Press Releases

Pasadena Council Committee Votes for Wage Increase With Strong Enforcement

01/28/2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Allison Mannos, LAANE, amannos@laane•org Vote Sets the Stage for Adoption of Citywide Policy by Full Council the Following Week Pasadena, CA – Hundreds of low-income Pasadena parents and community members attended in support of raising the minimum wage last night at the Ed Tech Committee hearing held at City Hall. The proposed […]

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Civil Rights Pioneer Congressman John Lewis Makes Rare Appearance in L.A.

01/23/2016

Media Advisory Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 213-446-8801, gabriella@launionaflcio•org Will Address Over 1,000 Community, Labor, Youth, Elected and Clergy Leaders in Student Town Hall On Saturday, January 23, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO will host a town hall during its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Labor Breakfast to honor Congressman John Lewis, the […]

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Long Beach City Council Votes to Create Pathway to $15

01/20/2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 213-446-8801, gabriella@launionaflcio•org Long Beach, CA – Last night – early morning, over 100 low-income working parents, nonprofits, researchers, and small business owners in support of raising the minimum wage attended the final vote by the Long Beach City Council. They advocated for Long Beach, as the second largest city in […]

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Statement by L.A. Labor Leader Rusty Hicks on Supreme Court Taking on DACA/DAPA

01/20/2016

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 decision to review President Barack Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration: “On behalf of the Los Angeles Labor Movement, we welcome […]

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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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