Labor News


It’s official! LA City Council votes hike in minimum wage to $15

On July 1, 2016, the minimum wage will go up to $10.50, and continue to increase gradually until 2020, when it hits $15 an hour.


Los Angeles raising minimum wage to $15 by 2020

"Our city has taken a much-needed, significant step toward lifting hundreds of thousands of people out of poverty."


In terms of minimum wage, California city races to the top

Emeryville, Calif. is putting its minimum wage on track to become the highest in the nation.


Today in history: Dolores Huerta is born in 1930

In 1962, Dolores Huerta and César Chávez launched the National Farm Workers Association; Huerta's organizing skills were essential to its growth.


Growers move to gut California’s farm labor law

Gerawan Farming, one of the country's largest growers, is challenging the law that makes farm workers' union rights enforceable. 


28 arrested so far in sit-down strikes at California Walmarts

The group was joined by hundreds of Californians who rallied outside the store in Pico Rivera, the site of the first Walmart strikes in 2012.


Trumka backs measure to limit crimes classified as felonies

He stressed that mass incarceration of people of color is not a result of a higher crime rate, but of laws that criminalize a whole class of people.


Today in labor history: Steinbeck wins Pulitzer for "The Grapes of Wrath"

The book combines simple, plainspoken language and compelling plot with rich description, one of Steinbeck's most effective works of social commentary.


Fast food workers' strike is "March on Corporate America"

At yesterday's fast food workers strike, Rep. Barbara Lee told workers, " There's no way workers should have to work for minimum wage and still have to rely on food stamps, Section 8 and Medicaid."


Calif. unions target Republicans on immigration reform

Thousands rallied outside the office of Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., in support of a comprehensive immigration policy.

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