Daily Journal Profiles SSD&S Attorneys; Grocery Workers Win Big; UC Worker Action; Fred Ross Project
Updated: May 25
April 29, 2022
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GROCERY WORKERS WIN BIG IN LATEST CONTRACT
Grocery workers at Ralphs, Albertsons, Vons, and Pavilions represented by United Food and Commercial Workers Locals in Southern California won significant wage increases in their contract ratified on April 14, 2022. The new contract also increases the number of hours guaranteed to part-time workers, worker-led store safety committees, healthcare improvements, and protected pension contributions. The impressive gains followed an overwhelming strike authorization vote two weeks prior to ratification. Schwartz, Steinsapir, Dohrmann & Sommers attorneys provided legal support to represented locals during the contract campaign. Read more about the historic contract in the Los Angeles Times’s coverage. Pharmacists employed by grocery stores are currently in negotiations for their next contract.
DAILY JOURNAL PROFILES SCHWARTZ, STEINSPAIR, DOHRMANN & SOMMERS ATTORNEYS ZOE MOSKOWITZ AND AMY CU.
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UAW LOCALS 5810, 2865, AND SRU-UAW ENGAGE IN MULTI-CAMPUS DAY OF ACTION; SSDS ASSISTS
To protest the University of California’s bargaining positions, UC academic workers participated in actions on all UC campuses on April 26. The academic workers at UCLA, UC-San Diego, and UC-Berkeley engaged in a civil disobedience with thousands of student workers turning out to protest. Dozens of academic workers were arrested. Margo Feinberg, Dan Curry, and Kirill Penteshin provided support for these efforts. UC academic workers are asking for a cost-of-living adjustment, parental leave, childcare, free access to public transit and other measures to address harassment and discrimination, accessibility for workers with disabilities, racism, and the burdens facing international scholars. Read the coverage in the L.A. Times and San Francisco Chronicle.
THE FRED ROSS PROJECT CREATING DOCUMENTARY ABOUT GROUNDBREAKING ORGANIZER
To inspire a new generation of activists to organize for systemic change, award-winning documentary filmmaker Ray Telles, and Fred Ross Jr. (a member of the Schwartz, Steinsapir Family--Margo Feinberg’s husband) are making a documentary to show how collective action can combat racism, bigotry, and greed. Fred Ross Sr.’s groundbreaking organizing efforts improved the lives and livelihoods of thousands by focusing on systemic change. Donate to the efforts here.