Barack Obama’s nomination of Penny Pritzker as Commerce Secretary was a poke in the eye of the American labor movement. The niece of the founder … read more.
Pastor Nestor Gerente welcomed the overflow audience of nearly 350 Long Beach activists at last week’s People’s State of the City gathering and said, … read more.
On Sunday the Los Angeles Times published a story about the important successes of campaigns to pass local minimum wage and living wage laws. … read more.
Sustainable economies are built on good jobs. If people don’t earn enough money, they can’t keep the economy growing by buying goods and services. … read more.
(The following appeal comes from the Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs and Healthy Communities.) On November 6, Long Beach voters overwhelmingly approved a minimum … read more.
As the economy slowly rebounds, we need to ask what kind of recovery we want in Los Angeles. Experts point to tourism as a … read more.
Every year I watch A Christmas Carol on TV to remind myself not to give in to the frustrations born of shopping, traffic and rushing … read more.
A year or so ago, while picking up socks off of the living room floor, and considering the innumerable tasks of being a single parent, … read more.
Looking back on the eight weeks of the Long Beach living wage campaign, I could write about the conversations with voters, or the discovery … read more.
(On November 6, Long Beach became one of three cities in the country to pass minimum wage ballot measures, and the only one to guarantee … read more.
Two thousand workers who clean the rooms and serve the food at hotels in Long Beach, California had special cause for celebration election night. … read more.
Something extraordinary happened Tuesday in Long Beach. A city long dominated by an ideologically driven business sector and marked by token community participation, embraced … read more.
(This opinion piece first appeared in today's Los Angeles Times.) The U.S. economy has turned a corner. The national unemployment rate hit a post-recession … read more.
Seven million dollars may not sound like a lot to some large corporations, but that amount of money brought into the Long Beach economy … read more.
According to filings from the Long Beach City Clerk, hotels and hotel corporations are the only donors to the campaign against Measure N, the … read more.
The opponents of the proposed Long Beach Living Wage are just getting organized. They’ve run an ad on Craigslist offering “a very competitive hourly … read more.
“Hi. I’m a volunteer with the We Buy Local campaign here in Long Beach.” So begins the conversation with undecided voters about the Long Beach … read more.
Last week Long Beach community members who have been working on a citywide hotel worker living wage campaign got the word that their proposed … read more.
As the proud parent of a precocious four-year-old, I am often inspired and energized by my daughter’s inquisitive spirit and desire to take things … read more.