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  • Supervisors boost county's share of arts official's salary

     Supervisors boost county's share of arts official's salary
    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors agreed to increase taxpayer outlays for a top local art official's compensation package, despite criticism that the move was "pension spiking." In a 3-2 vote, board members Tuesday increased the county's...
  • L.A. Unified agrees to pay low-wage workers $15 an hour

    L.A. Unified agrees to pay low-wage workers $15 an hour
    Low-wage workers in the nation’s second-largest school system have won a minimum-wage pay increase to $15 an hour. The contract agreement, approved unanimously Tuesday by the Board of Education, will nearly double the wages of some Los Angeles...
  • Private foster care troubles in California lead to new scrutiny

    Private foster care troubles in California lead to new scrutiny
    County auditors looking into one of Los Angeles' biggest foster care agencies in 2003 uncovered $445,000 in ineligible or unsupported spending. Auditors found $234,000 in wages with no supporting documents to verify the hours worked, up to $29,000 in...
  • Public unions at risk [Editorial]

    Public unions at risk  [Editorial]
    The Supreme Court didn't kill a key underpinning of public sector unionism Monday, but it surely put it on life support. The court's ruling in the Illinois case Harris v. Quinn, which related to the mandatory collection of so-called "fair share" fees from...
  • All options on table for business owners facing Seattle's wage increase

    SEATTLE All eyes are on Seattle as it moves toward a $15 minimum wage, the highest of any major city nationwide. On June 2, the City Council unanimously passed an ordinance requiring employers to pay at least $15 an hour in the next three to seven years,...
  • Quinn signs budget he, opponent dislike

    Quinn signs budget he, opponent dislike
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law a new state budget disliked by the governor, his running mate and even Republican challenger Bruce Rauner — a $35.7 billion spending plan that bows to election-year political realities....
  • Post-Hobby Lobby, Congress should cut health insurance's ties to work

    By ruling that private corporations can shape their employee insurance plans to fit their religious beliefs, the Supreme Court has given Congress another reason to take a step it refused to take in 2010: decouple insurance benefits from employment....
  • Beijing crackdown on insider trading 'rats' sparks industry exodus

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A crackdown by Chinese regulators on insider trading in the country's $1.2 trillion mutual fund industry has sparked an exodus of fund managers from the industry. The investigation is part of efforts to rebuild investor confidence in...
  • Union ruling could significantly affect SEIU Healthcare coffers

    Union ruling could significantly affect SEIU Healthcare coffers
    Susan Watts said she jumped and screamed Monday morning when she learned that, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that she did not have to pay union dues. "You can dream big and you can make a difference, but you have to have the courage to...
  • Supreme Court gives some employers more leeway on birth control

    While some businesses may seize on a Supreme Court ruling to limit birth-control coverage, many employers may be reluctant to drop it from their health plans for fear of alienating female workers, experts say. In a 5-4 decision Monday, the U.S....
  • At CVS, only the very rich get much richer

    At CVS Caremark, it doesn't pay to be really good at your job. The nation's second-largest drugstore chain adjusts its annual raises to how much an employee makes. The higher your salary, the lower your raise. The top workers at CVS stores —...