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Jan. 30 | CBS Los Angeles

The Raise the Wage L.A coalition gathered on the South Lawn on Spring Street to press for the City Council to move swiftly on increasing the wage to match inflation, requiring earned sick days and enforcement against wage and labor violations.


Feb. 2 | LA Times

A stalwart of the City Hall press corps since the days when Mayor Tom Bradley was in office, Orlov earned a reputation for his tough questions and thorough analysis of the inner workings of California’s largest city.


Feb. 1 | LA Daily News

Union support is not expected to be an issue in this year’s campaign for Krekorian. He already has been endorsed by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO and the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City.


Jan. 30 | LA Daily News

A majority of Los Angeles County voters are in favor of raising the minimum hourly wage to $15.25 and requiring employers to offer paid sick leave, according to a poll released Friday. The poll was commissioned by the Raise the Wage campaign, whose members are urging the Los Angeles City Council to approve a minimum wage hike package.


Jan. 20 | LA Daily News

Eight months after receiving the LA 2020 report, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday decided to formally study many of the key recommendations aimed at making the city more transparent and responsive.


Jan. 19 | LA Observed

She will split time between the Times' City Hall bureau and "working to come up with innovative ideas on how the paper can get its news out to readers."


Jan. 19 | LA Times

A crowd of people estimated in the tens of thousands lined up along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in South Los Angeles on Monday for the 30th annual Kingdom Day Parade.


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AFSCME member and former California state Sen. Norma Torres is a new member of the U.S. House of Representatives after being sworn in Jan. 6. She handily won election in November, gaining more than 63 percent of the vote.

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AFSCME 3090 Joins City Unions, Community Groups at Noontime Rally

More than 1,000 Los Angeles City employees and supporters, including a lively contingent from AFSCME 3090, turned out for the Day of Action on Oct. 28 to march on City Hall. Chanting, “Banks got bailed out, we got sold out!” protestors marched from downtown’s Financial District to the steps of City Hall to let City leaders know they will not stand for bad bank deals that are costing the city millions of dollars, reducing city services or creating higher payments for employee health care.

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