Stand with the SEIU-USWW Janitors in a Major March Against JP Morgan Chase
Despite receiving $94.7 billion in taxpayer aid and giving its bank executives more than $9 billion in bonuses, JP Morgan Chase laid off 16 SEIU-USWW janitors at its Century Plaza Towers and 2000 Avenue of the Stars because of "budget cuts."
The remaining 57 janitors were told to provide the same full cleaning services with a 20% staff reduction. They refused to work under these unsafe working conditions. JP Morgan Chase suspended them from their jobs.
Janitors began a hunger strike Tuesday, August 24, in front of 2000 Avenue of the Stars which will last for three days.
Join a major march and demonstration to support the janitors who are on hunger strike!
WHEN: Thursday, August 26, 2010, 12:00 PM
WHERE: 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century City, CA
For more information, contact Marx Gutierrez, SEIU-USWW, (323) 459-8669.
Attend Women of LABOR 2010 Conference
California Labor Federation UFCW Women's Network
Hear from leading women who are making a difference in their communities. Learn new skills and participate in workshops including:
- California 2010 Elections: How we can win
- Women organizing women: Help build your union
- Breakthrough conversations
- Happy, healthy, and wise: An introduction to Qigong
- Learning to lead
Arm yourself with tools to make a difference in your community and the lives of workers everywhere!
WHEN: September 21-22, 2010
WHERE: Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
For more information, go to www.CaliforniaLabor.org or download the registration form here.
To watch the LA County Fed's video on the July 29 trip to Arizona to oppose SB 1070, click here.
L.A. Labor in the News
Janitors go on hunger strike in front of Century City JP Morgan Chase, 89.3 KPCC FM Southern California Public Radio
Boxer renews commitment to Villaraigosa's 30/10 transit plan, Los Angeles Times
Barbara Boxer says Mayor Villaraigosa's transportation initiative should serve as a national template, Los Angeles Daily News
Pressing forward on the 30/10 initiative, The Source