Press Releases

Statement by Los Angeles Labor Leader Rusty Hicks on Long Beach Decision to Explore Minimum Wage Increase

08/03/2015

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 and a co-convener of the Raise the Wage campaign, regarding the announcement by Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and the Long Beach City Council on exploring a […]

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Los Angeles Labor Movement to Protest the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

07/22/2015

ADVISORY FOR: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 CONTACT: Gabriella Landeros, 213 446-8801, gabriella@launionaflcio•org On Wednesday, July 22 at 11 a.m., over 150 workers and community activists from the Los Angeles Labor Movement will caravan from L.A. to San Diego to join thousands of labor and community allies to protest the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a powerful […]

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L.A. County Board of Supervisors Votes to Move Forward Minimum Wage and Wage Theft Ordinances

07/21/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 213-446-8801, gabriella@launionaflcio•org Los Angeles, CA – Today, hundreds of low wage workers and community members spoke in support of raising the minimum wage in unincorporated Los Angeles County. The Board of Supervisors took steps to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and address wage theft within unincorporated […]

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Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, Stands with DACA Recipients

07/16/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 213-446-8801, gabriella@launionaflcio•org                 Rani Narula-Woods, 213-534-7016, rnarula@launionaflcio•org Los Angeles, CA – Today, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, led by Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Rusty Hicks, stood in solidarity with “DACA” recipients and the civil rights organizations advocating on their behalf before […]

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L.A. County Board of Supervisors Examines Wage Enforcement

07/07/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 213-446-8801, gabriella@launionaflcio•org Los Angeles, CA – “Today, Supervisor Hilda Solis and Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas asked for the Board’s support in requesting a report back from the Los Angeles County Counsel on the County’s authority in wage enforcement. They also requested a report within 90 days on an effective model to […]

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Hundreds Turn Out for L.A. City and County Hearings on Wages and Paid Sick Days

06/23/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: County: Gabriella Landeros, 213-446-8801, gabriella@launionaflcio•org City: Allison Mannos, 323-706-8320, amannos@laane•org L.A. County Postpones Conversation on Minimum Wage to July; L.A. City Council to Advance Paid Sick Days Ordinance Los Angeles, CA–Today, hundreds of workers, health practitioners, and community members spoke in support of raising the minimum wage in L.A. County and […]

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Los Angeles City Council Approves $15 Minimum Wage by 2020, Creates Wage Enforcement Division

06/10/2015

For Immediate Release Contact: Juan Gastelum, 520-313-4921, juan•gastelum@berlinrosen•com Elizabeth Brennan, 213-999-2164, Elizabeth•brennan@berlinrosen•com Raise the Wage Commends the Council for Voting to Improve the Lives of Los Angeles Workers LOS ANGELES – With a final vote of 12-1, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved an ordinance to raise the minimum wage to $15 an […]

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Raise the Wage Responds to City Council Vote in Support of $15 Minimum Wage Proposal

05/19/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Juan Gastelum at (520) 313-4921, juan•gastelum@berlinrosen•com  Elizabeth Brennan at (213) 999-2164, Elizabeth•Brennan@berlinrosen•com Following a 14-1 vote today by the Los Angeles City Council in support of a $15 minimum wage proposal, Raise the Wage co-chairs Rusty Hicks and Laphonza Butler issued the following statements: Laphonza Butler: “We applaud this pivotal vote […]

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