Samuel Pullen donated 2020-04-02 09:39:20 -0700
The COVID-19 Crisis has struck hospitality industry workers with great force. Many have had their hours reduced, and tens and thousands of workers have been laid off, leaving many low-wage workers wondering how they will make ends meet. This includes workers in hotels, stadiums, amusement parks, universities, airport concessions, catering companies, and airline food kitchens. Not all workers are eligible to apply for unemployment - and many immigrant workers who are especially vulnerable have very few allies to turn to for relief.
CLUE has spent two and half decades advocating at the frontlines of change for working families in Los Angeles County and Orange County. One of our longest and most enduring partnerships in this fight has been with UNITE HERE Local 11, the hospitality worker union. The courageous campaigns and struggles of hotel and food service workers have won enormous victories for our whole community - from workplace changes to living wage legislation that improves the lives of workers far beyond the hospitality industry. We have stood side by side, in intimate solidarity as together we, along with other unions and community partners, seek to build the beloved community and a just economy for all people.
Today, our sisters and brothers in the hospitality industry are hurting in deep and real ways, and we call on you once again to stand shoulder to shoulder as we seek to share the burden. CLUE is proud to host this Emergency Hospitality Worker Hardship Fund. We encourage you to give as generously as you are able to this Fund which will assist hospitality workers and their families who are unable to access unemployment.Donate
Samuel Pullen posted about Alliance on Facebook 2015-03-22 21:23:34 -0700SUPPORT TEACHERS by signing this letter!64 signatures
OPEN LETTER TO THE ALLIANCE COLLEGE READY PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD OF DIRECTORS, EDUCATORS, PARENTS AND THE GREATER LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY
As clergy in the Los Angeles community we are deeply committed to quality public education for the children of our city.
We unequivocally support the right of professional educators at Alliance College-Ready Public Schools to organize a union.
In a city profoundly impacted by economic and racial inequality our public schools challenge these injustices by providing the best education possible for our youth, ensuring opportunity for all.
As the largest charter operator in Los Angeles with over 11,000 students and 26 schools, Alliance has a major role in addressing this challenge.
Much of Alliance’s success is attributable to the team of committed and accomplished teachers at the Alliance schools. Good teachers and school counselors play a central role in the success of a school, yet their ability to provide quality education depends on the support and resources that they receive to do their job. Teachers require a collaborative working environment that encourages them to bring their skills and passions to bear on the intellectual and social growth of our children.
Alliance teachers have stated that they believe joining the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) will assure their ability to deliver the education our students and their parents deserve. They want to have a collective voice in order to be more effective advocates for our children, with confidence that their voice will be heard, their jobs secure.
They want an environment which provides for genuine due process for professional educators to assure that Alliance can attract and retain the best teachers available.
We are calling on you to listen to your teachers and to respect their fundamental right to organize a union.
We ask you to give them the space and opportunity to do so without management coercion, influence, or interference, and come to an agreement with Alliance teachers for a fair and neutral process to organize their union.
We encourage you to welcome this effort as a sign of the commitment of the teachers to their students, schools and their profession.
Every faith tradition affirms the central role of educating our youth, and many cultures venerate teachers as the architects of future generations. It is in that spirit that we stand ready to assist in any way in this process. Please feel free to contact us.