Archive for September 2011

History made. The MTA board approves project labor agreement.

[vsw id="29700661" source="vimeo" width="600" height="350" autoplay="no"]Workers in Los Angeles County witnessed a historic victory, when the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board voted in favor of negotiating an agency-wide Project Labor Agreement (PLA) and Construction Careers Policy (CCP). Both initiatives, authored by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, ensure targeted hiring for […]

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CicLAvia returns to Los Angeles

  On Sunday, October 9, CicLAvia returns to Los Angeles for its third year allowing the public to stroll through a 10.5 mile stretch without cars, vans, or buses.  CicLAvia invites Los Angeles residents to forget about traveling in a car, bus, or on a motorcycle, and […]

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Worker Profile: Nathan Covington

[vsw id="29113737" source="vimeo" width="600" height="344" autoplay="no"] As a demolition team member for the construction of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital and second district native and current resident, Nathan Covington feels like life is going his way again.  Being a part of the demolition crew gives […]

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Supervisor honored at PVJOBS annual luncheon

Playa Vista Job Opportunities and Business Services (PVJOBS) brought together over 500 labor, business and community leaders to honor top workers and supporters at its annual Recognition Luncheon at the Cathedral Plaza in downtown Los Angeles.  This year was titled “Building New Careers & New Lives.” PVJOBS […]

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Push for local jobs in the second district

Support a Project Labor Agreement for the Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Line at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority meeting on September 22, 2011. The Metro Board of Directors will vote on a proposal to establish an agency-wide Project Labor Agreement (PLA) to implement the new Construction Careers […]

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Push for local jobs in the second district

Support a Project Labor Agreement for the Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Line at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority meeting on September 22, 2011. The Metro Board of Directors will vote on a proposal to establish an agency-wide Project Labor Agreement (PLA) to implement the new Construction Careers […]

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It’s official. Construction for phase 2 of the Expo line begins.

Shovels in hand and hard hats on, the nine member Expo board punctured the dirt commencing the construction of Phase 2 of the Expo Line. The groundbreaking of Phase 2 initiates construction for the portion of the Expo Line that will run from Culver City to Santa […]

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It’s official. Construction for phase II of the Expo line begins.

Shovels in hand and hard hats on, the nine member Expo board punctured the dirt commencing the construction of Phase 2 of the Expo Line. The groundbreaking of Phase 2 initiates construction for the portion of the Expo Line that will run from Culver City to Santa […]

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Agreement to Reduce Oil Drilling in LA Is a Win for Public Health

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By Joel Reynolds & Mark Ridley-Thomas Oil is at the center of our daily lives; it fuels our cars, powers our airplanes and is embedded in the plastics and other products we use day in and out. Its excavation is the stuff of tall tales, with “gushers” […]

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Thousands attend job fair in search of work

[vsw id="28651403" source="vimeo" width="600" height="344" autoplay="no"] More than 5,000 job seekers headed down to the job fair at the Crenshaw Christian Center in South Los Angeles in search of work. The job fair hosted by members of the Congressional Black Caucus, was the last stop on the “For […]

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