LAANE research looks at the sharing economy, short-term rentals, the airline services and travel industry, the security services industry, and more.
Keeping the Score: The impact of recapturing North American film and television sound recording work (2014)
Governments across the U.S. and around the world are investing billions of dollars in the film and television industry in an effort to create and retain the high-quality jobs attached to the industry. Yet musicians – the highly-trained and highly-talented women and men who record the scores for movies and …read more.
This report finds that 2,700 workers at Los Angeles International Airport now have family health care benefits thanks to a policy enacted in 2009 by the L.A. City Council. Led by LAANE, the effort to amend the city's living wage law will save an estimated $30 million. …read more.
Co-authored with the Community Economic Development Clinic at the University of California, this report examines the sale of alcohol through self-checkout systems at local grocery stores. The study finds many problems with the system, including machines failing to lock up and customers being able to override the system by swiping …read more.
Health Care for Airport Workers: Protecting Our Security and Safeguarding Our Children’s Future (2009)
This report, published prior to passage of a health care amendment to the L.A. Living Wage Ordinance, found that more than 5,000 LAX workers and their family members are uninsured or rely on public assistance. The report recommended that the Los Angeles City Council amend the city’s living wage law. …read more.
Shortchanged: How Airlines Can Repay Taxpayers for Billions in Subsidies by Improving Jobs, Security and Services (2008)
This report shows that the airline industry has benefited from enormous taxpayer support while failing to provide a fair return on the public’s investment, creating poor quality jobs and providing inadequate security and services for passengers. …read more.
Under the Radar: How Airline Outsourcing of Passenger Services Compromises Security and Service Quality at LAX (2007)
This report reveals that airlines at LAX are putting the security and the health of the public at risk and failing to provide adequate services for passengers with disabilities. …read more.
Undertrained, Underpaid and Unprepared: How L.A.’s Commercial Office Building Owners Are Failing Security Officers and Compromising Public Safety (2006)
This report, published before the success of an effort to raise standards for security officers in Los Angeles’ commercial office buildings, found that inadequate training and compensation for these workers led to high turnover rates and an ill-equipped and inexperienced security workforce. …read more.
This report found that McDonald’s at Los Angeles International Airport repeatedly violated the letter and spirit of its concession agreement with Los Angeles World Airports. In one of the most egregious cases, McDonald’s attempted to avoid paying $843,742 in profit-sharing fees. …read more.
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