On the eve of Thanksgiving, grocery store workers at 7 El Super stores went ON STRIKE over Unfair Labor Practices! The workers, represented by UFCW, have been working without a fair, new contract since September 2013.
Join them on for an EMERGENCY RALLY TODAY at 11AM!
Today, November 25 at 11 am
El Super Grocery Store
1301 East Gage Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90001
More about the Contract Fight at El Super:
In the face of Court Action and an NLRB trial, the Company returned to the table in August of this year, after over a year and half absence. They returned, however, to engage in bad faith bargaining in violation of Federal law. El Super has refused to respond to repeated requests for information critical to “good faith” negotiations, on issues including health benefits, sick leave and seniority and has unlawfully failed to process its unionized workers’ grievances. El Super’s parent company - Mexico-based Grupo Comercial Chedraui - made over $100 million in 2014 profits. It can easily afford to operate as a responsible business. Instead, El Super has delayed and denied justice to its largely immigrant workforce for over two years. For more details click here
Judge: Con-way Violated Rights of Workers in Los Angeles
November 19, 2015
Con-way Freight, Inc. violated the rights of workers who were trying to form their union with the Teamsters and must re-hire two workers it unlawfully fired during the organizing campaign, among other remedies, an administrative law judge with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled.
“By instructing employees not to wear union insignia, threatening employees for supporting the Union, filing criminal charges against an employee, suspending employees, and terminating employees because they supported the Union, the Respondent has engaged in unfair labor practices…,” Administrative Judge Eleanor Laws wrote in her decision.
The workers at Con-way’s Los Angeles terminal were trying to join Local 63. The company must cease its illegal activities, reinstate the two fired workers and pay them back wages and benefits, and take other steps. To Read the Decision, Click Here.
On the front line of the fight to end the misclassification/wage theft scheme are the professional truck drivers at our nation’s largest port complex – the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Over $500 billion in goods per year flow through these ports, yet the men and women who haul these containers on and off the docks to nearby rail yards, distribution centers, and warehouses are frequently toiling below minimum wage.
Economic retaliation against drivers – mostly in the form of reduced work – has left drivers with little choice but to escalate their demand for employee rights by publicly speaking out and by striking.
Next week between October 26 - 30, join them in this fight by volunteering for 8-hour picket line shifts starting at 6 a.m., 1 p.m., and 8 p.m.
Strike Volunteer Dispatch Center:
Teamsters Local 848
3888 Cherry Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Please join El Super grocery workers, and their community allies for a mass mobilization to El Super’s corporate headquarters in Paramount, CA on Wednesday, October 28. The action will be done in support of El Super workers’ struggle to win respect and a fair union contract - which has entered its third year.
These workers have courageously stood together to win basic, "industry-standard" improvements in their working conditions. They are seeking enough paid sick days so they are not forced to handle their community’s food while sick, more guaranteed hours so their paychecks translate into a decent living standard, better pay, and above all, the company’s respect.
WE NEED TO KEEP THE PRESSURE ON EL SUPER TO WIN RESPECT AND A FAIR CONTRACT!!!
DETAILS: What: Mass Mobilization to El Super (Bodega Latina Corp) Corporate Headquarters When: Wednesday, October 28, at 1:00 p.m. Where: El Super
14601 Lakewood Blvd
Paramount, CA 90723
Walk With Us Tomorrow!
The Raise the Wage campaign is built on hard-working people. Real people.
We won a $15 raise in LA by signing up more than 100,000 supporters. We’re going to win a $15 minimum wage in Pasadena the exact same way.
We’re up against millionaires and big businesses who want to keep poverty wages in place so they can line their pockets. They have tremendous resources.
But we have something they don't: You.
And nothing can compare to human interaction, a face-to-face conversation, and a promise from one person to another. Please spend an hour with us tomorrow, October 24, for a Pasadena canvass to raise the wage. We’re going to have fun and we’re going to make a real difference. Click here to RSVP, and for more information contact Imelda Padilla at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DETAILS: What: Canvass to Raise the Wage in Pasadena When: Saturday, October 24, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Where: The Flintridge Center
236 West Mountain St. #106
Pasadena, CA 91103
Jobs to Move America is applying for the LA2050 Grants Challenge. The program’s Modern Rosies Project will create opportunities for women in LA by increasing recruitment, training, hiring and support for women in manufacturing; and by promoting equity and safety programs for women in LA's transit manufacturing industry.
Your online vote for the Modern Rosies Project could lead to Jobs to Move America being awarded $100,000 to partner with local educational institutions and training programs to create manufacturing jobs for women in LA!
Please help them create these opportunities for Modern Rosies, like Lilla Wallace, pictured above. Lilla was born and raised in Los Angeles. She now works as a cleaning specialist at a railcar refurbishment facility in Los Angeles. Lilla says that "Women Can Build means that if we put our mind to it, we can build anything."
Warehouse workers at California Cartage have continued to face intimidation by management for speaking up against unfair labor practices, wage theft, and unsafe working conditions at the Port of LA.
No one should ever be silenced by their employer. Join the Warehouse Worker Resource Center next Thursday as they demand justice and respect for warehouse workers!
DETAILS: What: Rally for Good and Safe Jobs When: Thursday, October 29, at 3:30 p.m. Where: Corner of W. Pacific Coast Hwy and River Ave.,
Long Beach, CA 90813
(street parking around 1765 Judson Ave., Long Beach, CA 90813)
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To schedule an appointment with the Pension (ONLY) field representative from the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust please call Local 952 at (714) 740-6200. A pension representative comes to Local 952 every Thursday of the month from 9:00am to 4:00pm. If you wish to contact the pension department directly, please call one of the above numbers or visit www.nwadmin.com.