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.
Local gives unbiased post election analysis of Orange County Labor’s humiliating defeat and electoral shortcomings.
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 wonâ€™t stand for Whitman and Fiorinaâ€™s plans to buy the Governorâ€™s and Senatorâ€™s offices in a hostile corporate takeover of California.
Two pieces of mail are hitting mail boxes in the 4th Supervisor’s District from the Orange County Labor Federation on June 1st. The first is a general mailer pointing out Shawn Nelson’s TEA Party credentials. My guess is it isn’t going to Republican households.
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!
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.
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…