Posts Tagged as "workers"

How Uber & Lyft Are Forcing Local Taxi Drivers To Make A Change

Apr. 24, 2015 / By
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As transport apps like Uber and Lyft continue to grow in popularity, they have been giving relentless competition to taxi companies and Long Beach taxi drivers have been feeling the pinch.

Wage Theft Still at Large, Truck Drivers Say

Apr. 1, 2015 / By
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Imagine working long days and not coming home with enough money to support your family. This is the reality for more than 50,000 misclassified port truck drivers nationwide.

Hundreds Protest At Walmart In Long Beach On Black Friday

Dec. 8, 2014 / By
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Protestors join Walmart workers on strike on Black Friday to protest poor wages and working conditions in Long Beach.

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...

What A Low Wage Worker Looks Like In Long Beach

Jun. 3, 2014 / By
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[Ed. Note] VoiceWaves interviewed three low-wage workers in Long Beach to talk about the daily struggles they face trying to provide for their families, as well as a community organizer with Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs and a Healthy Community...

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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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...

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...

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...

Celebrate: Hyatt Hotel Workers Unionize in Long Beach!

Apr. 19, 2013 / By
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From a newsletter sent by the LB Coalition for Good Jobs and a Healthy Community

Last week, a four year boycott of the Hyatt Regency Long Beach officially ended when workers voted to have Unite Here Local 11 represent them as a bargaining unit within both Hyatt Regency Long Beach and Hyatt the Pike Long Beach. ..