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This report outlines the failed strategies the City of Long Beach took toward investing in tourism without ensuring this investment of public dollars produced good jobs. The report then makes suggestions for address the problem.
The Clean Truck Program at the Port of Los Angeles was designed to make the trucks at the city's ports more environmentally friendly. The Program reduced emmisions at the port drastically. Importantly, the project was designed such that it do not allow port companies to shift the costs of the truck upgrades on to the drivers.
An ordinance adding Article 6 to Chapter XVIII of the Los Angeles Municipal Code requiring a minimum wage for hotel workers and repealing Article 4 of Chapter X of the Los Angeles Municipal Code. The City has made significant financial investments to create a climate that has allowed the hospitality industry to thrive in Los Angeles. For example, the City assists in providing and maintaining free public tourist attractions and in helping to build and maintain the public transportation system that carries visitors around the City, including to and from hotels. The City's investments have helped the hospitality industry, which has enjoyed three consecutive years of growth, achieve an occupancy rate of 78 percent (far better than the national average of 62 percent) and a "revenue per room available" rate of $111 — a 14 year high for Los Angeles. Because hotels receive benefits from City assets and investments and because the City and its tourist industry benefit from hotels with experienced and content workers with low turnover, it is fair and reasonable that hotels pay their employees a fair wage. It will benefit the local economy and benefit City visitors, residents and businesses.
An ordinance adding Article 4 to Chapter X of the Los Angeles Municipal Code to create an Airport Hospitality Enhancement Zone. By way of this ordinance, the City seeks to improve and encourage the continuing growth and development of the business community in the Century Boulevard Corridor, while simultaneously improving the welfare of service workers at LAX-area hotels by ensuring that they receive decent compensation for the work they perform. This ordinance provides for an investment in the workers, the local businesses, and the City at large by setting forth a plan that supports the labor and business communities located in the area adjacent to LAX.
An ordinance adding Article 4 to Chapter XViii of the Los Angeles Municipal Code to require LA-area hotels to pass along service charges to those hotel service workers who render the services for which the charges are collected.
This report analyized the potential impact of the proposed LA and Long Beach Clean Truck Programs. They how that these programs would not only imporve the environment but would also have large financial benefits for the truck drivers and their communtieis.
This report evaluates the enivronmental, economic, and labor impact of the Port of Los Angeles Clean Truck Program which resulted in a massive reduction in diesel emissions. The report finds the program was expertly designed to reduce emissions without putting the bulk of the burden on vulnerable low wage truck drivers.
This report outlines the missed potential to create good job in LA's toursim industry in the under utilized Century Boulevard section of the city. Focuses on local poverty and poverty wage jobs at area hotels connected to the airport.
This report discusses the progress of the Utility Pre-Craft Trainee (UPCT) program since its launch in 2011. The UPCT program, jointly operated by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 18, is an earn-and-learn, pre-apprenticeship training program in which entry-level trainees work full time weatherizing homes and small businesses while learning skills and preparing for civil service exams and career opportunities in the utility. Trainees receive $16 per hour plus health and retirement benefits, considerably better compensation than most entry-level workers earn for weatherization work, and are union members represented by IBEW Local 18. In addition to classroom training, trainees receive on-the-job training to install energy efficiency measures for LADWP’s Home Energy Improvement Program1 and Small Business Direct Install program,2 as well as solar installations on properties owned by LADWP. Trainees also rotate through the water, power, and support services sides of the utility to gain broad exposure and try out different types of work before selecting a career path.
LAANE report outlining an equitable growth strategy for LA County following the 2008 recession built around good jobs targeted towards communities facing the greatest disadvantage