Fired bus driver alleges discrimination by AVTA

Yvette-Holmes-former-AVTA-bus-driverLOS ANGELES – A bus driver is suing the Antelope Valley Transit Authority for allegedly firing her because of her physical disability, race and gender.

Attorneys for Yvette Holmes contend that AVTA and its executive director, Len Engel, violated federal and state law by unjustly terminating her decade-long employment after bus exhaust fumes caused her to have respiratory problems, making her unable to drive the few buses in the system that emit fumes into the passenger cabin. Read the rest of this entry »

Goldberg & Solovy Foods Members Ratify New 4 year contract

IMG_0012Congratulations to the members from Goldberg and Solovy Foods, Inc. for their unanimous ratification of a new 4 year contract. This agreement includes historic improvements to wages, pension, vacation leave, and sick pay benefits, as well as holding the line on Health Care costs. Special thanks go out to negotiation committee members Sergio Ortiz, shop steward, and Ralph Black, Business Representative at Local 848 for a job well done.

City of Monterey Park Sued for Violating California Labor Law

BusCity Officials Failed to Follow the Law When It Came to Public Transit Bid, Suit Says

The City of Monterey Park’s new Spirit Bus service operator, First Transit, was awarded a contract through an illegal bidding process. Specifically, Monterey Park and First Transit violated California Labor Code Section 1072, which requires bidders to declare whether or not they intend to keep the current workforce for at least 90 days, and requires the awarding agency (the City of Monterey Park) to give a 10% preference to those who declare that they will keep the current workforce for at least 90 days.



New Labor Laws in California


LaborLawsThe Most Significant New Labor Laws in California

A number of these are laws with the greatest implications for most or all California employers:

  1. AB 1522 In 2014 the state passed the Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act of 2014, which established mandatory paid sick leave (PSL) obligations for most California employers. The provisions of this new law went into effect on July 1, 2015. Since there are often fixes that have to be made to an original law of this scope, an urgency enactment was passed and became effective July 13, 2015. This included the following requirements:

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Southern Wines “Box of Love” 2015 is a huge success

BoxesofloveSouthern Wines “Box of Love” is a huge success. A special thank you to all our members that contributed to help the less fortunate have a happy Thanksgiving. Tom.

I just wanted to take a moment and thank  the Teamsters and their members at local 848 for the generous donation of $525.00 PLUS 10 Boxes of Love to join in our gracious giving of over 313 boxes this year to local organizations and needy families in the area.

We are humbled at your generous donation and on behalf of everyone at Southern Wine & Spirits, thank you kindly.



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