April 14 | LA Times
Among the ongoing initiatives the mayor cited is a proposal to raise the city’s minimum wage and mandate the strengthening of buildings that could collapse in a major earthquake. In the San Fernando Valley, where Garcetti chose to deliver his speech, the latter topic has special resonance for residents who suffered the worst effects of the 1994 Northridge earthquake.
April 13 | CBS Los Angeles
The Board of Public Works agreed Monday to allow the Bureau of Sanitation to seek approval to quickly hire contractors in the event that sanitation workers walk off the job.
April 10 | LA Times
Workers represented by Service Employees International Union Local 721 voted 86% in favor of striking, said Coral Itzcalli, a union spokeswoman. The vote means that 10,000 workers could walk off the job at any time, she said, though no such action has yet been called.
April 1 | LA Times
So far, Los Angeles has focused its efforts on walkways next to parks and other city facilities. Some council members have also devoted money from their discretionary funds to fix sidewalks in their districts. But the problem remains glaringly obvious in many areas and has cost the city more than $6 million in trip-and-fall payouts in less than four years, according to the city attorney's office.
March 31 | LA Times
Supporters from labor groups, including United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta, who was honored by Supervisor Hilda Solis earlier in the day as part of the county's Cesar Chavez Day celebration, urged the supervisors to move on a wage increase.
March 31 | LA Daily News
Los Angeles workers lose $1 billion from their paychecks through labor violations committed by their employers, according to a UCLA study cited by SEIU. Wage theft could include workers not getting paid overtime, getting misclassified as independent contractors, and getting paid lower than the minimum wage.
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