By Angel Jennings, Los Angeles Times February 20, 2013, 9:05 p.m.
While working at Hollywood Park Casino, Tafere Haileselassie has been able to achieve what some say is the American Dream.
The Ethiopian immigrant said he put his two children through college and bought a house in the Crenshaw district, all on the tips and minimum-wage salary he earned as a porter at the Inglewood card club.
The Huffington Post | By Glennisha Morgan Posted: 02/14/2013 4:04 pm EST | Updated: 02/14/2013 4:42 pm EST
Things aren’t looking too bright for the prestigious Beverly Hills Hotel.
On Feb. 13, a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocacy activists organized a boycott of the hotel, linking the popular lodging destination’s owner to “state-sponsored homophobia”...
In 2012, Local 11 had some great victories. We added 1,500 new members to our union, we won a Living Wage ordinance in Long Beach, we signed 28 new contracts, and we helped get President Obama re-elected in Nevada. Yes, there's still work to be done, but let's celebrate and be proud of our achievements. ¡Sí se puede!
This morning Pomona food workers, students, and clergy led a delegation to the Pomona administration a year after the College fired 17 immigrant workers. Sixteen of the fired employees worked in the dining halls, where they had been organizing to form a union since 2010. The firings came as a result of a campus-wide document check that was not prompted by any federal agency or law.
By Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times December 6, 2012
Airport food in L.A. has been so bad for so long it's no longer brought up in polite society. Only at LAX could the 2010 arrival of Pink's hot dogs — and God love 'em, I know I do — have been welcomed like Moses coming down off the mountain.
"It's like the smog: Why complain? Everybody knows," chef Mark Peel told me last week.