How the One Percent Spends Its Money

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Vivin Rothstein: While the No on Measure N campaign charges that the living wage measure is backed by outsiders from Los Angeles, 66 percent of its money has come from hotel corporate centers in Oklahoma and Kentucky.

Living Wages Would Boost Long Beach’s Economy

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Vivian Rothstein: Most Long Beach hotel workers live, work and shop in the city. And if the hotel living wage passes, they’ll have more money to put into the Long Beach economy.

Supercharging Tourism in Los Angeles

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Maria Loya: As Los Angeles begins to capture more tourist dollars, and the industry continues to thrive, thousands of hotel workers and their families will also benefit.

LA’s Offer to Its Occupiers

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Paulina Gonzalez: What if Occupy locked arms with community groups and announced its refusal to move unless the city extends and agrees to enforce the moratorium on the eviction of tenants in bank-controlled foreclosed properties?

The City of Second Chances

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Julie Gutman: On Labor Day, Let’s Celebrate L.A.’s Status as a Bastion of Human, Immigrant and Workers’ Rights

The Assault on Labor: Protecting Worker Rights

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Workers and voters concerned with the increasing attacks on labor should participate in the panel discussion “Assault on Labor” on Tuesday, July 12th, 7 p.m. at Neighborhood Church in Pasadena.

Trump Slams Immigrants Who ‘Never Ever Achieved Anything’

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Andrea Nill: Over the past month, real estate mogul Donald Trump has made quite a name for himself as a right-wing birther.

Thousands March in LA to Demand Good Jobs

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Caroline O’Connor: On Saturday, March 26, more than 20,000 people took to the streets of downtown L.A. to demand good jobs and stand with workers in Wisconsin and other states who are fighting to protect collective bargaining. This was the largest action led by L.A. labor in recent history.

Thousands of Unite Here Disney Workers and Clergy March on Disneyland

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As Disney knows, It’s a Small World. And if the company undermines the health coverage for 2300 UNITE HERE Local 11 workers, they may find their parks resembling a modern day FrontierLand.

Keeping Hope – and Housing – Alive in LA

Wall Street is in meltdown. Banks are collapsing. Developers can’t get loans to build homes. Housing values are plummeting. Millions of Americans are facing foreclosure.

Bridges, Not Walls

Bridges not Walls

Some African-Americans, many of which are longtime loyal Democrats, believe immigration is hurting US workers, focusing primarily on undocumented workers

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