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Health and Safety Win for LA County Firefighters
Los Angeles County supervisors approve a downsized network of radio towers in response to health and aesthetic concerns raised by firefighters and homeowners.
Los Angeles, CA - The LA County Board of supervisors has agreed to downsize the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System, or LA-RICS, after a health and safety campaign brought public attention to the plan to build approximately 177 high-powered communications towers on fire stations, lifeguard stations, and other community buildings in neighborhoods throughout LA County.
LA port truck drivers agree to “cooling off” period
Los Angeles, CA – After an historic five-day unfair labor practice strike that dramatically impacted three of the ports’ leading drayage firms, clogged truck traffic, and delayed cargo at terminals at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, striking port truck drivers voted unanimously to agree to a “cooling off” period requested by LA Mayor Eric Garcetti. The port drivers agreed to the “cooling off” period after the trucking companies agreed to accept all drivers back to work without retaliation and without being forced to sign away all future rights in new truck leases. Drivers will return to work on their regular shifts.
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