A worker checks in at the welcome booth for the LA Worker Center Network Resilience Fair.

Worker Network Celebrates Resilience at Resource Fair

Worker Network Celebrates Resilience at Resource Fair Last Tuesday, the UCLA Labor Center joined its partners in the recently formed “Los Angeles Worker Center Network” (the Network) to host a Legal & Wellness Fair in Grand Park. Attended by hundreds of immigrant and low-wage workers, the event celebrated a year of resilience since Inauguration Day…

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La Opinion: Feria de recursos legales busca empoderar a la comunidad

Diversas organizaciones se reúnen en Grand Park bajo el lema de ‘Un año de Resistencia’ Una coalición de organizaciones proinmigrantes y sindicatos de trabajadores se reunieron ayer para ofrecer su primera feria de recursos legales y bienestar para la comunidad en Grand Park, en el centro de Los Ángeles Bajo el lema “Un Año de…

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Group 1 Discuss the Coalitions Future

Worker Assembly Trains Community, Workers, and Labor Advocates

September 14, 2016 — This September the LA Coalition Against Wage Theft gathered together member leaders, workers, community advocates, and organizers to review changes in the city since the passing of the landmark wage theft ordinance. Over 30 participants came together at the Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance to review the powers of two new, local…

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Mayor Garcetti, Supervisor Solis Join Workers to Celebrate New Wage Theft Protections and $15/hr!

July 1, 2016 — The Los Angeles Coalition Against Wage Theft held a city wide resource fair to celebrate the first increase to $15/hr and host wage theft intake clinics with LA workers. The fair took place in the center of downtown at Grand Park. Workers and community based organizations in the coalition were joined…

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General Coalition Meeting

The Coalition Convenes to Celebrate

June 3, 2016 — This month the Los Angeles Coalition Against Wage Theft invited members of the group to share in a celebration of key policy changes in the city. Since the minimum wage raise in 2015, the coalition organized successfully for stronger local wage theft protections. During the meeting the coalition received a briefing…

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Several worker centers and community leaders gather on the steps of City Hall's South Lawn

Workers React to Mayor Garcetti’s Proposed Funding for the Office of Wage Standards

April 20, 2016 — Dozens of workers, community members, and labor leaders rallied outside of City Hall to to react as Mayor Garcetti delivered the 2016-2017 proposed budget for the city of Los Angeles. The budget proposed funding for the new Office of Wage Standards, charged with ending wage theft in the city. The mayor’s…

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Workers rally at a pop-up art gallery before hearing

LA Workers Remain Vigilant on Funding for the Office of Wage Standards

March 16, 2016 — The Bureau of Contract Administration (BCA) gathered to present their findings on the staffing and funding needs for the Office of Wage Standards. The office is charged with ending wage theft in Los Angeles and scheduled to open July 1, 2016. In honor of women’s history month, members, workers, and community…

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Flying Pig

The Flying Pig was a popular food truck that owner Joe Kim expanded into a brick and mortar restaurant in Little Tokyo. Unfortunately, Kim did not pay his workers for their work. Last October, the State Labor Commissioner determined that four cooks and servers were owed over $20,000 for unpaid wages and overtime, as well…

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Photos and Videos from Virtual Day of Action

At the recent February 12th Los Angeles Wage Theft Coalition action, workers, community members, and labor leaders demonstrated at City Hall and shared their stories through social media. Dondi Manzon was one of the many workers outside City Hall. Demonstrators sang and chanted. Equipped with oversized colorful hearts and chocolates, a group of workers delivered…

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Minimum Wage Needs Enforcement

From March 24 to April 2, 2015, hundreds of workers, tenants, small business owners, religious leaders and students attended hearings of the LA City Council Economic Development Committee to emphasize that wage and hour enforcement is a critical part of any effort to raise the minimum wage. Elia Reyes knows this reality all too well.…

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