The March 20 People's World luncheon honoring workers in the struggle was held at the Clean Carwash Workers Center in South Central Los Angeles.
On July 1, 2016, the minimum wage will go up to $10.50, and continue to increase gradually until 2020, when it hits $15 an hour.
"Our city has taken a much-needed, significant step toward lifting hundreds of thousands of people out of poverty."
They are striking to protest harassment and intimidation by company management, all unfair labor practices.
The AFL-CIO, in advance of its September convention, has issued a call for "listening sessions," a way for working people and allies to come together and add their creative ideas and strategies.
From coast to coast, mayors and city councils are hacking away at firefighters' ranks in desperate attempts to cut budgets and save cash by cutting workers.
Hundreds of labor, faith and community activists are demanding a fair labor contract for union grocery workers at three supermarkets in the Los Angeles area.
A new report paints a picture of exploitation of a mostly minority labor force in the logistics field.