Posts Tagged as "Labor"

Is Long Beach Hiring Enough of Its Own?

Jun. 30, 2017 / By
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Advocates contend that the city has largely failed its promises to hire locally. The city says it has exceeded targets. Who's right? It depends on whom you mean by "local."

Latino Immigrants Use Theater to Heal from Trauma

Oct. 14, 2014 / By
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There are many conventional ways to treat trauma in the United States, counseling and prescriptions among them. But what about theater and the arts?

Why El Super Grocery Workers Should Get Paid Sick Leave

Aug. 8, 2014 / By
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[Ed.Note] Last week, hundreds of people caravanned throughout Southern California to visit 21 El Super grocery stores asking for  fair contracts that included paid sick leave, full-time status at 40 hours of week, seniority rights and respect on the job...

Southern California Port Truck Drivers Allege Labor Exploitation

Mar. 17, 2014 / By
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Koream Journal, News Report, James S. Kim, Posted: Mar 16, 2014
Chung K. Shin was technically never an employee at the port trucking company where he regularly hauled goods out of the Long Beach and Los Angeles ports for two years...

Feb 4th, Tuesday at 5PM Living Wage Vote at City Council

Jan. 31, 2014 / By
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Editor’s Note: From the Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs  & a Healthy Community Newsletter

On Tuesday, the Long Beach City Council will decide whether or not to vote YES on a living wage policy that would ensure companies with new contracts with the city would pay their food-service and retail workers at the Long Beach Airport & Convention Center a livable wage ($13/hour, 5 paid sick days, and 100% tip protection). ..

Ramona Gardens’ residents benefit from ‘fruteros’

Dec. 30, 2013 / By
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Creative Commons/ Flickr user maxclever

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The old blue pick-up truck with the custom-made display case attached to its bed slowly makes its way up the street...

Why Workers Are Striking: Prosperity Hasn’t Trickled Down

Dec. 20, 2013 / By
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New America Media, Commentary, Li Lovett

In my teens I’d never delivered the paper, flipped a burger, or worked at Walmart...

Floridians Fight for LGBT Workplace Rights

Nov. 29, 2013 / By
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Florida Courier/New America Media, News Report, Penny Dickerson

Gay rights took a leap forward when the U.S...

Minimum Wage Workers Deserve Higher Pay, But Also Respect

Nov. 23, 2013 / By
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Yaveth Gomez • Silicon Valley De-Bug

San Jose and the rest of California increased the minimum wage...

Q&A: Restaurant Workers Movement is Just Beginning

Sep. 3, 2013 / By
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New America Media, Question & Answer, Viji Sundaram

Ed. Note: Hundreds of fast food workers from about 60 cities nationwide struck work Aug...

Q&A: Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies – A Doctor’s Journey among Migrant Farmworkers

Jul. 1, 2013 / By
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New America Media, Question & Answer, Viji Sundaram

above photo: Seth Holmes and children in a village in Oaxaca, Mexico...

It’s Time for a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

Jun. 11, 2013 / By
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Domestic workers labor in the shadows without basic labor protections. Please sign to support the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights to recognize and respect those who do the work that makes all other work possible every day...