| Aug 23, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Later this year and in years to follow, your Los Angeles Department of Water and Power rates will go up, not down, despite the new employee contract for which city officials are uniformly patting each other on the back.
The deal with Local 18 of the...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 9:56 AM
Registered nurses at Glendale Memorial Hospital are set to vote on a deal for their own healthcare as part of a tentative four-year agreement with the hospital's parent company, Dignity Health.
The deal covers 12,000 registered nurses at 28 hospitals in...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Dodging the labor strife that has descended on other recent negotiations over orchestral musicians' pay, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the union representing its musicians announced Monday that they’ve reached a new four-year contract that...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Los Angeles County officials voted this week to try to block a ballot measure that would create an independent health agency for the city of Los Angeles.
The move puts the county in line with the Los Angeles City Council, which has also voted to go to...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees unanimously approved a one-year contract with teachers during Tuesday's board meeting, ending months of contentious negotiations.
Before the board's approval, 94% of the Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 1:26 PM
As the state’s health insurance marketplace began enrolling thousands of newly qualified Californians for health coverage, Gov. Jerry Brown signed 10 healthcare-related bills on Tuesday.
Among them are measures that extend healthcare tax breaks to...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 12:44 PM
CHELMSFORD, Mass. — It's hard work being one of Dr. Damian Folch's diabetic patients.
If a lab test shows high cholesterol, Folch is quick to call or email. No patient can leave the office without scheduling an annual eye exam, a key preventive...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:01 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed bills that will ease the state's sale of potentially hundreds of surplus homes in Los Angeles County, outlaw an Internet trend known as "revenge porn" and help the state implement the Affordable Care...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 11:36 AM
As the morning commute dragged on Monday morning -- traffic reports called the Bay Bridge "worse than a parking lot," with cars backed up east to Walnut Creek and south to San Lorenzo -- the stall in negotiations also persisted.
By 9:30 a.m., Bay Area...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 9:03 AM
SACRAMENTO -- California's largest union of state workers, SEIU Local 1000, said it has reached a tentative agreement with officials of Gov. Jerry Brown's administration to award "across-the-board" pay raises to its members.
The raises, which were...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 8:38 PM
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District and its two employee unions are moving to avoid a $2.3-million tax the district predicted it would have to pay if it couldn't rein in healthcare costs.
Employees have agreed to take on higher individual costs...