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L.A. Hotel Workers Celebrate Higher Pay, Leaving Poverty

L.A. Hotel Workers Celebrate Higher Pay, Leaving Poverty

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. The measure will apply to hotels with 300 rooms or more beginning in July 2015, and expand [...]
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Racial Divide Plagues Education, Calif. Study RevealsSAN DIEGO (AP) — Black elementary school students in California missed more school last year than children from any other group, including the homeless, according to findings from a study released Friday that mirror national research from the U.S. Education Department. Taken together the findings show that racial disparities in American education — from access [...]
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Millions Win Paid Sick Leave Under New Calif. LawFamilies, labor advocates and national leaders are celebrating a new California state law that provides paid sick leave to up to 6.5 million workers, including fast-food employees, farmworkers and domestic workers. Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, which covers about 40 percent of the Golden State’s workforce, [...]
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An ‘Un-Organization’ Thrives to ‘De-Bug’ the SystemI was in San Antonio the week the Spurs won the 2014 NBA championship. The fans’ rallying cry, “Built Not Bought,” was a comment on their competitors, the Miami Heat, which had famously acquired some of the NBA’s best players with the goal of winning multiple championships. Yet, despite what some saw as a talent discrepancy [...]
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Farmworker Challenges GOP’s No. 2 Leader in the HouseWASHINGTON (AP) — Raul Garcia has a question for Kevin McCarthy, the House’s No. 2 Republican: “While we are waiting for you on immigration reform, who should be harvesting America’s food?” It’s a provocative query and the foundation of Garcia’s long-shot challenge to McCarthy, a four-term incumbent who rose to power after another GOP leader [...]
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‘Deceitful’ Immigration Practices to End Because of LawsuitSAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities must revamp their practices to ensure Mexicans accused of living in the country illegally are properly informed of their right to a hearing before an immigration judge, according to a lawsuit settlement made public Wednesday. The federal lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union in Los [...]
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Hourly Wage of $11.50 Prevails in San Diego – AgainIn a vote watched nationwide by supporters of working families, the San Diego City Council reiterated its backing on Monday of higher wages, the right to earned sick time and a better life in “America’s Finest City.” Councilmembers overrode Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s veto of an ordinance calling for the hourly wage to eventually climb to [...]
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