Long Beach Construction Goes Union

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After years of advocating for a project labor agreement (PLA), Long Beach construction workers, labor and community leaders and their allies won a hard-fought victory when the city council unanimously voted this week to guarantee good local jobs on big projects for at least five years. The...

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County Understands: It’s Time for $15!

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The momentum toward a $15 minimum wage continues to build as another 1 million workers have become part of the discussion! Last week, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted for a study on a proposed wage increase, widely expanding the borders of what has been mostly a city...

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Hundreds of Eastside Families Celebrate Easter Early

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East LA Community Corporation (ELACC), the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO and Labor Community Services teamed up to bring Easter early this year – on Thursday, April 2 – to Eastside families. The festivities at the iconic Casa del Mexicano in Boyle Heights featured 500...

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Ironworkers Salute Veterans with Training, Jobs

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On Friday, April 17, about 20 U.S. armed services veterans will graduate as union ironworkers from the Veterans Industry Preparatory & Placement Program in La Palma. They will enter the workforce the next week on jobs operated by signatory companies to Reinforced Ironworkers Local 416...

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Inglewood Stadium Scores a Touchdown

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Middle class families in Los Angeles scored a big victory yesterday in finalizing a deal to bring a new football stadium to Inglewood. The developer has guaranteed that the nearly $2 billion structure would be built and staffed by workers earning top wages and benefits. "We are happy to...

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Let Your Voice Be Heard Raise the Wage!

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With hundreds of thousands of working Angelinos raising their families on poverty wages, now is the time to make your voice heard! The LA City Council is holding a series of hearings on a resolution to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The final two hearings will be held next week and we...

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Just a Nickel a Ticket

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Airline catering workers can’t even afford to sign up for the cheapest health insurance offered by airline food companies. A nickel a ticket is all it would take to change that. That’s why workers represented by UNITE HERE is asking the major airlines, including American, Delta and United...

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In-Home Caregivers Deserve Better

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Nearly 200,000 Los Angeles County seniors and people with disabilities depend daily on their in-home caregivers to live independent, meaningful lives. But these workers, who care and give so much, can barely care for their own families by making poverty wages. Launching the We Care LA campaign,...

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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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