55,000 SEIU Members May Strike in Los Angeles. This Is Why I Am Voting Yes.
SEIU Local 721 represents 95,000 members, roughly 55,000 of which — including social service workers, nurses, mental health care workers, clerks, librarians, custodians and more — work for the LA County. After a protest of thousands — the largest in the local’s history — the members are voting through May 5. Left Voice reporter Julia Wallace shares why it is so important for her SEIU union siblings to vote yes on this strike.
Julia WallaceApril 28, 2022
Striking Latina Cake Factory Workers in L.A. Area Reject Latest Contract Proposal
After 46 days on strike, workers at a cake factory in Los Angeles have rejected the latest contract proposal from the bosses. These cake makers are among many striking workers across the United States fighting against hyper-exploitative bosses.
Emma LeeDecember 18, 2021
LAPD Tries to Show Off Expensive Gear — Blows Up City Block
Last week, the LAPD dangerously detonated fireworks in a residential neighborhood. Their actions reflect a history of contempt for the communities they claim to "protect and serve."
Julia WallaceJuly 6, 2021
Why We Split with BLM Global Network: Interview with an Organizer
In December, BLM Inland Empire broke with the BLM Global Network and formed the Black Power Collective. Below we interview BPC member Darrin Johnson on what motivated the break and the group’s plans for continuing the struggle for Black Lives. On Saturday, Left Voice will hold a roundtable discussion with Johnson and others on BLM, Class Struggle, and Revolution.
Left VoiceFebruary 25, 2021
We Had to Tear This Mothafucka Up: The Legacy of the L.A. Uprising
The mass demonstrations that have erupted since the police murdered George Floyd echo the fierce militancy and revolutionary art of the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising. While the rebellion was quickly suppressed, its legacy offers lessons and hope for the present wave of protests that are fighting back against police violence.
Doug Enaa GreeneJune 11, 2020
[VIDEO] Inglewood: Tenants Battle the Mayor and Developers for Rent Control
"Always Up to No Good" The Mayor, Developers and landlords are raising rents in Inglewood to move poor, elderly Black and Latino people out of Inglewood. However, a group of residents, activists, socialists and journalists are fighting for rent control and affordable housing.
Luigi MorrisApril 27, 2019
LA Teachers Strike Ends with New Contract and Mixed Feelings
The LA teacher strike won important gains, with massive protests in the rain and pickets at the majority of schools. However, some teachers have mixed feeling about the process of approving the contract, as well as about the contract itself.
Tatiana CozzarelliJanuary 23, 2019
Interview with a 30 Year UTLA Militant Teacher and Socialist
On the first day of the LA teachers strike, Left Voice spoke with Jeff Pott, a retired 30-year UTLA activist, 1989 striker, and socialist. The interview was conducted on the picket line at Marshall High School where Jeff worked for many years.
Thaddeus GreeneJanuary 18, 2019