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Survey Finds Many LA Veterans Unemployed or Earning Poverty Wages
“Nearly a quarter are earning an annual income at or below the U.S. poverty level,” said the author of the report, USC Professor Carl Castro. “That was a surprising finding. I didn’t expect that.”
U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman Endorses Sheila Kuehl for County Supervisor
(LA Times, 9/29/14)
"Sheila was leading the fight for affordable healthcare in the state Legislature as I was working to pass the Affordable Care Act,'' he said. "She brings tenacity, integrity, a prodigious understanding of policy and remarkable capacity to bring differing viewpoints together to craft vital legislation."
Community Groups Boost Efforts to Strengthen Asian-American Vote
Grassroots efforts in Los Angeles include a soon-to-open phone bank in 14 different Asian and Pacific Islander languages, which kicks off Oct. 9. It's being coordinated by Asian Americans Advancing Justice, a civil rights group that’s engaged in voter outreach.
Labor Group Forms to Support Sheila Kuehl for L.A. County Supervisor
(LA Times, 9/25/14)
Los Angeles County government's unionized workers jumped into the race to replace Zev Yaroslavsky on the Board of Supervisors, giving $362,500 to an outside group formed to support Sheila Kuehl.
Gloria Molina Opens Up About Why There Aren’t More Women in Local Politics
Molina is only three months away from being termed out of office as supervisor, a position she has held for over two decades. She was the first Latina to serve in the California legislature, the Board of Supervisors and the Los Angeles City Board. The supervisor has publicly expressed her concern over the lack of female representation in city hall.
Victory: LA Hotel Employees Join Santa Monica with Highest Minimum Wage in the Nation
The Los Angeles City Council voted 12-3 Wednesday to raise the minimum wage for the hotel industry to $15.37 an hour. It replaces an earlier law that mandated a living wage for employees at hotels near Los Angeles International Airport.
City Near Deal with Utility Managers, Other Unions Still Negotiating
(LA Biz, 9/18/14)
In July, the Coalition of L.A. City Unions was able to strike down a reduction in pension benefits for new hires that was expected to save up to $3.9 billion over 30 years -- a move that the city is expected to appeal.