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  • Cement masons union leader subject of U.S. investigation

    Cement masons union leader subject of U.S. investigation
    A union leader whose members helped construct Disney Hall, Staples Center and other signature Southern California buildings is under investigation over allegations that he let employers skip payments to workers' health and pension funds, spent dues...
  • Pussy Riot leader lost in Russia's prison system, husband says

    Pussy Riot leader lost in Russia's prison system, husband says
    MOSCOW — The leader of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, whose protest performance at a Moscow cathedral led to prison terms for three of its members, appears to be lost in the nation's vast penal system, her husband said Sunday. Pyotr Verzilov...
  • UC reaches tentative contract with nurses, averting walkout

    The University of California reached a tentative contract agreement with unionized nurses at its medical and student-health facilities, averting a one-day walkout that had been scheduled for Wednesday. The four-year agreement still needs to be voted...
  • Port of L.A. truck drivers stage 36-hour strike

    Port of L.A. truck drivers stage 36-hour strike
    Port of Los Angeles truck drivers from three companies walked off the job Monday to protest what they called “unfair labor practices, including harassment, intimidation, and other violations of federal labor laws,” according to the group...
  • Labor Department sues former BBH CEO over retirement plan

    Labor Department sues former BBH CEO over retirement plan
    The U.S. Department of Labor announced Monday that it sued the former CEO of Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. for failing to deposit workers' contributions into the company's retirement plan. Baltimore Behavioral Health, or BBH, is a drug treatment and...
  • Judge Rules Stan Lee's Comicbook Characters Belong to Marvel, Disney

    Stan Lee Media can't claim ownership to any of the iconic comicbook characters Stan Lee created for Marvel, a federal court judge ruled Thursday, giving full control of superheroes like Spider-Man, The Avengers, Iron Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four...
  • Senate confirms Thomas E. Perez as Labor secretary

    WASHINGTON — Thomas E. Perez was confirmed as secretary of Labor on Thursday, ending a long battle over his nomination in a key test of this week’s deal to end a showdown over Senate rules. Perez, currently the nation’s top civil...
  • Senate reaches tentative deal to end filibuster standoff

    Senate reaches tentative deal to end filibuster standoff
    WASHINGTON -- Senators have reached a tentative agreement that will avoid a Democratic move to change Senate rules and eliminate the power of a minority to block action on executive branch nominations, Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Tuesday....
  • A route around a BART strike

    Gov. Jerry Brown, his investigative panel and a San Francisco Superior Court judge appear to be of one mind: A renewed strike against the Bay Area Rapid Transit District would jeopardize and harm the public's health, safety and welfare. Thus, the court...
  • Edgar Allan Jones Jr. dies at 92; law professor played judge on TV courtroom shows

    The TV career of Edgar Allan Jones Jr. began with a phone call in early 1958 from a producer who needed to cast someone knowledgeable about the law. Although Jones taught law full time at UCLA, he was nervous at the prospect of auditioning: His only...
  • Prisons and American values

    Prisons and American values
    At nine prisons across California, more than 500 inmates continuing a hunger strike they began July 8 to protest what they call cruel and inhumane conditions, and this action — the third hunger strike in two years — must surely lead many...