Author: Mercedes

New Coalition Emerges Among Unions at Kaiser Permanente

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                March 27, 2018                                                New Coalition Emerges Among Unions at Kaiser Permanente LOS ANGELES, CA— Twenty-one local unions from the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions (CKPU) have decided to leave and create a new alliance in the spirit of the original coalition and labor-management partnership. The unions of the new alliance share a deep commitment to each other and continuing partnership with Kaiser Permanente to improve patient care and make Kaiser the best place to work. “After careful consideration and many attempts to work out our differences, it became...

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Albertsons Plant Vote

Attention Albertsons Plant Members: We have reached a settlement with your Employer for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. In order to provide you with the details of this Agreement and the opportunity to vote by secret ballot, we have scheduled voting meetings as follows: Date:   Thursday, March 29, 2018 Time:   1pm and 3pm Place:  UFCW 324 Downstairs Auditorium 8530 Stanton Avenue Buena Park, CA 90622  Please bring your ballot card that was sent along with your voting information. We encourage everyone to attend and participate in this very important...

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Members at Disneyland gather to discuss upcoming contract talks

Members at Disneyland gather to discuss upcoming contract talks; Survey results come as no shock to workers Several dozen members attended a meeting designed to inform them about a recent survey on the economic hardships faced by Disney workers and to discuss issues surrounding upcoming contract negotiations set to begin April 17. Members listened attentively as Secretary-Tresurer Andrea Zinder summarized the survey which has received nationwide attention since its formal release two weeks ago. Newspapers and broadcast networks have covered the survey results in great detail, prompting many media outlets and social activist groups to criticize Disney for its...

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Disneyland’s workers are undervalued, disrespected and underpaid

Disneyland’s workers are undervalued, disrespected and underpaid By PETER DREIER AND DANIEL FLAMING – Los Angeles Times FEB 28, 2018 | 12:50 PM Mickey Mouse appears during the lighting of “It’s a Small World” ride, decorated for the holiday season on Nov. 12, 2015 at Disneyland in Anaheim. (Los Angeles Times) Disneyland is famously promoted as the “happiest place on earth.” But for many of the theme park’s 30,000 employees, it isn’t the happiest place to work. That’s what we discovered after spending a year talking with Disneyland workers and conducting a survey of about 5,000 “cast members,” as...

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