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McDonald's has reportedly been collecting 'strategic intelligence' on unionizing workers as they fight for a $15 minimum wage

McDonald's workers have been organizing protests calling for higher pay. Reuters/Lucy Nicholson For years, McDonald's has monitored staff campaigning for a $15 wage, according to a new Vice report. This includes tracking employees' social media and monitoring the Fight for $15 group, it reported. McDonald's told Insider that it uses publicly available information "in full compliance with the law." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. McDonald's has reportedly been co...
Tags: Facebook, London, News, Trends, Joe Biden, Minimum Wage, Chicago, Retail, Mcdonald's, Motherboard, SEIU, Biden, Costco, Reuters, McDonald, Economic Policy Institute


LAUSD superintendent believes April 9 reopening still feasible for elementary schools

Los Angeles Unified schools Superintendent Austin Beutner on Monday, Feb. 22, doubled down on his challenge to elected officials to get elementary campuses in the nation’s second-largest school district up and running by April 9, insisting it can be done if vaccines are prioritized for school employees. And in anticipation that a more general school reopening can occur by then, the district will resume providing child care, one-one-one and small group instruction, special education services and ...
Tags: News, Education, Microsoft, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Long Beach, Lausd, SEIU, Disneyland, Local News, Valencia, Gavin Newsom, State, Inglewood, Service Employees International Union Local


Big Labor’s latest attack on worker freedom

The Service Employees International Union is asking the California Supreme Court to overturn the voter-approved Proposition 22. Their effort should be denied. The legal challenge is the latest in a years-long battle over the gig economy and in particular app-based transportation companies in California. Such services have allowed for often much lower-cost transportation than taxi cabs for consumers and lower barriers to entry for people wishing to earn extra income driving people around or deliv...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, California, Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, San Diego, Associated Press, SEIU, California Supreme Court, Gavin Newsom, Legislature, California Legislature, Service Employees International Union


California Democrats take anti-democratic posture

SACRAMENTO – In his first inaugural address in January 1911, California’s progressive Gov. Hiram Johnson detailed a far-reaching “people’s reform program” that would help wrest control of the state’s government from what his contemporaries called “The Octopus” – a reference to muckraker Frank Norris’ 1901 novel about the outsized power of Southern Pacific Railroad. As Norris explained, the Cyclopean sea monster was a “symbol of a vast power, huge, terrible, flinging the echo of its thunder over ...
Tags: California, Opinion, Washington, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, SEIU, Johnson, Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Legislature, AB, Gonzalez, Norris


L.A city employees agree to delay pay raises – to stave off layoffs and furloughs

Los Angeles city officials and unions representing more than 18,000 city employees have struck a deal on Tuesday, Jan. 12, that would delay a pay increases scheduled this year, to avoid layoffs and furloughs for the next five months. The city faces a $675 million shortfall, amid a recession brought on by closures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. In response, city leaders weighed deep cuts, including hundreds of layoffs. Tuesday’s agreement calls for postponing a pair of 2% raises ...
Tags: Health, Business, Budget, News, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, SEIU, Los Angeles Police Department, LA County, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze


LA city employees agree to delay pay raises – to stave off layoffs and furloughs

Los Angeles city officials and unions representing more than 18,000 city employees have struck a deal on Tuesday, Jan. 12, that would delay pay increases scheduled this year, to avoid layoffs and furloughs for the next five months. The city faces a $675 million shortfall, amid a recession brought on by closures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. In response, city leaders weighed deep cuts, including hundreds of layoffs. Tuesday’s agreement calls for postponing a pair of 2% raises sc...
Tags: Health, Business, Budget, News, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, SEIU, Southern California, 288, Los Angeles Police Department, LA County, UCLA School of Dentistry


Gig workers, SEIU file lawsuit alleging Prop 22 is unconstitutional

A group of rideshare drivers in California and the Service Employees International Union filed a lawsuit today alleging Proposition 22 violates California’s constitution. The goal of the suit is to overturn Prop 22, which classifies gig workers as independent contractors in California. The suit, filed in California’s Supreme Court, argues Prop 22 makes it harder for the state’s legislature to create and enforce a workers’ compensation system for gig workers. It also argues Prop 22 violates the r...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Supreme Court, California, Tech, SEIU, Service Employees International Union, Saori Okawa


Gig Workers in California Petition Supreme Court to Overturn Prop 22

The fight to bring full employment protections to gig workers in California seemed all but doomed by November’s passage of Proposition 22—a historically expensive ballot measure funded by Uber, Lyft, and others, which rolled back hard-won rights for app workers in the state. Today, workers revealed they had one last H…Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, Labor, California, SEIU, Uber Lyft, Gig workers, Ab5, Prop 22, Gig Workers in California Petition Supreme Court


