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  • Coping with Europe's 'Season of Strikes'

    Coping with Europe's 'Season of Strikes'
    Trains and Metro not running. Flights delayed or canceled in and out of De Gaulle and Orly. Massive traffic jams. That's a distinct possibility for France over the coming months, possibly in other European countries as well. Does that mean you shouldn't plan a trip to Europe? No, but it means you need to take some extra precautions.
  • UTLA won't accept pay cuts, 'value-added'

    UTLA won't accept pay cuts, 'value-added'
    The state's largest teachers union Wednesday fired an early salvo in contract negotiations, serving notice that it wouldn't accept pay cuts easily and that it won't consider linking teacher evaluations to student test scores in the Los Angeles Unified...

    When layoffs come to L.A. schools, performance doesn't count

    When layoffs come to L.A. schools, performance doesn't count
    John H. Liechty Middle School opened in 2007 in Los Angeles' impoverished Westlake neighborhood with a seasoned principal, dozens of energetic young teachers and a mission to "reinvent education" in the nation's second-largest school district. The...

    The Well-Informed Public, 1911

     
    Los Angeles Times file photo 1911: James B. McNamara’s defense team leaves the courthouse. At left, Samuel Gompers, famous head of the American Federation of Labor, is eating a snack and holding a cigar. The fellow on the right is defense attorney Joe...

    Have unions ruined our country? [Most commented]

     
    Unions are the demise of the United States, if you’re to believe the bulk of the people who’ve been commenting on Anne Lamott’s Op-Ed, “Unions and America fit together like … Legos.” In her piece, she professes her &#...