candidates for Mayor of San Diego — City Councilmember Carl DeMaio, County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher and Congressmember Bob Filner — addressed the Queer community March 28, the irony that gripped the room was that the two openly Queer candidates, DeMaio and Dumanis, were running to the right of the non-Queer Fletcher and Filner. DeMaio, who in other contexts has said he wants to be "the Scott Walker of San Diego," dominated the event with his anti-labor pension "reform" proposal and his refusal to acknowledge the leadership of San Diego's Queer community even though he is Queer himself.
“Paradise Plundered” Takes Aim at San Diego’s Political Culture (tags)
Once upon a time, San Diego had a reputation for being an efficiently governed city whose taxes were low -- and so was its level of services, especially to working-class and lower-income people. Today the level of services is even lower and the city is so wretchedly governed the New York Times called it "Enron by the Sea." What happened is explained in the new book "Paradise Plundered," whose co-author, Vladimir Kogan, came to the Hillcrest Town Council October 11 and talked about the city's infamous pension crisis.
Over 1,000 Turn Out in San Diego to Support Wisconsin Workers (tags)
Over 1,000 people turned out for a rally outside the San Diego County Administrative Center February 26 at noon to support Wisconsin's unionized public workers against the threat by Governor Scott Walker and the Republican majority in the state legislature to pass a bill essentially eliminating the right of the state's public employees to unionize and bargain collectively. A wide range of speakers, including union activists, community leaders and elected officials, said that if Walker's bill and similar ones in other states pass, it will essentially mark the end of the American middle class. The rally was part of a nationwide mobilization, and many of those who braved the cold and the rain to attend mentioned that the protesters in Wisconsin itself are sleeping out in the cold and snow in weather far worse than that in San Diego.
Aguirre, Frye Debate San Diego's Prop. D at Queer Democratic Club (tags)
The campaign over Proposition D — an attempt to raise the sales tax in San Diego one-half cent to avoid draconian cuts in police, fire and other city services — has made strange bedfellows. Former city attorney Mike Aguirre, an otherwise progressive Democrat, has made common cause with Right-wing talk radio hosts and anti-tax zealots in opposing the measure. He and progressive City Councilmember Donna Frye debated Prop. D at the September 23 meeting of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club — which overwhelmingly voted to endorse the measure.
Dangerous conditions at Kaiser Baldwin Park reported to Dept. of Health, OSHA, JCAHO (tags)
Despite 2003 shooting, management refuses to take basic steps to protect employees from outsider who threatened their lives
Mayor Villaraigosa accepts bribes for jobs (tags)
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa appointed Ed Boks as the Director of Animal Services even though Boks had been fired from his two previous jobs for poor performance. After many, many mistakes and costly lawsuits the Mayor continued to stand by his appointment. Ultimately City Council made a motion of "no confidence" in Ed Boks' leadership in 2009 and demanded that he be fired. Finally Boks was forced to resign. Why did the Mayor appoint Ed Boks, a man with no college education and a bad track record? It seems a local billionaire offered Villaraigosa $10,000,000 if he would hire Boks, and the Mayor accepted.
Furlough? Hell No! Cutback? Fight back! UCR Walkout (tags)
In one of the largest campus-based demonstrations in recent memory, UCR students, faculty, and staff joined together to protest tuition hikes and the budget cuts that are prompting furloughs and bad-faith bargaining with UC workers' unions.
Angeles National Forest (tags)
The possibility that the National Parks Service would take over control of the Angeles National Forest is examined in some detail, with rumors and nothing confirmed.
Police File Restraining Order Against U.S. Marine 9/11 Truther (tags)
Pomona CA police have filed a broad restraining order against an anti war activist.
California workers express concerns about Rite Aid management at shareholder meeting (tags)
On December 2, a representative from Lancaster, CA met with Rite Aid CEO Mary Sammons at a special shareholder meeting in New York City.
