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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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Community and Elected Leaders Support Unionized Workers at DirecTV Groups Call for Company to Stop Breaking Federal Law LOS ANGELES – On Wednesday, March 14, elected officials and community supporters led a delegation to corporate executives at DirecTV to demand that they begin bargaining with representatives for the
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
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
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.
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
Jewish activism emphasizes a tradition of creating a “community of obligation”. An important part of city living is providing hospitality and care, but not merely through charity. We strive to meet everyone’s basic needs with dignity. Rabbi Jonathan Klein of CLUE-LA organized several Jewish leaders to build a Sukkah and thereby ensure that the Jewish
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,