LAANE

AcronymDefinition
LAANELos Angeles Alliance for A New Economy
LAANELearning Assistance Association of New England (Manchester, NH)
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In three years, LAANE has negotiated a half-dozen such agreements, whose language is written directly into official city documents.
Despite the fact that the tourism industry is doing well and hotels are seeing a steady increase in occupancy and average daily rates, hotel workers are making poverty wages without benefits," said Jasleen Kohli, Policy & Research Analyst for LAANE and author of the report.
Nearly a decade ago, the Teamsters, LAANE, and a number of environmental and community groups initiated a joint campaign at the adjoining ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, where 40 percent of the nation's imports arrive, mainly from Asia.
In human terms, it means families are doubling up, or living in overcrowded housing; they don't have enough to eat, or they have to choose between food and clothing, and health insurance," said Goodheart of the LAANE organization.
Organizers should nonetheless approach a zone-based ordinance with caution, warns Madeline Janis-Aparicio, executive director of LAANE, which helped launch the Santa Monica campaign.
In Long Beach, it would have been inexplicable but for one all-important particular: The campaign behind the measure was the handiwork of the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, commonly known by its acronym, LAANE.
To drive home its point, LAANE and other anti-Wal-Mart groups slyly hint that the company illegally fires and intimidates workers engaged in unionizing activities.
The Board of Aldermen is also promoting the kind of community benefit agreements that LAANE pioneered in Los Angeles.
It recruited its own candidates to run for office, authored its own platform for elections (including support for the programs LAANE promoted), and won election after election in a majority of council districts.
LAANE is the rare group whose close alliances among labor, immigrant, neighborhood, and electoral groups make it a major force in local politics.
LAANE pioneered the community benefit agreement (CBA) concept whereby any business seeking to build or operate a new commercial development--a stadium, shopping center, hotel, or big-box store--would agree to meet environmental standards, hire local people at a living wage, pay adequate health-care benefits, and, in some instances, facilitate unionization by mandating employer neutrality during an organizing drive.