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May Day Coalition rallies for workers’, immigrant rights

By Dennis J. Freeman Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — Rallying around the president’s anti-immigration agenda, worker’s rights, more affordable housing and participation in the mid-term elections, thousands of individuals took to the streets in downtown Los Angeles to demand their voices be heard May 1. The platform was provided by the Los Angeles May Day Read More…

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Labor organizations prepare for May Day march

LOS ANGELES — “Together We Fight Back” will be the theme as the May Day Coalition of Los Angeles holds it annual May 1 march and rally starting at noon from the corner of Sixth Street and South Olive streets downtown. The coalition, which consists of 50 organizations including labor unions, immigrant rights, faith communities, youth Read More…

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Thousands march for minimum wage increase

LOS ANGELES — Thousands of people took to the streets of downtown Los Angeles Friday for annual May Day marches supporting rights for workers and immigrants, with an emphasis on pushing for a $15 minimum wage and implementation of President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration. The rallies and marches tied up traffic on parts Read More…