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Janitors Take Fight to the Streets of Downtown LA

Labor Notes By Mark Friedman, Reporter On Feb. 6, thousands of janitors took to the streets of Downtown Los Angeles demanding a New Deal for immigrant workers. The event marked the start of a contract campaign for 25,000 janitors across California repres

$94 Million Judgement Threatens ILWU

Court sides with billionaire cargo operator who flaunts labor right abroad

By Mark Friedman, Reporter Few paid attention to terminal operator International Container Terminal Services Oregon until this past Nove

LA Youth Form US Hands-Off Cuba Committee

By Mark Friedman, Reporter Filling a decade-long gap in the existence of a Los Angeles-based committee that advocates normalization of relations with Cuba and an end to the blockade and embargo, nearly 30 participants, overwhelmingly Latinx, youth, students and y

US Hands Off Iran — Remember the Lies of 2003

By Mark Friedman Covering the demonstration in San Pedro against the U.S. war actions against Iran, brought back old memories of long-ago demonstrations against an American campaign of deceit, fear and false pride that produced an earlier massacre in the Middle East. I became angrier and a

Labor Notes — Teamsters oppose ruling that AB 5 does not apply to port truckers

By Mark Freidman The Teamsters are minimizing the significance of Superior Court Judge William Highberger’s Jan. 8 ruling  that California’s Assembly Bill 5 does not apply to port truck drivers: “While we believe Judge Highberger’s decision is wrong, the bottom

Greta Thunberg: ‘They try so desperately to silence us’

By Mark Friedman, Special Report from Europe Swedish activist Greta Thunberg said young people are “bringing change” to the Madrid climate talks and will not be silenced. She joined a march of 500,000 in Madrid and a conference of 30,000. At

Labor Notes — 11-21-19

Compiled by Mark L. Friedman

Port and Rail Drivers Win Court Decision Over Misclassification

Forty-one misclassified XPO Logistics port and rail drivers  recently filed $2.3 million in wage theft claims with

Labor Notes — ILWU Int’l and Local 8 Hit with $93 Million Judgement/ Boeing 737 Max Safety Cover-up

ILWU Int’l and Local 8 Hit with $93 Million Judgement

A jury in Portland awarded ICTSI Oregon Inc., the Port of Portland’s former container ship terminal operator, $93.6 million in damages from unions. The verdict, delivered Nov. 4, is

Labor Notes — Chicago Teachers Strike, Follows UTLA Strike and Gains

By Mark Friedman, Reporter Tens of thousands of teachers in Chicago staged their first walkout in seven years on Oct. 17. The Chicago Teachers’ Union, which represents more than 20,000 educators, have been n

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