LAANE | Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy

Contact Information

464 Lucas Avenue
Suite 202
Los Angeles
CA
90017
(213) 977-9400, Ext. 108

Our History

Founded in 1993, LAANE is recognized as a national leader in the effort to address the challenges of working poverty, inadequate health care and polluted communities. Combining a vision of social justice with a practical approach to social change, LAANE has helped set in motion a broad movement to transform conditions in Los Angeles and beyond.

For the past 15 years, LAANE has been in the forefront of the nation’s most dynamic progressive movement. LAANE spearheaded the defeat of Wal-Mart’s ballot initiative in Inglewood, led Los Angeles’ groundbreaking living wage campaign and pioneered a new approach to economic development that has become a national model for community empowerment.

In 2008, LAANE played a pivotal role in the passage of one of the country’s most sweeping anti-pollution and anti-poverty measures, a Clean Trucks Program for the region’s ports that will dramatically improve air quality and raise the standard of living for as many as 16,000 truck drivers. LAANE also helped enact the nation’s first Construction Careers and Green Jobs Policy, which will ensure middle-class jobs for thousands of construction workers and open a path to good careers for at risk populations.

Our Work

LAANE’s efforts to transform conditions in the region’s key industries have led to significant improvements for tens of thousands of working men and women. LAANE has also published a series of influential reports, including studies on working poverty and the impact of Wal-Mart on urban America.

LAANE is a co-founder of the Partnership for Working Families, a rapidly growing national alliance that is fighting for good jobs and healthy communities in nearly 20 major metropolitan areas.

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.

News Articles

Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy | September 2, 2012

How can we boost the economies of our cities, support our local small businesses and sustain thriving communities?  The Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs and a Healthy Community, an organization supported by LAANE, has a suggestion:  Pass the Hotel Living Wage initiative on the November ballot.

The initiative would set a minimum wage of $13 an hour; provide up to five paid days off per year for sick, vacation or personal needs; and protect worker tips for an estimated 2,000 hotel workers in the 16 largest hotels in Long Beach.

Partnership for Working Families | March 30, 2012

Los Angeles for a New Economy (LAANE) announced the appointment of Roxana Tynan as the new executive director, succeeding founder Madeline Janis, who moves into a newly created role as the organization’s first National Policy Director.  The Partnership welcomed the leadership transitions and new role for Tynan, who has been instrumental in the expansion of LAANE’s work and impact over the past decade.  

Partnership for Working Families | March 30, 2012

Now in its fifth year, the Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference will hold regional conferences throughout the country in 2012. The Partnership is proud to sponsor the gatherings and supports our partners from Boston, Los Angles, San Jose, Philadelphia and Atlanta who are participating or have organized sessions at the regional events.

Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy | June 17, 2011

The Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy's Don't Waste LA campaign will create more middle class, green economy jobs, boost recycling rates, and clean up trash truck pollution by transforming the trash and recycling industry in the City.  The campaign passed a critical milestone on May 20th when the Los Angeles Board of Public Works voted unanimously in favor of issuing a five-year notice to permitted waste haulers who service L.A.'s business and apartment buildings.

Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy | March 30, 2010

A recently released LAANE study found that the Century Corridor hotel living wage ordinance, combined with the successful negotiation of collective bargaining agreements at four LAX-adjacent hotels, will produce $23.9 million in economic benefits. In 2006, a coalition of community members, workers and clergy leaders joined together as the Coalition for a New Century in an effort to transform thousands of low-wage hotel jobs into family-sustaining jobs and to upgrade a lackluster L.A. tourism district that is often the first glimpse visitors have of the region.

Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy | December 18, 2009

In a sweeping victory for working families, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously last month to make a long-overdue update to the city’s living wage ordinance. This update will raise the living wage in order to provide access to quality family healthcare for thousands of private sector LAX airline service workers. A year in the making, the vote amends the living wage to provide an increase to the healthcare allotment, meaning that families who have never had private healthcare will now be able to seek medical treatment and care.

Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy | September 30, 2009

As part of a campaign to create good, green jobs at L.A.’s ports, the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) released a major report on the potential jobs impact of planned infrastructure investment at the Port of L.A. early in the summer. 

East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable... | September 30, 2009

by Aditi Vaidya, EBASE Port Program Director

The stakes are getting high in the fight for good jobs and clean air, and the movement is headed to Washington, DC.

Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy | May 18, 2008

In April, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to approve a landmark policy that ensures that low income workers and their communities benefit from the construction jobs created by city redevelopment projects.

Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy | March 21, 2008

In the month of March, the Port of Los Angeles made history, enacting one of the most far-reaching pollution-reduction plans in the country.  The Clean Trucks Program approved by the L.A. Port Commission not only will dramatically improve air quality and cut diesel-related health problems, but will help lift 16,000 truck drivers out of poverty.

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