Minimum Wage Boost to $15 Could Be Economic Boon!

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Raising wages for Los Angeles’s hardest working men and women makes good economic sense for Southern California. According to a new report, LA’s economy could gain nearly $6 million if the minimum wage were bumped to $15.25 an hour. The Economic Roundtable report that was released...

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Safe Refineries Save Lives

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Despite record earnings, and a settlement at the national level, the local Tesoro oil refinery folks continue to allow dangerous and slipshod conditions at its Carson oil refinery. Tesoro is also calling for slashes to members’ hard-won benefits packages. That’s why hundreds of USW 675...

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‘Sharknado 3’: Trumka Stands with IATSE

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Striking “Sharknado 3” crewmembers, who have been on the picket line since March 3, got some welcome support from their union brothers and sisters last week when AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka joined them in Washington, DC. Producers of the SyFy B-movie series, The Asylum, decided that...

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Volunteers Needed for The Spring Project

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For over 20 years, Labor Community Services (LCS) and the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO have partnered up for The Spring Project. The Project’s goal is to bring smiles to children in our communities and build stronger union bonds. We will be hosting four event projects from...

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Cesar Chavez March for Justice

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Join us on March 29 to support a living wage for all workers as we march from Brand Park in Mission Hills to Ritchie Valens Park in Pacoima. Cesar Chavez Day is the last day of the month and this is a great way to honor all that he worked and fought for. Vice President of Unite Here and...

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Demanding a Seat at the Table for Inglewood Stadium

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There’s another football stadium being proposed in Los Angeles – the fourth in the past few years – this time in the City of Inglewood. The developers are saying the project will create thousands of jobs. Of course, we welcome the possibility of the NFL returning to the region, but we need...

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El Super Boycott Stands Strong

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The boycott of El Super continues! Despite huge profits, the El Super grocery chain has continued to refuse to negotiate a fair contract. Now, more than 100 community organizations have joined forces with employees on the picket lines. Join us on the picket line each Wednesday and Saturday (the...

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Raise the Wage for People like Juana Pablo

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Juana Pablo is one of thousands of reasons why Los Angeles needs to Raise the Wage and combat wage theft. Juana is a garment worker who works 12 hours a day, six days a week, but is only compensated for an eight-hour day. “When there’s no food in the fridge, I go to the church to get...

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2015 Edition of Labor 411 is Here!

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Labor 411, the nation’s #1 guide to union-made goods and services, has just released its 2015 print edition for LA – bigger and better than ever. Now featuring more than 8,500 listings, the shopping guide makes it easy for consumer to support good, middle class jobs every time they open their...

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Victory for Apple Security Workers!

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Speaking up and standing strong at over 100 actions throughout the country in recent weeks paid off big for Apple security workers in Silicon Valley. The tech industry giant yesterday announced it will offer their security officers full time work, wage increases and health and retirement...

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