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Port Driver Efforts Show the Long, Hard Fight for Justice

James P. Hoffa | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Over the last 18 months, port truck drivers at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have dramatically escalated their decades-long struggle against trucking companies.

Footwear Giant Skechers Can Run, but It Can't Hide From Abusive Labor Practices

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Peter Dreier

A report released Wednesday by the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) exposes the huge gap between Skechers' carefully crafted image as a hip retailer and the reality of a company for whom truck drivers and warehouse workers labor under harsh, stressful, and exploitative conditions.

Wal-Mart Coming To Chinatown: Good Jobs Or Bad Jobs? Wal-Mart In Chinatown?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.27.2012 | Los Angeles

Wal-Mart is coming to the unlikeliest of LA neighborhoods: Chinatown. But the historic, cultural neighborhood bustling with small vendors will not ...

CA Supreme Court Upholds LA Law Protecting Grocery Workers | Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times | Posted 09.18.2011 | Los Angeles

Reporting from San Francisco— Laws passed by California cities to protect labor when businesses change hands received a boost Monday from the Califo...

LAANE Event To Promote Community Giving, Social Participation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The late senator Ted Kennedy once said that LAANE "changed the lives of countless families in Southern California." He was talking about the Los Angel...