Support Walmart Worker
Fired After Speaking
at Chinatown Action
OUR Walmart activist and Walmart associate Girshriela Green speaks
at the March Against Walmart in L.A.'s Chinatown on June 30, 2012.
On June 30th, thousands gathered in L.A.'s Chinatown for the largest march against Walmart in the history of the United States. Girshriela Green, a worker at the Crenshaw Walmart and OUR Walmart activist, called on Walmart a to improve working conditions and to respect its workers. Just 6 days later Girshriela was fired. Girshriela and other outspoken workers are getting bullied and silenced on a daily basis.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR AN ACTION OF SUPPORT FOR GIRSHRIELA AND HER CO-WORKERS!
Wear plain, street clothes, No affiliate shirts of logo apparel.
Download the flyer here.
WHEN: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 9:30AM
WHERE: Krispy Kreme across from the Crenshaw Walmart, 4034 Crenshaw Blvd, LA 90008
For more information, contact Lucy at 424-625-6037.
Get Ready for 2012 Labor Day
Parade and Rap-A-Thon Contest
The 33rd annual Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Coalition Solidarity Labor Day Parade and Rally is around the corner, Monday, September 3, 2012. The Labor Day Parade will march through the streets of Wilmington in the morning with a noontime rally in Banning Park. Unions are encouraged to participate with banners, signs and floats.
Download the Labor Day Parade/Rally flyer here with all details.
This year will also include for the first time, a Labor Day Rap-A-Thon for youth and young adults up to 21 years of age. Contestants will perform at the Labor Day Rally in Banning Park and first prize is $500. The Rap-A-Thon is meant to promote knowledge of labor amongst youth and young adults through rap (spoken word or with music).
In order to qualify and compete in the Rap-A-Thon, contestants must first attend the audition at the Seafarers International Union Hall on August 18, 2012 located at 510 North Broad Ave., Wilmington, CA 90744 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Download the flyer here with all of the rules and information on the Labor Day Rap-A-Thon.
Hotel Workers Fight
Seven workers at the Embassy Suites hotel in Irvine have filed a complaint with Cal/OSHA against the parent company, HEI Hotels and Resorts, about the hotel’s so-called safety program. These workers, who are currently in an organizing campaign with UNITE HERE Local 11, say that this program discourages workers from reporting injuries on the job to reach the goal of an "accident-free workplace."
Now Cal/OSHA is investigating HEI’s "Safety Bingo" program, which offers up to $25,000 or a new car as the grand prize. "Safety Bingo" promotes a blame-the-worker mentality instead of addressing the real hazards that exist.
"They could be using that prize money instead to fix the hazards and protect workers from getting injured in the first place," says Andrea Nicholls, Health and Safety Coordinator at the L.A. County Federation of Labor, who is assisting the workers throughout the investigation.
This case, if successful, will set a new precedent in California in combatting employer programs that appear to prevent accidents, but have real detrimental effects on worker’s health and safety.
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