Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy

215 W. 6th St., Suite 1204
Los Angeles, CA 90014

phone: 213-486-9880
fax: 213-486-9880
email: info@laane.org


Madeline Janis-Aparicio, Executive Director



Web site:   www.laane.org


Description:  (from web site)

"Founded in 1993, LAANE is recognized as a national authority on issues affecting the working poor and an innovator in the fight against working poverty. Combining a vision of social justice with a practical approach to social change, LAANE has helped set in motion a broad movement based on the principle that hard work deserves fair pay, good benefits and decent working conditions.

"LAANE came to prominence by leading the effort to pass one of the country's first living wage laws, raising wages for 15,000 workers. Following the living wage victory, LAANE joined with a coalition of unions and clergy to form Respect at LAX, dramatically improving wages and working conditions for thousands of airport employees. LAANE also initiated the Santa Monica living wage movement, which has raised wages and passed protective legislation for hundreds of workers in the city's tourism industry.

"In 2001, LAANE launched its new Accountable Development program, winning landmark agreements to ensure that developers provide quality jobs and community benefits in exchange for public subsidies. In 2004, LAANE took a leading role in defeating Wal-Mart's $1.5 million initiative campaign in Inglewood and helped pass the groundbreaking Los Angeles Superstore Ordinance, giving communities more control over the construction of big box stores.

"LAANE and its leadership have received numerous honors, including awards from the Mayor of Los Angeles, the Speaker of the California Assembly, the UCLA School of Law and the Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archdiocese."


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