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  • DWP union chief warns L.A. officials not to withhold trust payment

    DWP union chief warns L.A. officials not to withhold trust payment
    Flanked by a passel of labor leaders, Department of Water and Power union chief Brian D’Arcy warned Los Angeles officials Tuesday not to halt a scheduled payment to two DWP-affiliated nonprofits, arguing it would break a bargaining agreement with...
  • DWP union boss warns city not to withhold payments to nonprofits

    DWP union boss warns city not to withhold payments to nonprofits
    The dispute between top Los Angeles officials and one of the city's most powerful labor leaders intensified Tuesday when Department of Water and Power union boss Brian D'Arcy warned that the city was asking for "trouble" if money is withheld from two...
  • Hopkins Hospital workers give notice to strike

    Hopkins Hospital workers give notice to strike
    The labor union representing service workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital has given the medical institution notice that employees are prepared to strike next week if negotiations over wages remain deadlocked. The notice issued by the 1199 SEIU United...
  • San Francisco transit-workers sickout ends, Muni service restored

    San Francisco transit-workers sickout ends, Muni service restored
    Cable cars in San Francisco began running again Thursday after a three-day sickout by some workers had seriously hampered bus and light-rail transit service. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency announced that the city’s light-rail,...
  • Subway strike causes chaos in Brazilian city ahead of World Cup

    Subway strike causes chaos in Brazilian city ahead of World Cup
    A subway strike brought much of Sao Paulo to a halt on Thursday, as workers demanding higher wages shut down public transportation in South America's largest city a week before it hosts the World Cup's opening match. A partial metro shutdown created...
  • Stonewalling at the DWP is unacceptable

     Stonewalling at the DWP is unacceptable
    On Tuesday, some of Los Angeles County's most prominent labor and community leaders were out demonstrating in support of a troubling idea: that the public has no right to know how public money is spent. Transparency, apparently, is not so important in Los...
  • Strike averted? Vons, Ralphs, Albertsons reach tentative deal with union

    Strike averted? Vons, Ralphs, Albertsons reach tentative deal with union
    Officials with the United Food and Commercial Workers union said Thursday that they had reached a tentative labor deal with Vons, Ralphs and Albertsons, potentially averting a repeat of the months-long contract negotiations that have occurred in years...
  • Chicago firefighters approve contract hiking pay 11 percent

    Chicago firefighters approve contract hiking pay 11 percent
    Chicago firefighters have approved a new five-year contract with the city that includes 11 percent raises, the firefighters' union president said today. Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2 President Thomas Ryan said about 91 percent of the members who...
  • Federal board accuses port trucking firm of labor law violations

    Federal board accuses port trucking firm of labor law violations
    The federal government has accused a trucking company in Carson of more than 50 labor law violations, including firing drivers for union activity, retaliating against pro-labor employees and planting an anti-union operative amid its workforce. The...
  • DWP union boss' veiled threat to L.A. ratepayers

    DWP union boss' veiled threat to L.A. ratepayers
    Kudos to L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Controller Ron Galperin and City Atty. Mike Feuer for trying to bring accountability and transparency to the Department of Water and Power. However, the veiled threat issued by Brian D'Arcy, the business manager for...
  • Mailbag: Politicians mischaracterize the police association's role

    Over the past four years, we have heard the terms "public employee unions" and "union bosses" ad nauseam. Our local politicians and their most fervent supporters have deftly used these terms to suggest that Costa Mesa Police Department employees are cogs...