Press Releases

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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Statement by Los Angeles Labor Leader Rusty Hicks on California Adopting a $15 State Minimum Wage

03/28/2016

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 California adopting a $15 state minimum wage: “Today’s announcement by Governor Jerry Brown is […]

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Community Members Flood the Streets of Los Angeles to Gather Signatures for Build Better LA

03/26/2016

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 Ballot Los Angeles, CA – Today, the Build Better LA Coalition, which includes labor and affordable housing advocates, kicked-off a volunteer signature collection drive and spoke to hundreds of voters in the City […]

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LA Labor, United Way, & Miguel Contreras Foundation Team-Up to Deliver 500 Easter Baskets to Children of Low-Income and Immigrant Parents

03/23/2016

Media Advisory Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 213-446-8801, gabriella@launionaflcio•org WHAT: The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, Labor Community Services – a partnership with United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the AFL-CIO, and the Miguel Contreras Foundation are teaming up this year to provide Easter baskets to children throughout Los Angeles County. 500 baskets containing […]

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Statement by Los Angeles Labor Leader Rusty Hicks on State Assembly, State Senate, Congressional, Judicial, and Supervisorial Elections

03/23/2016

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 State Assembly, State Senate, Congressional, Judicial, and Supervisorial Elections: “Our endorsed candidates support issues that matter to California’s growing economy, […]

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Statement by Los Angeles Labor Leader Rusty Hicks on State and Local Elections

02/23/2016

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 state and local elections: “Our endorsed candidates support issues that matter to Los Angeles’ growing economy, such as affordable housing, […]

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Over 50 Community Leaders Launch Groundbreaking Campaign to “Build Better LA”

02/18/2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 213-446-8801, gabriella@launionaflcio•org Mariana Huerta Jones, 323-747-0699, mhuerta@allianceforcommunitytransit•org Initiative to Increase Creation of Jobs and Affordable Housing Units Los Angeles, CA – Today, over 50 community leaders attended the launch of Build Better LA, an initiative created by a first-of-its-kind coalition of labor and affordable housing advocates, to ensure that affordable […]

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