LA County’s Hahn requests return of USNS Mercy to help address coronavirus surge

A Los Angeles County supervisor is calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom to push on federal authorities to bring back the USNC Mercy medical ship and its crew as the region prepares for the anticipated coronavirus post-holiday “surge upon a surge.” In a letter to Newsom on Wednesday, Dec. 30, Supervisor Janice Hahn sought the return of the Mercy and its accompanying medical staff to the Port of Los Angeles. The goal would be to bolster staffing and space, which are spread thin in the county as the number...
Tags: News, La, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Port Of Los Angeles, San Diego, SEIU, Ducks, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, San Pedro, Alexander, Los Angeles County, U S Navy, Gilligan


Tentative labor agreement averts strike at three Southern California hospitals

A strike involving nurses and other medical workers at three Southern California hospitals was narrowly averted Saturday when their union and the management company that operates the facilities reached a tentative labor agreement. Workers at Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, Riverside Community Hospital and West Hills Hospital and Medical Center had called a 10-day walkout earlier this week that was scheduled to run Dec. 24 through Jan. 3. The employees, represented by SEIU Lo...
Tags: Business, News, Sport, Hospitals, Soccer, Healthcare, SEIU, Local News, Southern California, Nashville Tenn, Jan, HCA, Medical Center, Labor Unions, Los Robles, Top Stories LADN


Nurses, medical staff to strike at 3 local hospitals

Registered nurses and other healthcare professionals at three area hospitals have called a 10-day unfair labor practice strike, claiming their facilities are understaffed and lacking in adequate COVID-19 protections. Workers at Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, Riverside Community Hospital and West Hills Hospital and Medical Center announced the action Monday following a strike authorization vote that won overwhelming support at each facility. The employees, represented by SEI...
Tags: Business, Sport, Hospitals, Soccer, Healthcare, Union, SEIU, Mcintosh, Local News, Nashville Tenn, Jan, HCA, Medical Center, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE


Nurses, healthcare workers authorize possible strike at 3 area hospitals

Registered nurses and other healthcare professionals at three local hospitals have authorized their bargaining team to call an unfair labor practice strike if deemed necessary, alleging their facilities were “alarmingly unprepared” for the COVID-19 pandemic. Workers at Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, Riverside Community Hospital and West Hills Hospital and Medical Center claim they are grappling with staffing shortages and inadequate COVID-19 safety protections for employees...
Tags: Business, News, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, SEIU, Mcintosh, Local News, Riverside, Nashville Tenn, HCA, Hospital Corporation of America, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


California’s leaders should focus on securing vaccine supplies

California and other states are discussing how to disseminate COVID-19 vaccinations and who will be offered them first. The state’s plan says when California gets its first batch of vaccines that health care workers who interact with patients at acute care, psychiatric and correctional facility hospitals, workers at skilled nursing facilities, paramedics, and workers at dialysis centers will be the ‘tier one’ priorities. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is scheduled to meet on Dec. 10...
Tags: California, Opinion, Senate, Sport, Harvard, Soccer, Gop, Fda, Pfizer, SEIU, Gavin Newsom, U S Food and Drug Administration FDA, China India, Will Trump, California Department of Public Health, AFSCME


Nurses allege understaffing and a lack of adequate COVID-19 protections

Nurses and medical professionals at Los Robles Regional Medical Center and West Hills Hospital and Medical Center picketed Monday, alleging staffing shortages and a lack of COVID-19 safety protections for employees and patients. The workers are represented by SEIU Local 121RN. That includes more than 400 nurses at Los Angeles-based West Hills, 700 nurses and 100 licensed professionals at the Los Robles center in Thousand Oaks and roughly 1,200 nurses at Riverside Community Hospital. Strike auth...
Tags: Business, News, California, Banks, Los Angeles, Sport, Hospital, Soccer, SEIU, Miller, Carter, Riverside, HCA, Medical Center, Los Angeles Daily News, David Crane


The risks and benefits of California’s direct democracy

California’s ballot measure system has provided a vital check on the state legislature’s big government ideology. The defeat of Prop. 15, which would have dramatically raised taxes on businesses, and the passage of Prop. 22, which keeps hundreds of thousands of contracting jobs legal, are great grassroots victories for economic freedom. Yet at the end of this long proposition season, a brief look at the dangers of this direct democracy system is warranted. Prop. 15’s outcome may amount to little...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Congress, Colorado, California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, SEIU, Guest Commentary, Jordan Bruneau, Delta Conveyance Project


