Sept. 28 | KPCC
Long before Uber and Lyft became household names, cab drivers in Los Angeles have tried to organize for better pay and working conditions. They formed the Los Angeles Taxi Workers Alliance in 2005, which, for a few years, challenged the leadership of the cab companies and won drivers two rate increases. Their efforts trailed off after 2010.
Sept. 27 | LA Times
The statements were the clearest sign yet that the city's politicians have abandoned their recession-era approach to governing, which led them to hold the line on employee raises and big spending increases. The shift was a bit jarring for those who have followed City Hall in recent years, a period marked by a major economic crisis and multiple rounds of cost-cutting.
Sept. 22 | LA Times
Members of a coalition of unions that represent more than 20,000 Los Angeles city employees announced Tuesday that they had overwhelmingly voted to back a proposed contract with the city. Union officials said they had boosted pay, foisted off several key concessions sought by the city and secured a commitment to hire thousands of workers to help restore city services battered during the downturn.
Sept. 18 | LA Times
Under his proposal, candidates would be barred from taking money from corporations, limited liability companies, labor unions, political parties and any other group donors. Only donations from individuals would remain legal.
Sept. 9 | LA Daily News
The Coalition of City Unions, which represents street cleaners, tree trimmers and other city employees, fought back against attempts by Garcetti and other city leaders to contribute toward their health care premiums.
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