Challenges of student workers are being exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, a report from the UCLA Labor Center and the Dolores Huerta Labor Institute finds. (Screen capture by Kanishka Mehra/Photo editor)
The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the difficulties students with jobs face, a UCLA report found.
The UCLA Labor Center and the Dolores Huerta Labor Institute released a report and supplemental brief June 23, which looked at the challenges faced by working students at public colleges and universities in Los Angeles County and how these students have been affected by COVID-19.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered bars in seven counties, including Los Angeles County, to close immediately, according to a California Department of Public Health press release Sunday.
As students and their families face reduced income because of disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, many are becoming more vulnerable to food insecurity.
Tabitha Romero, a fourth-year political science student, was the first in her family to graduate from college, but her celebratory moment is mixed with anxieties for the future and the looming realities of food insecurity.
The University of California Board of Regents unanimously voted to endorse affirmative action at a special regents meeting Monday.
The board accepted UC President Janet Napolitano and Regent Chair John Pérez’s recommendation to endorse Assembly Constitutional Amendment 5 in a vote 17-0 and the repeal of Proposition 209 in a vote 19-0.
Most of the National Guard will depart from Los Angeles on Sunday evening, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement Sunday.
“A small number of units” will remain nearby until Wednesday for emergency support if necessary, he said.
“I’m proud that our city has been peaceful this week — and that our residents are leading a powerful movement to make Los Angeles more just, equitable, and fair for Black Angelenos, communities of color, and all of our workers, youth, and families,” Garcetti said in the statement.
“Show me what democracy looks like,” called protesters in Westwood on Saturday afternoon. “This is what democracy looks like,” hundreds chanted back.
The protesters gathered near the Wilshire Federal Building on Saturday to protest against police brutality and racial discrimination.
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore drew the ire of protesters demanding the department answer for violence against Black people and peaceful protesters as LAPD held a vigil for the death of George Floyd.
This post was updated June 8 at 9:05 p.m.
California will allow counties to reopen schools, day camps, bars, gyms and some sports starting next week, according to The Associated Press.
California’s top health official Mark Ghaly said the state will release guidance for counties on reopening the facilities Friday, according to NBC Los Angeles.
The North Westwood Neighborhood Council urged the city and state to ramp up efforts for California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s initiative to shelter vulnerable, unhoused populations in hotels and motels.
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