2014: The Raise LA campaign wins a living wage of at least $15.37 an hour for LA's hotel workers, the highest minimum wage in the country at the time.

Celebrating 30 years of building an economy that works for everyone

LAANE is an organizing and advocacy institution committed to economic, environmental, and racial justice. For the last 30 years, we have bridged community and labor power to win policies that improve the lives of working families in Los Angeles and in Long Beach. Our vision is to help build a new economy rooted in good jobs, thriving communities, and a healthy environment for all. We fight for change through community organizing, building community and labor coalitions, research, communications, and policy work. 


LAANE is collaborating with Teamsters Local 396 and our local and national network of partners to support and empower Amazon workers as they fight for protections against heavy workloads, harassment, and unsafe working conditions.

contact: amazon@laane.org


LAANE is working to combat the climate crisis in partnership with social justice and environmental allies and with IBEW Local 18 and the LA/OC Building Trades. Together we seek to achieve a union-made renewable energy and water resilient future for Los Angeles that centers ratepayer equity, expands access to green infrastructure, and generates good union jobs for frontline communities.

contact: climate@laane.org


LAANE is working in partnership with UTLA to improve access and advance opportunities in public education for all students so that they thrive in the classroom, in their communities, and beyond.

contact: education@laane.org

Grocery & Retail

LAANE is working in partnership with UFCW 770 to make retail jobs better in L.A. by fighting to ensure that workers have access to more hours, safe and healthy workweeks, and fair scheduling practices.

contact: groceryretail@laane.org

Living Wage

LAANE is helping to ensure that workers in LA’s growing tourism industry are healthy and housed by working in partnership with Unite Here Local 11 and SEIU-USWW as part of the Tourism Workers Rising Coalition to pass an updated living wage policy to require family-sustaining wages, quality health care, and worker protections.

contact: livingwage@laane.org

Long Beach for a Just Economy

Long Beach for a Just Economy is committed to fighting for social and economic justice through building strategic community, labor, and faith-based partnerships and mobilizing working families of color to engage in the political process.

contact: longbeach@laane.org