LAANE and the Progressive Template for Urban Job Growth

Discover how the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) has become the nation’s most innovative and effective force for raising the incomes of low-wage private-sector workers.

Founded and led until 2012 by attorney Madeline Janis, the organization first came to public notice in 1997 when it spearheaded a living-wage ordinance for employees of companies with city contracts. The legislation became the model for ordinances in more than 100 other cities.
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