| Aug 28, 2014
| 4:52 PM
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, the Los Angeles Times reported.
| Sep 4, 2014
| 8:49 PM
Upper Macungie supervisors unanimously approved a contract Thursday for Daniel Olpere, the township's first manager.
Olpere, 63, who most recently served as manager of the Bucks County borough of Perkasie, will receive an annual salary of $115,000 until...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Dozens of fast-food workers from Los Angeles to Manhattan were arrested as they escalated a fight for better pay Thursday with strikes, rallies and acts of civil disobedience.
Police took 10 people into custody after the protesters linked arms and sat...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 2:33 PM
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'...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 3:17 PM
(Reuters) - Groups of mostly former FedEx drivers in California and Oregon can move forward with lawsuits alleging they are owed unpaid wages and benefits under state and federal labor laws after a U.S. appeals court said Wednesday they were employees,...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 3:12 PM
Eight months after filing a groundbreaking, class-action wage theft lawsuit against the Oakland Raiders, two former Raiderettes cheerleaders have won a $1.25-million settlement from the team. The deal was announced today by attorneys for both sides, and...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 9:16 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is circulating a plan to raise the city's minimum wage to $13.25 an hour over three years, followed by annual boosts keyed to inflation, according to business representatives and City Hall officials.
The action is...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 2:30 PM
By Erinn Hutkin
After 35 years as a public health nurse, Cecilia Libunao still treasures the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of others - especially children.
Libunao, 56, grew up in the Philippines and spent 11 years there as a public...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:15 PM
HARRISBURG — As part of his re-election campaign, Gov. Tom Corbett has been barnstorming communities and urging lawmakers to change the state pension systems to control spiraling debts he says hurt taxpayers.
But Corbett's decision to retain...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 8:46 PM
The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered Pennsylvania organizations to pay $118,000 in back wages to workers with disabilities since 2011, according to records PublicSource obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.
The workers, who mostly...
| Aug 20, 2014
Palm Beach County Commissioners approved millions of dollars in incentives Tuesday for Office Depot and Pratt & Whitney.
The only opposition came from two county residents who raised concerns about giving public help to private companies.