CLUE-LA and CLEAN Carwash Campaign commemorated the Day of the Dead/ El Dia de los Muertos with a spiritual representation of the struggle of Carwash Workers everywhere. This altar was set up at the Autry Museum on the weekend of Oct. 29th. The yellow poster board tells 3 accounts of the specific sufferings that are
After a long and hard battle to seek respect and justice for the 7-10,000 workers of car washes across Los Angeles, the industry has finally listened and agreed to changes. For over three years we have organized alongside the Community Labor Environmental Action Network (CLEAN) Carwash Campaign activists to unite community members, religious and labor
CLUE-LA is proud to honor Assemblymember Emiritus Jackie Goldberg as one of our 2011 Giants of Justice. Assemblymember Emeritus Jackie Goldberg has a long and distinguished career as a public advocate. She began her professional life as a classroom teacher at Centennial and then Dominguez High School in Compton, and worked as a teacher, specializing
15 years ago, CLUE-LA was founded on the principle that “All Religions Believe in Justice.” Within two years, CLUE-LA had already demonstrated “its ability to mobilize L.A.’s religious community across class, racial, religious and geographic lines.” An LA Times article from 1998 describes our early days. CLUE-LA is proud to honor two of the leaders
CLUE-LA is proud to honor Bishop Gabino Zavala as one of our 2011 Giants of Justice. Bishop Zavala, a native of Mexico, was raised in Los Angeles, California. Following secondary school, Bishop attended and completed the course of studies both at St. John’s Seminary College and Theologate. He was ordained for the Archdiocese of Los
by Lynda Berg, CLUE-LA Intern I was able to join our friends at CHIRLA and Pilipino Worker Center recently as we took a trip up to Sacramento for the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Lobby Day. It was a whirlwind day, there and back in less than 30 hours; but it was an incredible time
Rev. Jim Conn starts things. If it isn’t a new social service project, he’s stirring up trouble somewhere else. Throughout his adult life it’s been social justice or politics or human services. One of his life-long friends calls him “an entrepreneur of the social sector.” Others just think he is crazy, but it’s all rooted
The 8th Annual Giants of Justice Breakfast, on Thursday, May 26, will honor these local leaders in the multi-faith movement for worker justice:
- Rev. Jim Conn, Director of New Ministries, Cal-Pac Annual Conference, United Methodist Church
- Hon. Jackie Goldberg, Assemlymember Emeritus
- Bishop Gabino Zavala, Auxiliary Bishop, San Gabriel Region Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles
- Betsy Estudillo, “Emerging Giant” Organizer, Clean Car Wash Campaign, AFL-CIO
Each week CLUE-LA will highlight one of our Giants of Justice and share their story with you.
On March 26, clergy and lay leaders walked with thousands of workers, union members, and community leaders in a massive march through downtown Los Angeles. We marched together to defend our shared dreams of justice, and to protect the future of middle-class America. More, and a photo slideshow, in the full article.
Starting in 2004, CLUE-LA expanded its work to include the south bay areas of Los Angeles and Long Beach. A key economic player in Southern California, the trucking industry at the Port pollutes the skies at record levels and has been labeled a “sweatshop on wheels”. Standing with impoverished truck drivers and asthmatic residents, faith