LA IATSE 44 Tops Cover Up In Downey Studio Worker Contamination-Local Pays $775,000 In (tags)
Theatrical Stage Employees that developed long term, debilitating illnesses while working at Downey Studios This Section is about The Theatrical Stage Employees that have become Injured or Profoundly Ill while working on location at Downey Landing's Downey Studios in Downey, California. In this section you will be able to review a great deal of the material, including having the opportunity to view medical documentation. LA IATSE 44 Tops Cover Up In Downey Studio Worker Contamination-Local Pays $775,000 In Cover-up Deal
Laguna Beach Contractor Sued By State For Employee Rip-off (tags)
According to the AG “Interwall employed a sophisticated and heartless scheme, involving multiple businesses, to cheat its employees out of overtime and mandatory break periods
LA School District Not Paying Salaries (tags)
For 11 months now, some 48,000 to 78,000 employees of the Los Angeles School District have not been paid due to computer problems. This is sufficient grounds for a strike, despite the lies of the school district. The school district has breached the labor contract with the teachers and all other school employees and thus all the labor contracts have ended, making a strike legal.
Workers' Rights Violated by One of L.A.'s Largest Real Estate Developers (tags)
Lawsuit Filed Against Thomas Gilmore and Associates
Animal Activist NOT GUILTY (tags)
Media Alert! (Here's some accurate information regarding recent raids and repression against AR activists)
Labor Rights Activists Picket in Garment District (tags)
LOS ANGELES, March 19, 2006 – The colorful Santee Alley in the downtown fashion district where small storeowners compete for business and shoppers hunt for bargains is always a lively scene on weekends. But, this weekend it got a little more lively as activists for workers rights picketed one of the small shops on Santee Alley.
Hilton Workers Fight for a Better Future (tags)
After just over a year of secret underground organizing, workers at downtown Glendale Hilton hotel make their campaign for better working conditions and union recognition public.
Wed. 5/25: Thousands of Teachers, Parents, Students Rally to Stop Schwazenegger (tags)
WHAT: The Los Angeles rally is timed to coincide with another huge rally at the Capitol in Sacramento protests Governor Schwazenegger's broken promises tp to schools, his attacks on working people and his special election petition campaign that would waste $80 millon. There will be a special tribute to labor leader Miguel Contreras, who past away earlier this month. WHEN: Wednesday, May 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles (6th and Olive St.)
Wednes. May 25: LA Mass Mobilization to Stop Schwazenegger (tags)
WHAT: Action Day Wednesday, May 25 Mobilization in Los Angeles Action to coincide with a mass demonstration at the Capitol in Sacramento to stop the Governor Schwazenegger and his special election petition campaign that would ruin public education. WHEN: May 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles (5th and Olive St.)
Los Angeles Critical Mass Rides Through Vons (tags)
While the corporations refuse to back down, autonomous actions by small groups are becoming more and more necessary.
Vons Strike Continues -- Pacific Coast Highway (tags)
On January 16, employees on strike from Vons and Ralphs were picketing in front of the Vons on Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades.
Be sure to check out all the photos from this story! They are posted on Indybay.org.
225 UGSOA Members are Voting to Stop Dues Payments to UGSOA (tags)
225 LOCAL 52 UGSOA MEMBERS WILL SOON VOTE TO STOP THE PAYMENT OF DUES TO UGSOA PRESIDENT JIM (THE RAT ) VISSAR
Updates on Los Angeles Supermarket Workers' Strike! (tags)
The Role of Women & Asian Pacific Islanders In This Important Labor Struggle By: Lee Siu Hin October 25, 2003 Photo: Diana Truong-Davis Picket capitan from Vons supermarket, with CA assembly women Judy Chu during the Ahmabra Von's Supermarket rally, organized by APALA and CA assembly women Judy Chu on Oct 23.
ANSWER LA Wants You to Support Striking and Locked Out Grocery Workers (tags)
Join ANSWER LA's COMMUNITY ACTION PROJECT to SUPPORT LABOR (CAPSL)!
Wal-Mart's benefits come under fire (tags)
Sally Lieber, D-San Jose, points to Wal-Mart employee hand-outs about social services like Medicaid, food stamps and temporary assistance as proof that the retailer uses state and federal tax dollars to supplement "poverty" level wages and benefits.
DONT SHOP AT RALPHS, VONS, OR ALBERTSONS UNTIL THE STRIKE IS OVER! (tags)
SEIU DISCRIMINATES AGAINST ITS OWN EMPLOYEES (tags)
WE FOUGHT BACK AGAINST SEIU AND WON... OTHER SEIU EMPLOYEES HAVE FILED THEIR LAWSUITS WITH ATTORNEY JOHN W. BILLHORN 773- 404-1710.
Long Beach City Manager Attacks Union Before Captive Audience of Library Employees (tags)
Long Beach bureaucrats show up at meeting of library employees, tell them they have to rescind small payraise City agreed to in contract because "the people" demand it.