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Employee Rights Center Surveys Paleteros On Health and Safety

Video Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Brian Myers Push cart food vendors crisscross the residential neighborhoods around Fairmount Avenue in City Heights. They’re known as paleteros, a Spanish term for mobile food workers, and residents can … Continue reading

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University of Iron Comes to City Heights, With Living Wages In Tow

Ironworkers Local 229, Councilwoman Marti Emerald and other elected officials celebrate the opening of the University of Iron Oct. 27. | Video Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Brian Myers When it comes to grand openings, a … Continue reading

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City Heights Joins ‘Fight for 15’

Workers rallied in City Heights April 15, 2015 for the minimum wage to be increased to $15 an hour and support of food service workers and security officers unionizing. | Video Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By … Continue reading

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San Diego Fast-Food Workers Rally For $15 an Hour

Emmanuel Wimers, a City Heights McDonald’s worker, at a rally to push for higher wages for fast food workers, Dec. 4, 2014. By Megan Burks About 150 fast-food workers and supporters rallied in downtown San Diego on Thursday, joining workers … Continue reading

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Fast-Food Workers in City Heights Strike For $15 An Hour

Protesters are arrested after refusing to leave a City Heights intersection, Sept. 4, 2013. | Photo Credit: Erik Anderson By Erik Anderson Fast-food workers in San Diego took to the streets of City Heights Thursday as part of a one-day … Continue reading

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City Heights Residents Are Wary of Albertsons Replacement

Since Albertsons closed its doors in City Heights in February 2014, the parking lot at the once-busy City Heights Urban Village sits nearly empty. | Photo Credit: Megan Burks By Megan Burks Residents reeled when Albertsons announced earlier this year … Continue reading

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San Diego, MTS Approve Taxi Contract But Still Idling On Reform

Taxis lined up in downtown San Diego. | Photo Credit: Sam Hodgson for Voice of San Diego By Megan Burks A 2013 study by San Diego State University and the Center On Policy Initiatives showed San Diego cab drivers take … Continue reading

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Labor Leader Lorena Gonzalez Announces Bid for 80th Assembly District

By Megan Burks San Diego labor leader Lorena Gonzalez announced late Wednesday she’ll run to represent San Diegans in California’s 80th Assembly District. The district covers most of the South Bay and stretches up into City Heights. Ben Hueso is … Continue reading

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