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  • Valley business group delays vote on potential L.A. minimum wage hike

    Valley business group delays vote on potential L.A. minimum wage hike
    Following extended debate, a San Fernando Valley-based business group delayed voting Thursday on Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's soon-to-be-unveiled plan to hike the city's minimum wage to $13.25 an hour by 2017. Stuart Waldman, executive director...
  • Why Americans support both unions and right-to-work laws

    A new Gallup poll has some interesting data for pro-union folks to contemplate over this three-day weekend celebrating those of us who labor. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post mischaracterized when and how workers can be...
  • Hiking L.A.'s minimum wage is a win-win

    Hiking L.A.'s minimum wage is a win-win
    Of all major cities in the country, Los Angeles has the highest percentage of population living in poverty. After decades of slow job growth and stagnant wages, 28% of Angelenos — 1 million people — today live below the poverty line. Our city'...
  • Problem Solver updates: Check arrives, insurance never dies

     Problem Solver updates: Check arrives, insurance never dies
    When the Problem Solver last wrote about Jon Paulsen, the Oak Park resident was worried he would never see the $2,061.66 the Cook County treasurer's office owed him. The money, the result of a successful appeal that reduced his 2012 property taxes,...
  • Can Saucon Valley afford to pay teachers more?

    Can Saucon Valley afford to pay teachers more?
    During a nearly three-year contract impasse, the Saucon Valley School District has been portrayed as a bastion of affluence that could easily give teachers what they want, but refuses to do so. What the teachers wanted was a 3 percent raise in each of...
  • School nurses serve as one-person medical teams on campus

    By Erinn Hutkin Debbie Clay decided to become a school nurse after she became a mom. Her first child had a developmental delay, a mild learning disability and ADHD, so Clay attended many meetings at school while her daughter, now a college grad, was...
  • Costa Mesa OKs $24.7 million employee contract

    The Costa Mesa City Council signed off on an employment contract with the city's largest employee union Tuesday, ending more than a year of negotiations. Under the $24.7-million pact with the Costa Mesa City Employees Assn., new hires will come in under...
  • A minimum-wage boost for L.A.: pro and con

    To the editor: The Times' desire that a minimum wage job be a steppingstone is laudable but echoes a perspective that is out of touch with reality and has helped keep the minimum wage from rising for far too long. ("A higher minimum wage makes sense for...
  • Regents OK raises up to 20% for UC chancellors

    Regents OK raises up to 20% for UC chancellors
    The UC regents Thursday awarded pay increases of as much as 20% to the leaders of the Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Merced and Riverside campuses and set the annual salary of the new UC Irvine chancellor, Howard Gillman, at $485,000. The regents said the...
  • Baltimore officer is suspended after video of beating is released

    Baltimore officer is suspended after video of beating is released
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts on Tuesday suspended the officer caught on tape beating a suspect, while local leaders asked why it took the department more than two months to pull him off the streets. A police surveillance camera operator...
  • Debate about closing income gap focuses on minimum wage

    Debate about closing income gap focuses on minimum wage
    Raising the minimum wage may not be the best way in the long run to narrow society's growing income gap, several speakers said Tuesday during a panel discussion in Winter Park. Among the ideas for closing the gap between the affluent and the poor, the...