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2014 Soccer Tournament

October 12, 2014
Goals Soccer Center 9599 Pinehurst Avenue
South Gate, CA 90280

Food 4 Less/FoodsCo Negotiations Update for Ralphs Members

Food 4 Less/FoodsCo is still insisting on paying less into our benefit fund or pulling out of the trust fund completely, reducing the minimum weekly guarantee for part-time workers, reducing full-time jobs, transferring work to lower paid workers, and freezing newer workers at the min

Secretary-Treasurer John Grant researching

North American Meat Association, Oakland CA
Secretary-Treasurer John Grant researching the original statutory protections for workers against the damaging effects of business monopolies that hurt employees and consumers.  John is reviewing the original 1920 consent decree against monopolist meat packers Swift, Wilson Cudahy & Amour.

Gelson's Members Approve New Contract

Gelson's members voted overwhelmingly to approve a new contract. Thank you for your participation in this important vote.

UFCW Has a Big Day in Southern California & New Members at CVS

Press Associates, Inc. (PAI) – 6/6/2014
May 31 was a big day for the United Food and Commercial Workers in Southern California: Local unionists ratified a new contract with the area's big food chains, and Local 770 passed the 100-store organizing mark at CVS, adding 2,000 members.
The developments were welcome news to Ricardo Icaza, Local 770 president.

Ride for Respect!

National Walmat Leaflet to support Striking Workers!
Los Angeles will be joining the National Leaflet supporting the striking Walmart employees as they speak up at the Walmart Shareholder meeting in Bentonville, Arkansas. 
National Walmart Leaflet to support Striking Walmart Workers
Friday, June 7, 2013 
@ 12 noon-1:30 pm
Crenshaw Walmart
4101 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 

UFCW Local 770 comes out on top! Wins two top-priority races in historic L.A. election

Top Priority Races Win!
  • Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Mayor
  • Prop D, Medical Cannabis Initiative
  • Mike Feuer, City Attorney
  • Curren Price Los Angeles City Council, 9th District
United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 770 won their top-priority races in Los Angeles.  These candidates and proposition will help Local 770 members and the labor movement in championing the rights of working people.

The Los Angeles Times Endorses Prop. D

Los Angeles Times Editorial

Of the three on the ballot, only Measure D will put L.A. on the right road. It deserves a yes vote.

A medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. (Los Angeles Times)

The regulation of medical marijuana in Los Angeles is a mess and has been ever since Proposition 215 was approved by California voters in November 1996.

Prop. D is best of 3 L.A. ballot measures on medical pot: Editorial

By: Los Angeles News Group

The fact there are three initiatives concerning medical marijuana on L.A.'s May 21 ballot is a reminder that the proliferation of dispensaries is a complicated problem with a haze of proposed solutions.

State of California Orders Walmart-Contracted Warehouse to Pay More Than $1 Million in Stolen Wages

ONTARIO, Calif. – The state of California has ordered a Southern California warehouse that processes the merchandise for Walmart and other retailers to pay 865 workers more than $1 million in stolen wages.

The California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement issued the citations Monday, Jan. 28 against Quetico, LLC, a large warehouse complex in Chino, California. Back wages and unpaid overtime total more than $1.1million and in addition the state issued about $200,000 in penalties.

Take Action To Make Change at Walmart

Thousands in Los Angeles Unite in Largest Ever Rally to Stop “Walmartization” of L.A. Jobs

Protestors tell Walmart: “L.A.’s future won’t be bought off!”
In the largest-ever protest against Walmart, thousands of Southland residents marched through L.A.’s Chinatown to call for an end to the “Walmartization” of L.A.

Chinatown residents, community organizations, faith and labor leaders, MUSICIANS TOM MORELLO AND BEN HARPER, CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER DOLORES HUERTA, US CONGRESSWOMAN JUDY CHU, L.A. LABOR LEADER MARIA ELENA DURAZO and union workers stood with Walmart associates and warehouse workers to call on the retailer to change the way it treats workers and communities.

Bid to overturn L.A. pot shop ban qualifies for ballot

Activists seeking to strike down a ban on medical marijuana outlets in Los Angeles saw their challenge qualify for the ballot Monday, dealing a setback to the city's latest attempt at a crackdown.


Marijuana referendum qualifies for city ballot

City Clerk June Lagmay just announced that the proponents of a referendum to undo the Los Angeles City Council ban on medical marijuana outlets submitted enough signatures to force the issue. Or, as Lagmay's office puts it, "has achieved sufficiency."


Putting a lid on L.A.'s pot dispensaries

The Los Angeles City Council first welcomed medical marijuana dispensaries, then tried to regulate them, then tried to ban them. The ban has now been suspended because opponents collected enough signatures to force a ballot referendum to overturn it, leaving the council with this quandary: Should it put the referendum on the ballot and hope to persuade voters to hold fast to a ban (and then figure out a way to enforce it); or should it lift the ban now, obviate the need for the public vote and then get back to the difficult work of drafting an effective and enforceable ordinance that both improves access for the medical patients who were the intended beneficiaries of the original law and protects neighborhoods from over-proliferation of poorly regulated dispensaries?