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Success in Long Beach!

The Living Wage Ordinance will be on the Long Beach November Ballot!      CLUE-LA staff hit the pavement side by side with our partners, leaders from the faith community and volunteers to orchestrate a final push to gather petition signatures to qualify for the November ballot by May 4th, 2012. In just six weeks

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Giants of Justice Wrap-up: Call to Action & Celebrate Our Metro Victory

We hope you enjoyed Giants of Justice 2012 Another Congratulations to our honorees..     Dear Friend: Thank you for attending our 2012 Giants of Justice Breakfast–our biggest, most successful event yet!  Surely you enjoyed paying tribute to amazing honorees, hearing world-renowned speakers, and sharing a vision for justice in our city.   From picket lines

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VICTORY! Toll Truck Drivers Win Union!

Drivers at Global Powerhouse Toll Vote for Union Representation, Clear Path for Good, Green Jobs   Truck drivers at Toll Group, an Australian-based global logistics and transportation powerhouse, sent shockwaves throughout the U.S. port trucking industry yesterday by voting for union representation. The vote – the first in 30 years at the L.A. ports – paves

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Accepting Applications for our SUMMER INTERNSHIP!

    Apply now!! The applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and will be filled accordingly. All internships will be filled by May 1st. o   Online application here: www.bit.ly/YoungReligiousLeaders o   Resume and references to broberts@cluela.org    

 
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2012 Giants of Justice, May 24th

Unite with us to honor the 2012 Giants of Justice and to “Occupy Our Faiths”. For more information contact Andy at (213) 481-3740 ext. 107 Register here!          

 
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Clergy Delegation joins Toll Truckers in Talks with Management

Toll Trucking drivers took a courageous and noteworthy step last Monday in their struggle for justice and respect.  After much hard work from our partner, the Coalition of Clean and Safe Ports, and several CLUE-LA delegations over the past few months, clergy accompanied workers to file a petition for a union election. The petition comes

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Hallelujah! A Union Victory for Two Carwashes in South LA!

    The Vermont carwash and Navas Carwash officially signed and announced their union contracts today, answering the prayers of the 27 of carwash workers and their families. The contracts bring hope to many carwasheros (aka carwash-heroes) nationwide who experience intimidation, wage fraud and exposure to dangerous toxic chemicals. These problems have caused great suffering

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Pomona College Fires 16 Workers During Holiday Season

Pomona College administrators performed an internal audit to confirm the immigration status of all immigrant workers, many of whom had worked at the college for over a decade. The worker struggle for rights reached a peak last Friday: Pomona College fired 16 workers, who refused to re-verify their immigration status. As a faith community that recognizes prophets over profits (though there is plenty of profit to go around), we are deeply concerned to know that the administration’s actions have occurred in the context of workers seeking better conditions and unionization.

 
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A Touch of Justice: 10 out of 26 Unfairly Fired Port Truck Drivers Rehired at Toll Trucking

Truck drivers working for Toll Trucking, a $8.6 million Australian goods-movement company, are denied basic rights, including access to bathrooms and breaks. Though Toll workers in Australia are unionized and treated justly, American workers from the same company are treated with completely different standards. After many efforts to improve working conditions, 26 truck drivers were

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Supporting Tomato Farmworkers

Last Friday, CLUE-LA participated in the March to Trader Joe’s headquarters in support of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, tomato pickers in Florida.  We marched alongside clergy, students, workers, and a diverse group of community organizations to show the contradictory actions of Trader Joe’s. TJ has a great history of supporting sustainable and just business practices,

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