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Formerly APALC, Now Advancing Injustice-LA

(Please share this post widely, follow us at http://www.twitter.com/AdvInjusticeLA, and sign our community petition at http://bit.ly/saveadvancingjustice.) Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles, or Advancing Justice-LA, is an organization at a troubled crossroads. Founded in 1983 as the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Advancing Justice-LA is the country’s largest civil rights and legal services organization … Continue reading Formerly APALC, Now Advancing Injustice-LA

Harvard Activist Student Honorees Decline Award in Show of Solidarity w/ Union and Staff

On Thursday, at the 36th Annual Gala, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA was scheduled to award the Education Impact Award to Harvard Activist Students involved in the current Harvard University Affirmative Action Lawsuit, who bravely support a race-conscious college admissions system. In the wake of the Advancing Justice-LA Board and Interim Management's decision to layoff 20% … Continue reading Harvard Activist Student Honorees Decline Award in Show of Solidarity w/ Union and Staff

Emergency Funds for Laid off AAAJ-LA Staff

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles has tragically laid off 19 workers -- 20% of staff -- just weeks before the holiday season.  Most received only a day's notice to clear out their offices.  Many of the impacted workers live paycheck to paycheck due to high costs of living.  They cover the rent and medical expenses … Continue reading Emergency Funds for Laid off AAAJ-LA Staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Unionized Staff at Advancing Justice-LA Condemns Board & Management’s Mass Layoffs October 7, 2019 The Collective Bargaining Unit of AFSCME District Council 36 (“the Union”) at Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) condemns in the strongest terms the sudden announcement of layoffs of 19 staff, including all 6 workers in our Youth … Continue reading FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Potential Layoff Announcement Coming Monday

Below is the latest email from AAAJ-LA's founding ED Stewart Kwoh, and interim ED Sylia Obagi. This is yet another example of the lack of transparency by Management and the Board. We have credible evidence to believe they will announce layoffs this coming Monday, despite the tremendous efforts by staff to find alternatives to termination. Five … Continue reading Potential Layoff Announcement Coming Monday

Please Sign Our Petition to Stop Layoffs

For the past month and a half, staff at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) have been working to prevent layoffs. Despite our efforts, the Board of Directors and Management will move forward with layoffs. These cuts will be disastrous to our staff and our communities. At the Advancing Justice - LA … Continue reading Please Sign Our Petition to Stop Layoffs