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For Garment Workers, Making Any Minimum Wage Has Been a Struggle. A California Senate Bill Aims to Change That

State Senator Maria Elena Durazo is pushing to end unfair payment practices in clothing manufacturing

Labor Leader Maria Elena Durazo Steps Down to Move Up

Durazo is leaving her position as head of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor for a national post with UNITE HERE

The Wage Warrior

Politicians fear her, unions revere her, and the entire state has felt the impact of her actions. How did labor leader Maria Elena Durazo become so powerful?

Labor Studies: A Q&A with Contributor Hillel Aron

In the December issue of Los Angeles, writer Hillel Aron profiles labor leader María Elena Durazo. Executive editor Matthew Segal talks with Aron about reporting the story and about L.A. politics.