Press Releases

Statement by Los Angeles Labor Leader Rusty Hicks on California’s Primary Election

06/07/2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 213-446-8801, gabriella@launionaflcio•org Los Angeles, CA – The following statement was issued by Rusty Hicks, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, regarding labor’s endorsements for California’s primary election: “Our endorsed candidates have a strong record in fighting for the rights of all workers, regardless of […]

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Nearly 100,000 Signatures for Affordable Housing and Labor Standards Ballot Measure Delivered to LA City Clerk for Approval

05/16/2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 213-446-8801, gabriella@launionaflcio•org Mariana Huerta Jones, 323-747-0699 mhuerta@allianceforcommunitytransit•org Coalition of Labor and Affordable Housing Advocates Surpass 62,000 Needed to Qualify Los Angeles, CA – Today, a coalition of labor and affordable housing advocates delivered petitions signed by nearly 100,000 City of Los Angeles residents who support the Build Better LA initiative […]

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Commercial Buildings Across the State Could Be Affected by Potential Strike of 20,000 Janitors Against Unfair Labor Practices

04/28/2016

Media Advisory Contact: Refugio Mata, 805-428-4075, refugio•mata@seiu-usww•org Gabriella Landeros, 213-446-8801, gabriella@launionaflcio•org ***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 28*** SEIU United Service Workers West Will Decide If and When a Strike is Necessary WHAT: Press conference announcing broad labor support for janitors ready to strike against unfair labor practices. Days before a potential strike against unfair practices, […]

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Affordable Housing and Local Jobs Ballot Initiative on Path to Qualify for November Ballot

04/23/2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 213-446-8801, gabriella@launionaflcio•org Mariana Huerta Jones, 323-747-0699 mhuerta@allianceforcommunitytransit•org Residents, Workers, and Advocates United to Qualify Initiative for November Ballot Los Angeles, CA – Today, volunteers with the Build Better LA Coalition spoke to thousands of voters living in the City of Los Angeles about the Build Better LA ballot measure, a […]

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With Broad Support, L.A. City Council Votes in Paid Sick Days Expansion

04/19/2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Allison Mannos, amannos@laane•org Angelenos Celebrate Historic Victory for Working Families Los Angeles CA – In the latest step to raise wages and the quality of life for working Angelenos, the Los Angeles City Council voted 13-1 to increase the number of paid sick days. Upon implementation July 1st, workers will now […]

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Statement by Los Angeles Labor Leader Rusty Hicks on Municipal Elections

04/13/2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 213-446-8801, gabriella@launionaflcio•org Los Angeles, CA – The following statement was issued by Rusty Hicks, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, regarding labor’s endorsements for municipal elections: “Our endorsed candidates support issues that matter to working families in Los Angeles County, such as job creation, […]

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L.A. City Council Committee Advances Paid Sick Days Ordinance Recommendations

04/12/2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Allison Mannos, LAANE, amannos@laane•org Coalition Applauds Move to Ensure Sick Time is More Inclusive and Effective for L.A.’s Families Los Angeles, CA – Taking back up a key issue from last year’s minimum wage hearings, the Los Angeles Economic Development Committee voted today to recommend that the City Council adopt an […]

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Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Pass Fully Funded Wage Enforcement Bureau

04/12/2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 213-446-8801, gabriella@launionaflcio•org Los Angeles, CA – Today, low-wage workers and community members stood in support of combating wage theft in unincorporated Los Angeles County at the L.A. County Board of Supervisors hearing. Over one dozen workers from the Raise the Wage Coalition and the Los Angeles Coalition Against Wage […]

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Statement by Los Angeles Labor Leader Rusty Hicks on Governor Jerry Brown Signing $15 State Minimum Wage into Law

04/04/2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 213-446-8801, gabriella@launionaflcio•org Los Angeles, CA -The following statement was issued by Rusty Hicks, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO and co-convener of the Campaign to Raise the Wage, regarding Governor Jerry Brown signing the $15 state minimum wage into law: “Today’s historic moment makes […]

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Statement by Los Angeles Labor Leader Rusty Hicks on Friedrichs Ruling

03/29/2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 213-446-8801, gabriella@launionaflcio•org Los Angeles, CA – The following statement was issued by Rusty Hicks, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, regarding the Supreme Court’s 4-4 decision in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: “Today’s Supreme Court decision in Friedrichs v. CTA shows the collective power […]

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