Press Releases

Campaign to Raise the Wage Looks at Long Beach Leadership to Lift Thousands out of Poverty

01/13/2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 213-446-8801, gabriella@launionaflcio•org Long Beach, CA – This evening, hundreds of low-income working parents, nonprofits, researchers, and small business owners in support of raising the minimum wage attended Mayor Robert Garcia’s State of the City speech. During the reception beforehand, a group of organizers and low-wage workers with the Raise […]

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Long Beach Minimum Wage Raise Clears Commission, Advances Towards Final Vote

01/06/2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Allison Mannos, LAANE, amannos@laane•org Coalition Will Ask City Council to Support Strong Policy to Raise  6,500 Long Beach Families Out of Poverty Long Beach, CA – Dozens of low-income working parents, nonprofits, researchers, and small business owners in support of raising the minimum wage attended the Long Beach Economic Development Commission hearing […]

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Long Beach Economic Development Commission Votes to Provide Recommendation for Minimum Wage Ordinance in January

12/14/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 213-446-8801, gabriella@launionaflcio•org Long Beach, CA – This evening, low-wage workers and community members spoke in support of raising the minimum wage for all of Long Beach at the city’s second to last public hearing on the subject. Close to 100 from the Campaign to Raise the Wage filled the […]

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Pasadena Council Committee Takes Step to Advance Wage Increase in Early 2016

12/11/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Allison Mannos, LAANE, amannos@laane•org Coalition Applauds Move that Would Support Raising 10,000 Pasadena Families Out of Poverty Pasadena, CA – Over 50 low-income working parents and community members attended in support of raising the minimum wage last night at the Pasadena City Council Ed Tech Committee hearing held at yesterday at […]

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Long Beach Economic Development Commission Reviews Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation Study

11/24/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 213-446-8801, gabriella@launionaflcio•org Long Beach, CA – Tonight, low-wage workers and community members spoke in support of raising the minimum wage for all of Long Beach at the city’s third public hearing on the subject. Members from the Campaign to Raise the Wage filled the room to show support for […]

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Long Beach Community Stresses Need for $15 and Enforcement to Long Beach Mayor

11/17/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 213-446-8801, gabriella@launionaflcio•org Long Beach, CA – Today, low-wage workers, nonprofits, small businesses, and community members spoke in support of raising the minimum wage for all of Long Beach at Mayor Robert Garcia’s second roundtable. Workers from the restaurant and retail industries, the city’s lowest paid workforce, discussed their struggle […]

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Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Approve Wage Enforcement Bureau

11/17/2015

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 20 spoke in support of a comprehensive policy that would allow employees to file wage claims […]

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Labor Hosts First Annual Veterans Day Breakfast

11/11/2015

Media Advisory Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 213-446-8801, gabriella@launionaflcio•org Will Honor Veterans and Over 150 Veteran Graduates from Pre-Apprenticeship Program WHAT: The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO will host its first annual Veterans Day Breakfast to honor veterans and over 150 veteran graduates from labor’s Building Trades Veterans Pre-Apprenticeship Program – a program that’s the […]

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

11/03/2015

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 local and municipal elections: “Our endorsed candidates support the working class issues that are important for all workers in Los Angeles […]

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Raising Long Beach Minimum Wage to $15 With Enforcement Provisions Would Add an Estimated $442 Million, Stimulating Economy

10/13/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 213-446-8801, gabriella@launionaflcio•org ***MEDIA AVAILABILITY FROM 10 AM – 12 PM TODAY*** Momentum Builds for Comprehensive Minimum Wage Ordinance as New Report Shows Almost $70 Million in Increased Public Revenue by 2020 Long Beach, CA – Raising the minimum wage to $15 with enforcement provisions in Long Beach would have […]

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