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Hot Labor Summer

sharing ways to support worker actions.

It's official: Another Hot Labor Summer is here. Across the country, temperatures are HIGH and workers are fighting like HELL for better pay, conditions, and a voice on the job.

While our small team has paused on actively updating this website, we wanted to share information about some of the biggest labor fights happening across the country, and the ways you can support them.

This page was last updated on August 1, 2023. To find latest information about strikes and other solidarity actions you can take, follow the associated organizations’ social media accounts.

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UNITE HERE Local 11, a union that represents hotel & hospitality workers all over Los Angeles and Orange County, saw over 100 hotel hospitality contracts expire on June 30th. Collectively, these contracts cover over 15,000 workers––mostly immigrant workers, many undocumented workers, and predominantly workers of color. And on June 8th, the workers took a strike vote with 96% voting YES to authorize a strike, and have begun striking all over LA in rolling strike actions.

You can support them by taking action to:


While entertainment corporations line their pockets, TV and film writers who create all of entertainment’s value are facing unfair and unjust compensation and working conditions. Studios have taken advantage of the transition to streaming to underpay entertainment industry workers, including writers. Like too many working people across our economy, as corporate profits grow, writers’ salaries are just not keeping up. Stand with the 11,500 WGA members who write and produce TV and films while they are on strike for a fair contract:


Corporations represented by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP)––which include Amazon/MGM, Apple, Disney/ABC/Fox, NBCUniversal, Netflix, Paramount/CBS, Sony, Warner Bros. Discovery (HBO), and others––refused to make a fair deal on television, theatrical and streaming work covered by our TV/Theatrical Agreements. Now, performers are on strike for a fair contract.

You can support them by taking action to:

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UPS Teamsters

While the Teamsters has reached a tentative agreement with UPS, the agreement has not yet been voted on by the full union membership. The agreement itself is proof that the threat of strikes is a powerful bargaining tool. Leading up to the expiration of the current contract, more than 350,000 UPS Teamsters organized, gearing up for the largest strike in American history. Nationwide, they prepared for action––showing up in solidarity with other striking workers, conducting practice pickets, and showcasing the immense strength of their membership.

Here are actions you can take to support the UPS Teamsters:


The United Auto Workers kicked off negotiations in mid-July, with the goal of reaching a deal before the current one with the “Big 3” (Ford, GM and Chrysler parent Stellantis) expires on September 14. The expiring contracts cover 150,000 workers and the union’s goals include ending tiers, winning back the cost-of-living allowance, and ensuring job security as the industry transitions from gas-powered to electric vehicles. UAW’s new leadership has not ruled out the possibility of a fall strike.

We’re keeping an eye on how to support this fight and you can too:

We will continue to amplify calls to action from worker organizers @hotlaborsummer on Twitter. You can always tag us or reply to our Summer 2023 actions tweet thread with your own action or fund!

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