Voters face three union-business conflicts this November

The Capitol’s most enduring conflict pits California business interests against a quartet of liberal factions — unions, environmental groups, consumer advocates and personal injury attorneys. Annually, the four present their legislative agendas via bills authored by allied Democratic legislators, generally seeking more spending, more regulation and/or more opportunities for litigation. Annually, business and employer lobbies mount opposition to the quartet’s measures, claiming they will adversel...
Tags: Supreme Court, California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, SEIU, Democratic, Capitol, Legislature, Dan Walters, John Stossel, Gloria Romero, Uber Lyft, DaVita Inc, Fresenius Medical, Guest Commentary


California gig workers hit hard during coronavirus pandemic, says UCLA study

LOS ANGELES — A UCLA study published Monday found that 80% of gig workers cannot meet household expenses and nearly half received no personal protective equipment from gig companies during the pandemic, worsening conditions for an already struggling segment of the workforce. The crisis points to a need for structural change in the industry, according to the report, a collaboration between the UCLA Labor Center, a unit of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, and SEIU United Healthc...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Business, Jobs, News, California, California News, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, SEIU, Ucla, Southern California, Macy, Uber Lyft


Proposition 23 reaches beyond dialysis centers to harm medical care

California already has a severe shortage of medical doctors and nurse practitioners, the non-doctors trained to do many things previously reserved for physicians. Now comes Proposition 23, threatening to make things worse. At first glance, this proposal seems to affect only the 80,000 kidney dialysis patients who get care at the more than 550 California clinics devoted to cleansing their blood of a variety of toxins that would otherwise threaten their lives. The measure requires each clinic to h...
Tags: California, Opinion, Germany, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, SEIU, Denver, Gavin Newsom, Nra, Service Employees International Union, Elias, Thomas Elias, Medicare Medi Cal, Fresenius, Opinion columns


Essential workers assail McDonald’s in rally supporting Prop. 15

A group of essential workers from Los Angeles claim McDonald’s is exploiting corporate tax loopholes by failing to pay nearly $30 million in property taxes annually that would help fund schools and a range of essential services, including public hospitals and affordable housing. The contingent – including nurses, janitors, security guards, school employees and fast-food workers — made its way to a McDonald’s on South La Brea Avenue on Monday to admonish the company for taking advantage of Califo...
Tags: Business, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Fast Food, SEC, SEIU, McDonald, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Unified School District, McDonald 's, Figueroa, Robert Branch, South La Brea Avenue


The special interests behind Proposition 15

Voter interest in the 12 measures appearing on the November ballot is growing as election day gets closer. This is particularly true with Proposition 15, driven, no doubt, by the media attention and the amount of spending by both sides on political advertising. No one disputes that Proposition 15 would be the largest property tax increase in California’s history. It would alter one of Proposition 13’s primary protections, the 2 percent limit on annual increases in the taxable value of property. ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, California, Opinion, Uncategorized, Sport, Cta, Soccer, SEIU, American Federation Of Teachers, Zuckerberg, CHAN, California Teachers Association, Jon Coupal, UTLA, Fred Glass


Prep for layoffs, LA mayor tells city department managers

As city officials report revenues continuing to fall short amid an economic downturn spurred on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has called on city officials to prepare for a “potential layoff scenario.” In a letter issued Friday, Sept. 11, Garcetti directed the general managers of the city’s more than 30 departments to begin a “layoff evaluation” process and to identify positions that could be eliminated, among other potential cost-cutting measures. He also instructed t...
Tags: News, La, Government, Los Angeles, Recommended, Sport, Soccer, SEIU, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Police Department, Garcetti, Los Angeles Police Protective League, Lally, Top Stories LADN, Paul Krekorian, Top Stories Breeze


‘Behind the 8-ball:’ Many Southern California nursing homes hit hard by coronavirus had prior issues

Evangelina Gonzalez survived the coronavirus. But she found herself lonely and confused inside her nursing home. The 98-year-old, who has dementia, had fallen a couple of times at Monterey Palms Health Care Center in the Coachella Valley, her son said. After contracting the virus last spring, she was placed in an isolation wing for six weeks. “I’ll try to call her and she’s just like, ‘Where are you, where are you? I’m hungry, I’m thirsty, I’m in pain,’” said Gustavo “Sky” Gonzalez of Cathedral ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, Government, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Cms, Soccer, Connecticut, Brighton, Community, Medicare, SEIU, Pasadena


Amid ‘fiscal emergency,’ LA city employee furloughs loom; police raises, bonuses safe for now

