Dozens of Uber and Lyft drivers will descend on El Monte City Hall to call on the City of El Monte to establish a $30/hour Living Wage Ordinance for rideshare drivers within city boundaries.
Last week, both Uber and Lyft attempted to pressure drivers by using empty promises and scare tactics into opposing Assembly Bill 5, legislation that would expand rights and protections for drivers in California through mass emails and in-app push notifications. The petition language threatens drivers with less flexibility should the legislation pass.
City of Oxnard frontline workers are coming out to say no to cuts that will eliminate or weaken vital cultural arts programs like the Carnegie Art Museum, the Performing Arts Center, the library in La Colonia and La Colonia Boxing Gym. These important programs serve the most vulnerable residents in our community.
The spending plan, which proposes cutting over $6 million from cultural programming and public works, will shutter several of the city’s cultural landmarks, scale back community programming, and layoff nearly 30 City employees. The proposed cuts come after years of financial mismanagement by City leaders, who now aim to right the ship by cutting programs and services Oxnard residents depend on.
The cuts to staff and services are being made at the insistence of Huron Consulting, a private firm that has been paid nearly $10 million in taxpayer funds to essentially recommend cuts to services that benefit taxpayers and the general public.
The Uber hub take-over will be followed by a “Motor March” to a South L.A. McDonald’s restaurant. During the “Motor March,” Uber and Lyft employees will drive behind a large procession of L.A. fast food workers, child care providers, home care workers and janitors who are all part of the “Fight for $15” movement.
LA City lifeguards and San Fernando Valley community leaders are coming together to condemn the Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks for turning a blind-eye to lifeguard’s concerns over the water quality at the Hansen Dam Aquatic Center.
A broad coalition of students, academia and various Los Angeles community groups will take their Tent City at the University of Southern California (USC) directly into campus late Thursday morning.
Since popping up Saturday, the Tent City has been buzzing with activity, with participants holding a community mass on Palm Sunday, listening sessions with local politicians, and tenants’ rights workshops and legal clinics for residents affected by the rapid gentrification of South Los Angeles at the hands of USC’s civic leaders. The action has drawn elected officials and prominent community leaders from across Southern California and beyond, including Former Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Pastor William Smart, President and CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
The Tent City at the Trojans’ famous Trousdale Parkway entrance first appeared with the start of the “Los Angeles Times-USC Festival of Books” this past Saturday, where organizers unveiled their demands to incoming President Dr. Carol Holt, and asked her to meet with them directly. It has transformed into an epicenter of activism for Angelenos fed up with destructive effects of policies pushed by USC’s leaders – both on campus and off. Participants have promised the Tent City will remain at the University’s gates until the coalition’s demands are met.