Press Releases

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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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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