Hundreds of Flight Attendants
in Uniform OccuFLY LAX
LAX airport workers and several unions
join rally against legislative and
corporate attacks on airline workers
Hundreds of flight attendants dressed in uniform from over 20 airlines held an OccuFLY protest at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday, February 6. Flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), were joined by LAX airport workers and several L.A. unions and community groups.
Flight attendants and supporters were protesting the latest attacks on collective bargaining rights included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill which passed Congress and now sits on President Obama's desk.
“Flight attendants are first responders for passengers. Our priority is to make sure passengers are not only comfortable, but safe when they fly," said Veda Shook, AFA-CWA International President. "Instead of working with us to keep passengers safe, the airline corporations and their lobbyists are spending millions to take away our right to join a union. Flight attendants work hard every day. We will not stand for corporate and political attacks against us. America is not just about first class. It's about the middle class and we are standing together to fight back against corporate greed and attacks on working people.”
To see photos of flight attendants and supporters occuFLYing LAX, click here.
L.A. Unions Join
Beverly Nurses' Fight
Firefighters, grocery workers, & carwash
send delegations to Beverly Hospital to urge
CEO to stop delaying & settle contract
Firefighters from the Montebello Firefighters' Association
Grocery workers of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1428
Carwasheros from the CLEAN Carwash Campaign
Firefighters from the Montebello Firefighters' Association, grocery workers from UFCW Local 1428 and carwasheros from the CLEAN Carwash Campaign have joined the fight for quality care at Beverly Hospital. Delegations from the unions went to Beverly Hospital to meet with CEO Gary Kiff and hospital administrators to urge them to stop delaying and settle a first contract for Beverly nurses. The delegations told hospital administrators they are 100% behind the nurses in their struggle for a union and provided letters of support.
"As first responders in Montebello, we have the honor of caring for the Montebello community," explained Craig Barker, President of the Montebello Firefighters' Association. "In an emergency, Montebello residents’ first stop is Beverly Hospital and the first voice they hear when they arrive at the ER is from a Beverly nurse. I’m very concerned with the nurses’ turnover due to working conditions and lack of investment in the hospital. The Beverly Hospital Administration must do everything possible to provide job security to retain their great nurses."
To organize a delegation in support of Beverly nurses, contact Hector Saldivar at (213) 381-5611 ext. 136 or email@example.com.
Refinery Workers Reach
with U.S. Oil Companies
We are pleased to announce that our brothers and sisters from United Steelworkers Local 675 have reached a tentative agreement with the national oil companies.
"We reached tentative agreements at ConocoPhillips Statewide, including its Los Angeles Refinery, and at ExxonMobil's Torrance Refinery as well as at BP Pipeline, BP Refinery, Ineos, and Tidelands Oil Production Company (Oxxy)," reports Dave Campbell, Secretary-Treasurer of USW Local 675. "The terms, subject to approval by the National Oil Bargaining Policy Committee and by the membership in ratification votes, include wage increases and improvements in health and safety."
Campbell adds, "On behalf of our members, we want to thank all of you, the L.A. Federation of Labor and its affiliates, for your assistance and solidarity."
L.A. Labor in the News
FAA bill passes despite opposition from 'Occu-Fly' protesters, Contra Costa Times, 02/06/12
Flight attendants to ‘OccuFLY’ LAX over collective bargaining ‘attack,' CBS Los Angeles, 02/06/12
VIDEO: Union launch pension fight, NBC Los Angeles, 02/06/12
Burbank Walmart concerns grow, The Burbank Leader, 02/04/12
SAG and AFTRA launch merger website, The Hollywood Reporter, 02/03/12
Disadvantaged workers win in new MTA agreement, Our Weekly, 02/02/12
U.S refiners, oil workers avert strike with tentative contract, Bloomberg News, 02/01/12
Immigrant worker firings unsettle a college, New York Times, 02/01/12
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