On July 1st, 2016 a new minimum wage will go into effect in the city of Los Angeles as well as the enactment of the Los Angeles Wage Enforcement Division Ordinance. In celebration of this major victory in for worker justice in Los Angeles, the LIFT fund will publish a series of blogs featuring LIFT worker center grantees, labor and research partners who worked together to make this happen.
We begin our blog series with Victor Narro of the UCLA Labor Center who writes that “[m]any organizers and worker leaders emerged as dirigentes populares. Their interconnectedness with each other created meaningful heart-to-heart connection. They became interwoven – themselves, their lives, the workers from their respective worker centers and what they were striving to accomplish. They reached a level of what Mohandas Gandhi referred to as “radical solidarity.”
You can read Victor Narro’s full blog post HERE. Also, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter so you can read upcoming blog post by Maegan Ortiz, Director of IDEPSCA, Flor Rodriguez, Director of CLEAN Carwash Campaign, Kokayi Kwa Jitahidi, Policy Director at the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO among others. LIFT will also release a video featuring some of our esteemed bloggers and documenting their work towards this victory… stay tuned!