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  • Legislation throws money on the fire

    Legislation throws money on the fire
    Two little words in a bill moving through Springfield stand to soak property taxpayers. Those two words are: "including manning." Legislation scheduled for a House committee hearing Wednesday would require local cities and towns to negotiate the...
  • EU leaders rebuff U.S. concern about a 'lost decade' for Europe

    EU leaders rebuff U.S. concern about a 'lost decade' for Europe
    European Union leaders pushed back against the Obama administration’s criticisms that Europe had failed to take decisive action to revive growth, insisting that the continent was not headed toward a “lost decade.” At an opening press...
  • 23 labor protesters arrested outside Wal-Mart in Pico Rivera

    23 labor protesters arrested outside Wal-Mart in Pico Rivera
    Authorities Thursday evening arrested 23 people protesting outside a Wal-Mart in Pico Rivera as part of nationwide efforts to organize the retailer's employees, authorities said. The demonstration began in the store's parking lot at Washington and...
  • Commentary: Transparency ordinance is shining a light on negotiations

    In late 2007, on the eve of the Great Recession, while Costa Mesa residents were asleep in bed, the Costa Mesa City Council voted to approve a new labor agreement that gave the city's general employees an additional $1.3 million annually in salary and...
  • Federal mediator joins Plainfield bargaining session again

    Federal mediator joins Plainfield bargaining session again
    Plainfield teachers union representatives and school officials will meet again Oct. 7 with a federal mediator in hopes of reaching a contract agreement. Contract talks began last November and teachers began working without a contract at the start of the...
  • L.A. officials will get to see books of DWP nonprofits

    L.A. officials will get to see books of DWP nonprofits
    After a series of drawn-out political and legal battles, Los Angeles leaders approved a deal with the powerful Department of Water and Power union that promises the city its first detailed look at how two controversial nonprofits affiliated with the...
  • Labor Ruling: Union Steward Deserves Job Back at Ambulance Company

    Labor Ruling: Union Steward Deserves Job Back at Ambulance Company
    A union steward who was fired from his emergency medical technician job three years ago must be rehired, according to a ruling from the federal agency that protects workers' rights. Adam Cummings, who worked for American Medical Response in West...
  • Commentary merely advances anti-union bias

    Regarding Jim Largay's letter to the editor, "End public workers' union paycheck deduction": Eliminating dues deduction for labor unions simply adds an unworkable administrative burden on the union to chase its monthly dues, without which it cannot meet...
  • Foxwoods Tells Union It's Cutting 80 Dealer Positions

    The management of Foxwoods Resort Casino told the union representing the casino's dealers on Monday that it will eliminate more than 80 positions. In a memo distributed to members of Local 2121 of the United Auto Workers, the union says management will...
  • Floridians should beware of federal reinsurance-tax scheme

    Floridians should beware of federal reinsurance-tax scheme
    It's been nine years since Florida was struck by a serious hurricane. Since then, the state has enacted some smart policies that give homeowners and businesses more competitive choices when it comes to insurance; meanwhile, costly potential liabilities...
  • Whitehall-Coplay teachers get raises of 3.2 percent, 3.3 percent

    Whitehall-Coplay teachers get raises of 3.2 percent, 3.3 percent
    The Whitehall-Coplay School Board on Monday approved a two-year contract that will give the district's 286 teachers, nurses, psychologists and guidance counselors average raises of 3.2 percent and 3.3 percent each year. The board's 7-2 vote, with...