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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.
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.
An ordinance amending Sections 10.37.1,10.37.2,10.37.3 and adding a new subsection (d) to Section 10.37.11 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code to provide certain covered airport workers with an increased health benefit payment and to additionally index such health benefit payment to correspond to changes in the Consumer Price Index and require a periodic review of the health benefit payment.
Residents, workers, and businesses from communities across Los Angeles are united in the Raise LA Coalition in an effort to ensure that the city’s largest and most profitable hotels support the communities in which they operate. Raise LA is advocating for City Council passage of a minimum wage for hotel workers. Establishing a minimum wage for workers in LA’s large hotels will directly address the problem of growing poverty in the city of Los Angeles and will stimulate our local economy by an estimated $71 million per year in increased local consumer spending and related economic activity. With the full recovery of the city’s lodging industry, hotels’ revenues at an all-time high, and the scheduled addition of thousands of new rooms to the city’s stock, there is an important opportunity today for LA’s large hotels to make necessary investments in improving workplace standards that will affect thousands of Angelenos working in one of the city’s largest low-wage sectors.
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
This report details a plan for LA to exapand its Living Wage Ordinance to include healthcare coverage for airport workers.