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Major 'Milestone' for Workers as California Judge Rules Uber and Lyft Must Classify Drivers as Employees

"This is a resounding victory for thousands of Uber and Lyft drivers who are working hard—and, in this pandemic, incurring risk every day—to provide for their families."

Jessica Corbett ·


Citing Covid Threat, LA Public Schools—2nd Largest District in US—Won't Resume In-Person Teaching This Fall

"The skyrocketing infection rates of the past few weeks make it clear the pandemic is not under control."

Andrea Germanos ·


Protests Over George Floyd's Killing Met With Curfews, Police Crackdowns, and National Guard Troops Across US

In Los Angeles, City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson said, "Our fear is real that additional law enforcement will only further violence against people of color."

Jessica Corbett ·


"Massive Explosion in Downtown LA" Leaves Buildings Afire: Developing

"Major smoke screen, ash is raining for blocks."

Eoin Higgins ·


As Gig Workers Struggle Amid Outbreak, California Sues Lyft and Uber for Refusing to Classify Drivers as Employees

"Californians who drive for Uber and Lyft lack basic worker protections... Sometimes it takes a pandemic to shake us into realizing what that really means and who suffers the consequences."

Jessica Corbett ·


'We Have to Get a Climate President in Office': Jane Fonda Says Bernie Sanders Is the Only Climate Candidate

The actor and activist's comments came ahead of a Fire Drill Friday rally focused on environmental racism in the Los Angeles Harbor area.

Jessica Corbett ·


Fire Drill Fridays Take L.A.

Catastrophic climate change is not coming in fifty or one hundred years. It’s upon us now.

Rev. John Dear ·


Climate Justice Movement Joins Forces With Entertainment Industry at Fire Drill Fridays to Take on Big Oil in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the perfect city to host the launch of Fire Drill Fridays in California—where our "West Coast" image of environmental progressivism clashes with the reality of a city still grappling with its relationship to the fossil fuel industry.

Martha Argüello ·


As Bernie and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Rally in Los Angeles, Over 300 Prominent Californians Endorse Sanders Campaign

Over 300 prominent Democrats endorsed Sanders ahead of the event. 

Eoin Higgins ·


'A Huge Moment for the Movement': Los Angeles City Council Approves Resolution in Favor of Medicare for All

"Today's resolution sends a powerful message to Congress that the people of Los Angeles demand that health care be treated as a right, not a privilege."

Jon Queally ·

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