Ned Resnikoff, MSNBC, The ED Show 1:09 pm on 11/20/2012
They’re calling it the “New Arizona.” A once deep red state is now turning violet, thanks in large part to the growing power of the state’s Latino vote. Though Arizona’s Republican Party still controls the governor’s office and most of the state’s congressional delegation, the most recent election suggests their power may soon fade. A new wave of solidly blue Latino voters is pushing the state toward what could be a significant political realignment.
November 7, 2012 | By Wesley Lowery | Los Angeles Times
A union-backed living wage measure for Long Beach hotel workers passed with more than 60% of the vote in Tuesday's election -- the third hotel worker living wage measure to pass in California.
With all precincts reporting, 63.22% of voters favored Measure N, which requires nonunionized hotels with more than 100 rooms to pay all workers at least $13 an hour, according to the Los Angeles County registrar-recorder/clerk's office.
By Sarah Jaffe, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, In These Times
During election season, we constantly hear candidates paying lip service to freedom as the highest American ideal. What we almost never hear, however, is a real discussion of the place most Americans have their freedoms curtailed: the workplace.
For example, look at the Hyatt Andaz hotel in West Hollywood, California. The hotel housekeepers, represented by UNITE HERE Local 11, have filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board over an electronic tracking system used to monitor their productivity.
Today we celebrate the second annual Food Day, a national day of action celebrating the movement toward a more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food system. A core priority of Food Day is to better “support fair working conditions for food and farm workers,” and food workers across the country are standing up to do just that.
Strike comes one week after workers filed class action lawsuit alleging wage and hour violations; participated in Fox 11 expose over guest conditions
LOS ANGELES, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 -- Employees of the Holiday Inn LAX walked off the job in a one-day strike, protesting the firing of two outspoken workers. Workers will picket and be available for interviews outside the hotel until 7 pm tonight. Photos available for reuse here.