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Labor protests proposed Chinatown Walmart

June 30, 2012
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A few thousand union members marched through Chinatown today to protest Walmart’s labor practices and its proposed retail store in the neighborhood. The march was led by Walmart employees who were joined by truck drivers, janitors, warehouse workers and others. Borrowing language from the occupy movement, demonstrators held signs saying “Wal-Mart: How the 1%...
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Demonstrators rally in support of education, social services

October 8, 2010
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The Los Angeles March 4th Committee to Defend Public Education and Social Services demonstrated yesterday against layoffs and budget cuts. Although a local action, it was coordinated with similar events around the nation and conducted in solidarity with international movements. Assembling in front of the LA Unified School District building in downtown, they marched...
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Metro rail plan raises concerns for bus union

August 25, 2010
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On Aug. 13, the steps of City Hall were the stage for an AFL-CIO rally. With high unemployment and an ailing economy, workers demanded their government help create badly needed jobs. A proposed solution advocated at the rally is the so-called “30/10 Initiative,” a plan that calls for the completion of 30 years worth...
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Workers rally for jobs on steps of City Hall

August 13, 2010
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Workers from a myriad of unions gathered in front of City Hall today to demand that government fix the ailing economy through jobs creation. Sheet metal workers, sprinkler fitters, boiler workers, film workers, electricians and iron workers, to name a few, stood on City Hall’s south lawn and chanted “We want jobs.” They were...
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