Press Releases

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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TEAMSTERS REACH TENTATIVE AGREEMENT WITH RALPHS, VONS AND ALBERTSONS

10/07/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rick Middleton, (310) 515-0601 Agreement Would Cover More Than 8,000 Members Across Southern California (LOS ANGELES) – The Teamsters Union announced today that it has reached a tentative agreement with grocery companies Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons that if passed, will cover more than 8,000 members across Southern California. The drivers, warehouse, […]

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Long Beach Economic Development Commission Reviews Minimum Wage Increase for the City of Long Beach

09/29/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 213-446-8801, gabriella@launionaflcio•org Long Beach, CA – This evening, close to 100 workers and community members attended Long Beach’s first public hearing on raising the minimum wage and about a dozen spoke during public comment. The City Council is expected to review a report to be completed by the Los Angeles […]

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Hundreds March Against Poverty and Wage Theft in Long Beach, CA

09/18/2015

Media Advisory Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 213-446-8801, gabriella@launionaflcio•org Nearly 40 Percent of Long Beach Residents Earn Less Than a Living Wage WHAT: The Long Beach Raise the Wage Campaign and hundreds of local workers and advocates will march through Downtown Pine Avenue to Long Beach City Hall to call attention to the need to raise the […]

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Anti-Black, Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Worker Rhetoric by GOP Contenders Not Welcome in Southern California

09/16/2015

Media Advisory Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 213-446-8801, gabriella@launionaflcio•org Hundreds from Local & State Groups Rally Outside CNN Debate, Calling for an End to Attacks Against Blacks, Immigrant Families, and Working Families, Urging Candidates to Focus on Issues Los Angeles – More than 40 local and statewide California organizations-including faith, immigrant, civil rights groups, students, and labor […]

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Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Approve $15 Minimum Wage by 2020

09/15/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 213-446-8801, gabriella@launionaflcio•org Los Angeles, CA – With a final vote of 3-2, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 tied to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for thousands of workers in unincorporated L.A. County. Members […]

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Long Beach City Council Votes on Motion to Study Minimum Wage Increase

08/11/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 213-446-8801, gabriella@launionaflcio•org Long Beach, CA – Tonight, over 100 low wage workers and community members spoke in support of raising the minimum wage at both a press event and hearing held at Long Beach City Hall. The Long Beach City Council took steps later that evening to kick-start the process […]

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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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