Congratulations to the 11,500 writers who went on strike for an incredible 146 days and won historic gains in their industry!
This extraordinary agreement includes:
Increased pay and benefits
Streaming bonuses and transparent access to streaming data
Guaranteed minimum staffing requirements for TV writers’ rooms
Language that covers the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in writing, ensuring writers' rights are protected
This achievement was made possible by the active involvement of WGA members, the dedicated bargaining committee, and the overwhelming support of their Union and community allies.
While it's important to note that this agreement is tentative until WGA members cast their votes, the influence wielded by writers during the strike is truly remarkable, and their unwavering resolve paved the way for this victory. By standing together and fighting, the writers showed all workers the way to win!
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“Longtime labor organizer Jane McAlevey has some advice for what workers should demand of employers and union leaders: Don’t sign gag orders and commit to transparency.
That’s what McAlevey, the author of several books on union organizing and negotiating contracts, recently told a room of union staff and members at the United Food and Commercial Workers union Local 770’s home base in downtown Los Angeles. She was discussing her new book, “Rules to Win By: Power and Participation in Union Negotiations,” published in March, just in time for L.A.’s summer of strikes.”
Read full article here: https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2023-09-04/how-workers-can-demand-more-from-their-bosses-union-leaders
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It's critical workers tell their legislators to support #SB616 to ensure workers have access to 5 paid sick days per year. 3 just isn't enough!
Send an email here: https://bit.ly/3PBbkTg
It's critical workers tell their legislators to support #SB553 to keep workers and the public safe on the job from #workplaceviolence. 6 years is too long for workers to be afraid that they will be assaulted or killed while at work.
Send an email here: https://bit.ly/48fhu2T
Our local unions have strongly opposed the proposed merger between Kroger and Albertsons since day one. Our position has not changed because of the news this morning.
Americans face an epidemic of loneliness. For some, supermarket self-checkouts make it worse
“It’s somebody who makes you feel important in their world,” she said. “Somebody who makes you feel human.”
"This year, in a stark warning about epidemic levels of loneliness and isolation, the U.S. surgeon general dedicated a section of his advisory to the effects of technology on social connection. Two-thirds of Americans said technology has made it harder to meaningfully connect, and nearly 70% said it has led to a decrease in empathy, according to a recent survey from PlayUSA, a website that covers online gambling.
Still, 66% of respondents said they would choose a self-service kiosk over a human-run checkout, often citing speed and a preference not to talk to anyone. But there was a sharp divide along generational lines: Whereas 84% of Gen Zers prefer self-checkouts, the number dropped to 46% for baby boomers. The survey didn’t include a breakdown of the Silent Generation, Myers’ age group."
This past weekend we had the privilege of celebrating Labor Day with family and friends all the way from Santa Maria down to Long Beach where communities gathered together for rallies and picnics! Labor Day became a Federal Holiday in 1894 thanks to all the hard workers and their achievements that we will continue to cherish.
UFCW 770 Mourns the Passing of our former President Ricardo Icaza. President Icaza was a member of our Union for 64 years. He started as a rank-and-file box clerk and eventually rose to become our President for 36 years.
His vision as a leader helped put our Union at the forefront of the Labor movement in California and beyond. He mentored and developed the great leadership we are fortunate to have today, and emphasized the importance of organizing new Union members and developing strong member leaders.
Rick never stopped in his fight to improve the lives of workers against the oppression of greedy corporations. The fight continues and we are in a better place due to his leadership.
Rest in Power President Ricardo Icaza.
Vons member, Grace Garcia, testified at the CA State Assembly Labor & Employment Committee in support of SB 725, the Grocery Worker Safety Net bill.
SB 725 (Smallwood-Cuevas), the Grocery Worker Safety Net, requires a grocery establishment who conducts layoffs as a result of a merger or acquisition to provide workers with one-week severance pay for every year of service.
The bill passed the committee and now goes to the assembly floor.
Opposition to the Kroger/Albertsons merger keeps growing! Now our friends at the Teamsters, who represent 22,000 workers at both companies, have come out strong against the merger. #stopthemerger🚫
770 stands in solidarity with Teamsters at Amazon as they walk out in a historic unfair labor practice strike.
Amazon delivery drivers and dispatchers went on strike today to demand the e-commerce giant stop its unfair labor practicesand bargain with the Teamsters Union to address low pay and dangerous working conditions. This is the first strike by Amazon drivers in the U.S.
This week, the CA Legislature passed 3 bills out of their 1st house mitigating the effects of mergers on workers & communities.
AB 647: requiring recall & rehiring rights
SB 725: providing severance pay to workers
AB 853: ensuring more transparency around mergers & acquisitions https://t.co/kLIRnntwih
Getting ready for OC Pride Saturday June 24! It's important for unions to celebrate diversity and inclusion and encourage equality! RSVP here to volunteer to help the day of: https://t.co/NzutrxmsAM We look forward to seeing you at the festival and during the parade! https://t.co/Yxwrsa8nQu
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