Category Archives: Workers’ Rights

Support Working! A Musical directed by Alma Martinez – Closing Weekend @ University of La Verne

Please support “Working: A Musical,” with a cast directed by Alma Martinez, who we have known as a creative and community-based actress and director (as far back as the days when she was in Zoot Suit and part of Teatro Campesino). Upcoming performances are on April 28, 29,and 30th at 7 pm and on May 1 (International Worker’s Day) at 2 pm – at the Daley Theatre (1950 3rd street) in LaVerne.
Jose Zapata Calderon
Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies
1050 North Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711-6101
(909) 952-1640


Fired Pomona College dining hall worker Felipa Sanchez to return to work

Fired Pomona College dining hall worker Felipa Sanchez to return to work almost 10 years after college fired her during Union drive!

Welcome Back Felipa Sanchez!

Almost 20 years ago, in the middle of a Union organizing drive in the Pomona College dining halls, Pomona College trustees and administrators decided to check Felipa’s papers and fire her along with 16 of her co-workers. 

A year later, despite the mass firing, Felipa’s co-workers won the Union. One of their first demands was the right to return to work for Felipa and all the fired dining hall workers, once their immigration status was regularized.

On Thursday, July 1, Felipa Sanchez will finally return to her job as Lead Cook with her full seniority!  Come congratulate Felipa and help us celebrate her return!

 When:        Thursday, July 1

When:        9am

Where:       The fountain in front of Frank Dining Hall.

For more info contact Noel Rodriguez, 310 462 7535.