L.A. Gives the Go Ahead on $15 an Hour

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Your voice has been heard! This week, our voices were heard loud and clear inside and outside of City Hall – for months, we organized, we marched, we sent delegations and we knocked on doors. Today, we are at the brink of officially passing the strongest minimum wage policy in the nation. In...

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Not Going to Twiddle Our Thumbs…

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May 19 was a day that millions of immigrants would never forget. It was the day that the federal government planned to begin accepting applications for new administrative relief programs known as DACA/DAPA, which would protect millions of immigrant workers and their...

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Down to the Wire

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We’re really close to guaranteeing a $15.25 minimum wage for Angelenos! Tomorrow, the Raise the Wage policy will be heard by the full City Council. Let's make sure city leadership continues to hear our collective voices loud and clear. Click here to tell your Councilmember that you...

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After 50 Years of Success, Medicare Needs Our Support!

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Despite 50 years as the nation’s most successful and vital health insurance system, Medicare is under attack. Republican proposals threaten to increase costs, privatize benefits and raise the eligibility age for the tens of millions of seniors who rely on it. And what’s to come of the...

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Raise the Wage: Nail Workers Deserve Fair Wages

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Nail salon workers are the latest group of exploited workers to come to the public’s attention. Thousands of these workers across the country work for pennies a day, depending on tips to get them through grueling 12-plus hour days. The New York Times recently ran a story exposing these...

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Volunteers Needed to Stamp Out Hunger!

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The National Association of Letter Carriers’ annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive is this Saturday, May 9. Letter carriers in thousands of cities across the nation will be collecting non-perishable food items for the needy. Afterwards, hundreds of local volunteers will be needed to help...

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Raise the Wage: The Security of a Decent Living

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Maria, a garment worker, was recently robbed at gunpoint at a bus stop. She was terrified for her life. And to make matters even worse, she lost the small amount of cash she had on her. Why was she there alone? Because she couldn’t afford a vehicle to get to and from work. How many more...

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Port Drivers with New, Fair Company

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The fight for fair wages and a voice on the job claimed a big victory last Monday. After more than a week of actions by striking drivers at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, one trucking company, Eco Flow Transportation, announced it will hire all its drivers as employees. Port drivers...

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To City Hall: 100,000 Say Raise the Wage!

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Too many workers in L.A. are earning poverty-level wages. L.A. is one of the low-wage capitals of the country. That’s why today we’re telling City Hall loud and clear: It’s time to Raise the Wage! Join us today at 10 a.m. as we drop 100,000 Supporter Cards on the doorstep of the Los...

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Join the Line! Port Truck Drivers to Vote on Strike

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Hundreds of overworked and abused truck drivers at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are ready to take action again – this time for the right to join the Teamsters union – and they need your help. Their tireless solidarity these past many months has been inspiring. The port truck...

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