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UCLA Labor Center Premieres I am a #YOUNGWORKER

Feb. 12, 2016 / By
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I am a #YOUNGWORKER intends to entertain diverse audiences of all ages and hopes to raise awareness about the challenges that have historically and currently impact young workers.

Long Beach Mayor Holds Café Chat with Residents

Feb. 9, 2016 / By
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The events allowed the mayor to share news about the city’s progress and gave residents the opportunity to share their concerns for the problems that remain.

Long Beach Minimum Wage Raise Clears Commission, Advances Towards Final Vote

Jan. 6, 2016 / By

Dozens of low-income working parents, nonprofits, researchers, and small business owners in support of raising the minimum wage attended the Long Beach Economic Development Commission hearing at Long Beach City Hall.

Cambodian Voices On The Local Impact Of Deportation

Dec. 22, 2015 / By
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The Khmer Girls in Action event 'Not Home for the Holidays' took place at McBride Park that day and held a discussion on the local impact of deportation. They shared ideas on how to keep families united.

Iraq Talks Back In Long Beach: Scholars Talk Popular Movements In Iraq

Dec. 9, 2015 / By
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The violence of war and its consequences in Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq have caused thousands of refugees to leave their home, but it all started in Iraq.

Mayor Garcia’s Economic Roundtable Draws Diverse Audience

Nov. 22, 2015 / By
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Low-wage restaurant workers to nonprofits, from small business owners to city officials were present to discuss raising the minimum wage to $15, enforcement, and sick day benefits.