Tag Archive for Orange County Labor Federation

History: The Labor Movement and Labor Day

The Labor Movement has fought tremendously to protect workers over the years. Among other achievements, labor has led the struggle to end child labor, establish the eight-hour work day and paid overtime, secure guaranteed minimum wage, fight for the weekend, secure unemployment insurance, and establish the legal right of workers to form unions and collectively bargain for benefits. But not many Americans are not fully aware of the history behind Labor Day itself.

Workers & Families Plan Rally to Stop Whitman/Fiorina

As Republican candidates Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina launch their general election campaigns after having spent a combined $100 million to buy their respective primaries, California workers and families will rally to declare they won’t stand for Whitman and Fiorina’s plans to buy the Governor’s and Senator’s offices in a hostile corporate takeover of California.

More Galloway Mail

Two more mail drops for Lorri Galloway in the 4th Supervisor’s race. The first is from the Orange County Labor Federation and continues with the theme of Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

DPOC installs Gerrie Schipske as new Executive Director

On Monday night, the Democratic Party of Orange County installed Long Beach City Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske as their new Executive Director. Schipske comes to the DPOC with a terriffic background of work in democratic politics. Schipske has a long history of working with the community of organized labor.

Orange County Labor Federation Passes Resolution in Support of Capistrano Unified Education Association Strike

Thursday night, April 22nd, the Orange County Labor Federation passed a unanimous resolution in support of the Capistrano Unified Education Association (CUEA, the teachers’ union) strike in the Capistrano Unified School District. Whereas the teachers in the Capistrano School District have been engaged with an anti-worker school board; Whereas, teachers are those who deliver in…