REAL JOBS. REAL SKILLS. REAL PROTECTION. REAL CHANGE.
Los Angeles, California, October 5, 2017 - The National Employment Law Project and the Los Angeles Black Worker Center released a white paper today that offers analysis on why anti-discrimination laws must be strengthened to protect communities of color in the workforce as national civil rights enforcement agencies are threatened with cuts and elimination. The report is published as a broad coalition of unemployed, underemployed and union workers call on Governor Brown to sign Senate Bill SB 491- The California Anti-Employment Discrimination Action of 2017- a bill that would begin the process of expanding anti-discrimination enforcement authority to local governments to fill the enforcement gap.
Dear Friends and Allies: The Los Angeles Black Worker Center (LABWC) and National Employment Law Project (NELP) demonstrates the need for California to explore expanded anti-employment discrimination to better protect workers in the era of Trump.
Black workers here no longer want crumbs anywhere they can get them. They want their share of the economic pie.
LA Black Worker Center Appointed to Blue Ribbon Commission on Employment Equity
Los Angeles Black Worker Center members and leaders are very proud to be appointed and have representation on Mayor Garcetti's Blue Ribbon Commission on Employment Equity. Loretta Stevens, Patsy Howard, and Lola Smallwood will serve on the commission. This comes after representatives recently met with the mayor and his staff and presented a comprehensive package regarding best practices and policy recommendations for employment equity that addresses the black job crisis in the city and county of Los Angeles.
On March 2, 2016, Ryan Reft of KCET wrote an in depth article on the Los Angeles Black Worker Center entitled “Los Angeles Black Worker Center Pushes for Inclusion”. The article gives insight into our fight for the rights of Black workers in the Los Angeles job market and features the history of Black Labor in L.A., LeDaya Epps, member of LABWC who made history when President Obama invited her as a guest at the 2015 State of the Union Address, Black Women in the Workforce, and much more.
Read the article here.
Dozens of community leaders, local political leaders, activists and supporters attended the Black History Tribute honoring Civil Rights legend Mrs. Gwen Green on Tuesday, February 23, 2016.
This special reception was sponsored by the Los Angeles United Methodist Museum of Social Justice and the Los Angeles Black Worker Center, where Mrs. Green is a member.
The Gwen Green Civic Engagement Project at the Los Angeles Black Worker Center was established to commemorate her indelible mark on Los Angeles and the world. Proceeds will be used to continue the work around voter registration and the center's Ready-to-Work program.