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Jobs and Labor

Katheryn at the Ontario airport | Still from "Nightshift"
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Caridad - Los Angeles Street Vending Campaign - City Hall
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56:52
City Rising

The Informal Economy

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Fruits of Labor
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1:14:34
POV

Fruits of Labor

In California, a Mexican-American teen goes to work when ICE raids threaten her family.
Season 34 Episode 7
Dolores Huerta
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26:13
Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan

Dolores Huerta

Civil rights icon, Dolores Huerta talks about her life's work and her ongoing activism.
Season 2 Episode 4
Changing Work, Changing Workers
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55:06
Future of Work

Changing Work, Changing Workers

As the landscape of work shifts, do people need a drastic rethinking of social safety nets?
Season 2021 Episode 3
A black and white photo depicts a row of cabins are arranged in a line along a steep slope. Each one is affixed with screened porches.
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Lost LA

They Built This City: How Labor Exploitation Built L.A.'s Attractions

In the early 1900s, Los Angeles’ temperate climate and natural attractions drew droves of tourists seeking an escape from crowded, industrial cities. But behind the pristine curtain of Mt. Lowe’s tourism industry was a harsh reality of labor exploitation that continues to disproportionately affect Los Angeles’ Latinx population today.
Reyna Garcia | Samanta Helou Hernandez
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City Rising

Voices of Resilience: Stories from Women Navigating Informal Labor

Many women immigrants are often forced into informal jobs that take advantage of their precarious situation, yet their contributions often go unrecognized and their labor is exploited and undervalued.
Los Angeles Skyline, 2019. | Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin
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Nightshift

PHOTOS: Los Angeles at Night

There is a tranquility that radiates throughout the city after-hours that can be both beautiful and lonely. Places that are normally bustling with people stand uninhabited, creating a surreal landscape that most never see.
Katheryn Cabanillas, a newly-divorced mom with four kids, has worked at the UPS Ontario hub for 16 years.
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10:22
Nightshift

Katheryn: UPS Manager

Katheryn’s job is to help the world’s packages get to their destinations on time as a night supervisor for the UPS processing center at the Ontario airport.
Carlos Franco is the owner/operator of a family-run, wholesale produce shop at the 7th Street Market.
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11:25
Nightshift

Carlos: Fruit Vendor

Since he was born, Carlos has worked with his family at their wholesale fruit shop in the 7th Street Market downtown.
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