Bobbi Murray: Every week Los Angeles workers get held up for $26.2 million through unpaid overtime, being pressured to work through unpaid breaks or off the clock; some employees are simply shortchanged on their hours or pay.
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Vivian Rothstein: We must invest resources in the state and local water infrastructure, expanding storage and building in smart capacities such as water monitors. In the process we’ll be creating jobs for Californians.
Peter Laarman: Criminal justice reform groups sttate shared concerns to newly-elected LA county supervisors and sheriff, call for a turn toward “smart justice” in wake of Prop 47.
Cheryl Dorsey: Eric Frein and Christopher Dorner both appeared to have pre-planned their attacks. Both were considered armed and dangerous. Both killed law enforcement officers in a cold-blooded and calculated manner. But only one was “ordered to lie face down and was handcuffed.”
Joe Mathews: Angelenos don’t need a distracting, wasteful, and financially risky team.
Vivian Rothstein: Many major American cities are stepping into that pro-active, Roosevelt role; new minimum wage laws have been passed, proposed or are being discussed in communities across the nation.
Cheryl Dorsey: Errant police officers who have been found guilty of serious misconduct at a Board of Rights hearing have routinely been allowed to leave the department, in the middle of the night, under a cloud of mystery and suspicion. This is part of the LAPD culture.
Rosemary Jenkins: It is just counterintuitive that our economy can grow if people have no money to spend! Earn more, spend more–on housing, cars, food, clothing, all of which then generates more jobs at the retail level, manufacturing, construction, and so forth.
Larry Wines: One obvious red flag is that Live Nation’s proposal includes a new “Greek Theatre Community Trust” — a fund controlled by Live Nation — “for the purpose of irrevocably receiving funds generated through a ‘special ticket sales program.'”
Joe Mathews: You take our money. You cause massive traffic jams. And you don’t pay attention to our biggest problems.
Jasmyne Cannick: As an African-American in Los Angeles, I believe in fighting police misconduct wherever it rears its ugly head here in the Southland, but this ain’t a case of it.
Bobbi Murray: The Los Angeles City Council is expected to soon take up an introductory motion that would raise compensation for more than half a million employees throughout the city now laboring at California’s minimum $9 hourly standard.
Joe Rihn: Amid cheers from labor and community supporters, 12 of the 15 Los Angeles City Council members voted Wednesday in favor of an ordinance that will raise the minimum wage for workers in large hotels to $15.37 per hour.