The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday, Sept. 2, to declare a fiscal emergency, and moved forward with a plan to furlough nearly 16,000 civilian city employees, but declined to back an effort to push for the deferral of raises and bonuses promised to police officers. Top city budget officials warned that cuts to city services are inevitable in the coming months. They estimate that with the economy unlikely to recover in the near future, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, revenues from lo...
Tags: Business, News, La, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, SEIU, City Council, Council, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Southern California, Los Angeles Police Department, Bonin


Vote No on Proposition 23, a cynical threat to dialysis care

Even though it seems everyone’s a public-health expert these days, California voters have no business — and presumably very little interest — in getting into the minutiae of health-clinic regulations in our state. Leave that to the experts, right? Or at least to lawmakers in Sacramento? Wrong, if you are a Golden State voter needing to decide on the propositions that will soon arrive on your vote-by-mail ballot. Just as you were forced to only two years ago with Proposition 8 in 2018, you are be...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, SEIU, Naacp, Endorsements, Golden State, California Medical Association, Related Articles School


California stacks the deck in favor of public sector unions

California has found the solution to revitalize labor unions: Stack the deck in the unions’ favor. Look no further than last week’s election victory by the SEIU and AFSCME, who are now the representatives of more than 40,000 state-funded child care providers under the banner Childcare Providers United. Labor trumpeted a stunning 97 percent victory in the election. The unions’ pathway to this union dues payday is a sordid tale of everything that’s wrong with modern-day public sector unions. The S...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, SEIU, Jerry Brown, Medicaid, Brown, John Stossel, UC Santa Cruz, Newsom, Assembly Appropriations Committee, Michael Saltsman, AFSCME, Lee Saunders


Work harder, smarter to reopen California

It’s not clear that state leaders knew back in early March, when Gov. Gavin Newsom first declared a state of emergency because of the deadly coronavirus and soon after locked down the state, how severe the fiscal consequences from that decision would be. They know now. The state’s finances have been deeply damaged by the unprecedented ban on operating “non-essential” businesses, as defined by an ever-evolving list of state edicts and regulations. The state budget approved by lawmakers and signed...
Tags: California, Opinion, Uncategorized, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, United States, SEIU, Gavin Newsom, California Teachers Association, Fiona Ma, Newsom, Phil Ting, Sen Bob Hertzberg D Van Nuys, Bob Schoonover, Assembly Budget


Two years after Janus, more workers are exercising their freedom of association

Two summers ago, in Mark Janus v. AFSCME, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional the arrangement that forced government workers to pay union fees for the privilege of keeping their jobs. The court ruled that forced dues violate government employees’ First Amendment rights because public-sector unions are political organizations, bargaining with public officials over such matters as government spending, employee discipline, budgets, and taxation. The Janus decision is a necessary ...
Tags: Obama, California, Opinion, Senate, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Bureau of Labor Statistics, SEIU, Biden, Cpc, U S Supreme Court, California Teachers Association, Janus, Newsom, Bob Huff


Becerra gives conditional OK to sale of Lynwood’s St. Francis Med Center

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Friday, July 17, gave his conditional approval to the sale of St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood to Prime Healthcare. The announcement comes about a week after a health care workers union filed a formal objection with Becerra — whose office must approve the sale —calling for him to reject the offer, saying the sale is “not in the public interest” and likely to have a “negative impact on the availability and accessibility of health care in the comm...
Tags: Business, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Healthcare, Community, Medicare, SEIU, Doj, Los Angeles County, St Francis, California Department of Justice, St Francis Medical Center


Teachers union calls for elimination of LAUSD police force

The United Teachers Los Angeles union is calling for the elimination of the Los Angeles Unified School District police department, it was announced Friday, June 26. The UTLA “House of Representatives” passed a motion Thursday night to eliminate LAUSD school police and redirect funding to mental health and counseling for students, said Anna Bakalis of the union. Thursday’s UTLA House of Representatives vote was 154-56, and follows a 35-2 vote by the UTLA Board of Directors on the same motion on J...
Tags: News, Education, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, SEIU, Brown, Los Angeles Unified School District, United Teachers Los Angeles, LA school, UTLA, LA Unified, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Black Lives Matter LA


California Wants Judge To Force Uber, Lyft To Hire Drivers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s attorney general and a group of city attorneys on Wednesday escalated their lawsuit targeting the business model of ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft, announcing they will request a judge immediately compel the companies hire its drivers as employees. The maneuver comes after the state and three cities sued the companies in May, accusing them of wrongly classifying their workers in California as independent contractors — in the process depriving them of ben...
Tags: Lyft, California, San Francisco, Ap, SEIU, Superior Court, Sacramento Calif, Los Angeles San Diego, Xavier Becerra, Davis White, Julie Wood, Bob Schoonover, SEIU California