Learn more about $15 / hr minimum wage in L.A.

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Read the Economic Roundtable report: Effects of a Fifteen Dollar an Hour Minimum Wage in the City of Los Angeles View our digital pamphlet: More Money is Good for Everyone L.A. expected to soon debate raising minimum wage for hotel workers Step Aside, New York...

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How the Sequestration Would Impact California

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Unless Congress acts by March 1st, a series of automatic cuts—called the sequester—will take effect threatening hundreds of thousands of middle class jobs, cutting vital services for children, seniors, people with mental illness and the military. See how the sequestration would impact...

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Three Generations: From the Fields to Construction to UCLA

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This is a cross-post from Massachusetts Institute of Technology's CoLab Radio blog by Paul Garcia, a recent University of California, Los Angeles, grad working with the California Construction Academy, a project of the UCLA Labor Center. This past June, I walked across the stage in front...

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Tell the Governor: Patient Safety Comes First, Sign SB 1246

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As patients and consumers, we deserve safe care. Senate Bill 1246 would close a gap in the current safe staffing law that will allow the enforcement of the staffing ratio law—and save countless lives in the process. Let Governor Jerry Brown know you want him to sign SB 1246. Click here...

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We are STILL Ohio!

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Carmen Matanga (left) and David Matanga (right) knocked on doors with L.A. Labor in Ohio to defeat SB 5 and protect collective bargaining. "Me and my wife both went to Ohio in November with 94 of our LA Labor sisters and brothers. We helped defeat Senate Bill 5 and protect the right to...

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Join Jennifer to Stop Walmart in Burbank

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Attend Burbank City Council hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 21 SAG and AFTRA actor Jennifer Caldwell Walmart is trying to open a job-killing superstore in Burbank that will hurt good union grocery jobs. "I'm going to Burbank City Hall on Tuesday to voice my opposition to Walmart because our...

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23,400 Good Construction Jobs Coming to Metro!

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LA Metro passes landmark Construction Careers Policy & largest transit PLA in nation On January 26, in a hearing room packed with out-of-work construction workers, the LA Metro Board voted unanimously on a Construction Careers Policy that will cover 17 new transit projects worth over...

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Downtown California Club Workers Win Wage Raises

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After one-day strike, struggling cooks, janitors and dishwashers win fair contract Workers from the California Club, one of downtown LA's oldest private clubs, won wage increases and higher contributions to workers' pension and healthcare funds in a new contract settled just before the end...

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Construction Careers at Metro

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Call Congress to Renew Unemployment Insurance!

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If Congress fails to renew UI, L.A. unemployed iron worker, Maricela Reid (above) will lose her basic lifeline along with 305,000 Californians on Dec. 31. Call Congress immediately! Tell them to fully renew unemployment insurance for 2012 or six million American job seekers will lose their basic...

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