Posts Tagged ‘los angeles’

Aug
2016
23

Makes a Lot of Cents: Tiny L.A. Sales Tax Increase Would Spur Infrastructure, Transit Spending

Makes a Lot of Cents: Tiny L.A. Sales Tax Increase Would Spur Infrastructure, Transit Spending
  Earlier this month, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a ballot initiative that, if passed in November, would see major investments in public transit and highway infrastructure spending. Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (Metro) Measure M, officially called the “Los Angeles...
May
2016
13

PLA Signed for New L.A. Soccer Stadium; 1200 Jobs Expected During Construction

PLA Signed for New L.A. Soccer Stadium; 1200 Jobs Expected During Construction
  The Los Angeles City Council has approved a privately funded, 22,000 seat, $250 million soccer-specific stadium to house Major League Soccer’s expansion Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC).  The project will be the biggest and most expensive soccer-only project in MLS history. As part of their plan, LAFC announced a Project Labor Agreement...
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Jul
2015
14

That Hertz: Class Action at Rental Co. is Prime Example of L.A.’s Wage Theft Explosion

That Hertz: Class Action at Rental Co. is Prime Example of L.A.'s Wage Theft Explosion
  In California, car rental giant Hertz is facing a wage theft lawsuit wherein employees claim the company failed to pay overtime while making them skip lunch and rest breaks, and asked them to work off the clock. Among the accusers is Chalissa Johnson, a single mother to special needs child, whose lawyers filed the [&hellip...
Jun
2015
11

Funding for New L.A. Law Questioned: “We need enforcement now. There’s wage theft now.”

Funding for New L.A. Law Questioned:
  As the Los Angeles City Council looks to create a new office to enforce local wage laws as part of its minimum wage hike plan, many experts want to know how they will fund it.  The council has approved $500,000 to be used to hire five analysts for the new office by July 1st.  [&hellip...
Jul
2014
3

L.A. Workers Flood City Hall Streets, Protest Predatory Bank Fees, Rising Share of Health Care Costs

L.A. Workers Flood City Hall Streets, Protest Predatory Bank Fees, Rising Share of Health Care Costs
  With their contracts expiring at midnight, city workers in Los Angeles flooded the streets around city hall in protest on Tuesday. Secretaries, 911 dispatchers, traffic controllers, sanitation workers and members of local community groups led by the Fix LA Coalition gathered to oppose predatory fees the city pays to Wall Street banks.  The...
Jun
2014
3

City of L.A. Sues JPMorgan for Systematically Steering Minorities Into Foreclosure

City of L.A. Sues JPMorgan for Systematically Steering Minorities Into Foreclosure
  The City of Los Angeles has filed a lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase alleging the financial titan steered minority borrowers into homes they could not afford, triggering a foreclosure wave whose effects can still be felt in the city today.  The lawsuit cites a report conducted by a low-income advocacy group that claims the mortgage [&hellip...