- Written by Hannah Fortin
Monterey County Proclaims 1st Farmworker Appreciation Day
On March 20, 2018, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution proclaiming March 31, 2018, César Chávez’s birthday, as Monterey County’s 1st ever Farmworker Appreciation Day, the result of a combined effort of the United Farm Workers of America (UFW), United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5, Teamsters 890, and La Union Es Para Todos – a union within UFW. According to its Facebook page, the UFW has marches scheduled for Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Salinas, CA, Sunnyside, WA, and Livingston, CA, and for Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Madera, CA, and Oxnard, CA. Please refer to our recent report on protests as protected activity here.
- Written by Michael C. Saqui, Anthony Oceguera, and Hannah Fortin
In 2014, the National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB”) Office of the General Counsel issued 13 complaints involving 78 charges against McDonald’s USA, LLC and multiple McDonald’s franchisees all over the country. The complaints alleged a variety of unfair labor practices by the franchisees and McDonald’s USA as a joint employer, including taking unlawful actions against employees for “participating in nationwide fast food worker protests about their terms and conditions of employment,” namely the Fight for $15 campaign. The parties have been engaged in an ongoing trial since 2015.