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February 19, 1995 | LESLIE BERESTEIN
The city's 350,000 daily bus riders have been spending a little more on fares over the past few weeks, but local activists have nevertheless found reason to celebrate. Were it not for a lawsuit filed by the Labor/Community Strategy Center and its offshoot, the 500-member Bus Riders Union, fares would have gone from $1.10 to $1.35 much sooner, and there would no longer be any adult discount passes.
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February 19, 1995 | LESLIE BERESTEIN
The city's 350,000 daily bus riders have been spending a little more on fares over the past few weeks, but local activists have nevertheless found reason to celebrate. Were it not for a lawsuit filed by the Labor/Community Strategy Center and its offshoot, the 500-member Bus Riders Union, fares would have gone from $1.10 to $1.35 much sooner, and there would no longer be any adult discount passes.
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NEWS
November 7, 1993
An award-winning musical play that combines the unlikely elements of Japanese Kabuki theater, Beijing opera and the North American Free Trade Agreement comes to the Los Angeles Theatre Center on Friday and Saturday. "Offshore," the Tony Award-winning show, has an anti-free-trade message: that only a privileged few benefit from "global integration," while the larger working class loses.
NEWS
January 28, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Cal Lutheran University will host a free lecture by civil rights activist Eric Mann at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Overton Hall. Mann is director of the Labor/Community Strategy Center in Los Angeles and a leader of the Bus Riders Union, which spearheaded a civil rights lawsuit that produced a federal court order in 1996 requiring the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to improve its bus system. Mann will discuss "The Power of One--How One Individual Can Make a Difference."
NEWS
March 5, 1995
A public forum on Proposition 187 and what opponents can do to curb anti-illegal immigrant sentiment will be held Saturday at the Labor/Community Strategy Center. "Immigrant Rights and Wrongs" will include panelists such as state Sen. Tom Hayden (D-Santa Monica) and Southern Christian Leadership Conference Director Joe Hicks, who will discuss Proposition 187, the voter-approved measure that would deny most public services to undocumented immigrants.
NEWS
July 17, 1994
FROM: Eric Mann, longtime community organizer, former auto worker and director of the nonprofit Labor, Community, Strategy Center. * Existing bus service can be improved by lowering fares, beefing up security and doubling the capacity on overcrowded lines, Mann believes. He also would like to see electric buses added to the fleet. Mann proposes setting aside $100 million a year for two years to build 10 bus depots and purchase 300 non-polluting electric buses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 2006 | Jean Guccione, Times Staff Writer
A federal judge said Thursday that he will decide next week whether to extend his oversight of public bus service in Los Angeles County past its upcoming expiration date. The order, known as a consent decree, has forced transit officials to spend more than $1 billion over the last decade to make bus travel safer, cheaper and more convenient. It is set to expire Oct. 29. Attorneys for the Bus Riders Union, a transit advocacy group, asked U.S. District Court Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1996
That the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has reached an agreement with lawyers representing riders of the nation's most crowded bus system is very welcome news. A federal judge still must approve the settlement, but this development means that the end is in sight for a contentious, 2-year-old fight that figured to have a huge fiscal impact on the region's mass transit plans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1997 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leaders of the Bus Riders Union charged Tuesday that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has failed to comply with a landmark federal court order requiring dramatic improvements in service on the nation's most overcrowded bus system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1996 | MATEA GOLD and BOB POOL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The bus ride Thursday for four Los Angeles residents couldn't have been smoother--or sweeter. They are the four plaintiffs named in the class-action lawsuit against the MTA for which a proposed settlement was reached Wednesday to provide less expensive, safer and more convenient bus service that will be of particular benefit to poor and minority riders.
NEWS
February 23, 1995 | LESLIE BERESTEIN
The city's 350,000 daily bus riders have been spending a little more on fares over the past few weeks, but local activists have nevertheless found reason to celebrate. Were it not for a lawsuit filed by the Labor/Community Strategy Center and its offshoot, the 500-member Bus Riders Union, fares would have gone from $1.10 to $1.35 much sooner, and there would no longer be any adult discount passes.
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