Friday, February 23, 2024

Tag: Los Angeles

‘Historic day for American unions:’ Los Angeles teachers strike earns victory...

"This fight was won with union power AND community power."

‘This was about the survival of public education:’ LA teachers claim...

Included in the agreement are pay increases for teachers, additional support staff in schools, smaller class sizes and the regulation of charter schools.

Nation’s largest school strike: 30,000 Los Angeles public-school teachers walkout

The strike follows months of failed negotiations between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the teachers union to reach a deal for smaller class sizes, increased support staff along with pay raises.

30,000 LA teachers ‘strike ready’ as district refuses to spend $1.86...

"A strike is not a first resort for anyone. It's a last resort – especially for teachers who are asked to do more with less every day. And enough is enough."

Breaking with Wall Street: LA puts it to the voters

The numbers are there to support the case for a city-owned bank, but a critical ingredient in effecting revolutionary change is finding the political will.

Progressive Briefing for Monday, September 3

Labor Day: When workers are recognized as human, $30 trillion to the richest white Americans, Los Angeles educators vote to strike, and more.

In a historic move, Los Angeles educators vote to strike

With corporations on a warpath to privatize schools, the future of public education is at stake across the country, and Los Angeles is ground zero for this struggle.

Accessible public transportation and housing, a need for people with disabilities...

“This holistic approach to actively identifying and incorporating the unique needs of individuals with disabilities helps ensure that everyone in our city is able to live vibrant, active lives.”

Family of innocent man awarded $14.35M settlement after deputies fatally shot...

"We are always striving to improve how we handle split-second life and death situations in an effort to prevent similar tragedies from occurring.”

A public bank for Los Angeles? City Council puts it to...

California legislators exploring the public bank option may be breaking not just from Wall Street, but from the Federal Reserve.

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Chaco Canyon’s future: a pledge for environmental justice and tribal rights

Amid environmental concerns and cultural significance, the Honoring Chaco Initiative aims to transform the Greater Chaco Landscape, but real progress remains in limbo.

Diet’s hidden dangers: Unveiling PFAS in everyday foods

A groundbreaking study reveals how processed meats, teas, and restaurant meals could be stealthily elevating PFAS levels in our bodies, shedding light on the unseen chemical consequences of our dietary choices.

Biden administration’s strict anti-migrant policies spark outcry

"Within a badly broken immigration system, the humanitarian assistance provided by Annunciation House is one of the few things that works well. We in El Paso stand with the faith leaders and volunteers who lead this work and make us proud to call this border community our home."

Capital One announces plan to buy Discover

Capital One announced a definitive agreement under which the company will acquire Discover in an all-stock transaction valued at $35.3 billion.

Supreme Court weighs EPA’s smog plan in historic environmental case

In a pivotal hearing, the Supreme Court deliberates on the EPA's cross-state smog control strategy, with far-reaching implications for public health and air quality nationwide."