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Why He Got Arrested: Rabbi Dr. Aryeh Cohen, Walmart, and Justice in the City.

  CLUE-LA Board Member Rabbi Dr. Aryeh Cohen reflected on his decision to face arrest in support of striking Walmart workers before his civil disobedience on November 7th. Following his night at Parker Center, Rabbi Dr. Cohen wrote on his experience again: “My decision to risk arrest was a decision to stand at the nexus

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Long Beach: “God Was On the Side of the Workers Tonight!”

Last week, hotel workers won yet another victory in building a city that works for all. The Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs and a Health Community won the City Council’s support of “successor language” and “labor peace” ordinances last week. The first piece, “successor language” allows hospitality workers at the Long Beach Airport and

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AWAKEN, SLEEPERS! Walmart and Nonviolent Resistance

    “Awaken, sleepers from your slumber … search your actions and repent and remember your Maker.” – Maimonides. Walmart’s commitment to poverty wages, reckless disregard for neighbors, and active subversion of civil society in the United States and abroad mark it as a true reflection of the principalities and powers that people of faith

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Victory at Holiday Inn LAX!

  Almost a year ago, CLUE-LA clergy stood with workers outside the Holiday Inn LAX praying for fairness in the Advent season. Now, we give thanksgiving early for the workers’ victory at the Holiday Inn! Our friends at UNITE HERE Local 11 shared this news with us over the  weekend: Employees at the Holiday Inn LAX

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Hot Streets, Warm Hearts: Disobedience and Discipleship

Bro. Thomas Carey, Vicar of the Church of the Epiphany in Lincoln Heights, faced arrest on September 5 in support of 60 Walmart workers who’d been illegally fired or disciplined for striking. Bro. Carey was one of the last three arrestees released that night. He submitted some words reflection on the action and how his

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Meeting Mandela at the Intersection of Dignity and Equality

As human rights icon and former South African President Nelson Mandela faces illness in the hospital, CLUE-LA leader Pastor Kelvin Sauls, of Holman United Methodist Church, turned his thoughts to his own journey in South Africa as a justice-seeker and minister supporting multi-racial democracy, social justice, and civil rights.   Growing up in South Africa,

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BREAKING NEWS: An Agreement With Hyatt!

UNITE HERE and Hyatt Reach National Agreement Pact provides contracts and process for workers to join union, ends global Hyatt boycott CHICAGO (July 1, 2013)—Today Hyatt Hotels Corporation and UNITE HERE, the union of hospitality workers in the U.S. and Canada, announced a national agreement that resolves longstanding disputes between the two organizations. The agreement

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Pomona: Lunching With Love

On Monday, more than 200 clergy, faculty, workers, and students descended on Pomona College for a loving lunch as Pomona dining hall workers prepared for a union election on April 30th. Attendees wore “The Union = Love” buttons, reminding onlookers that workers were organizing not to pick a fight with Pomona, but to better integrate

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Pomona College: Workers Rally, File For Election

Reposted from Workers for Justice. We have been organizing with dining hall workers at Pomona, and we continue to stand in solidarity with Pomona workers, students, faculty, and neighbors building a just community rooted in Pomona College’s historic values Last week, Pomona dining hall workers filed for a National Labor Relations Board election.  Last week

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Long Beach: Hyatt Workers Vote to Join UNITE HERE

Hyatt Regency Long Beach and Hyatt The Pike Long Beach Associates Vote for Representation by UNITE HERE Long Beach, Calif. (April 8, 2013) – Hyatt hotels in Long Beach, UNITE HERE Local 11, and Long Beach City Councilwoman, the Honorable Dr. Suja Lowenthal, today announced that associates at Hyatt Regency Long Beach and Hyatt The

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