| Oct 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The city of Lancaster has few Chinese restaurants. Its mayor cannot use chopsticks. And he has tried and failed to learn Mandarin.
But that doesn't stop R. Rex Parris from dreaming of creating an oasis for Chinese investment in this Mojave Desert town....
| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Lawrence + Memorial Corp. announced a new proposal Wednesday that offers signing bonuses but does not change the job security language it is offering of soften the economic concessions it is proposing.
About 790 nurses and technicians have been locked...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 4:59 PM
The union representing thousands of Maryland health care workers is renewing a push to apply state labor protections and collective bargaining laws to employees at the University of Maryland Medical Center, a move that hospital officials say is not needed...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:40 PM
A Los Angeles employee relations official delivered a stinging defeat to city labor leaders on Thursday, saying they failed to meet a procedural deadline for challenging a rollback in public employee pension benefits last year.
In a 23-page report,...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:00 PM
SAN DIEGO -- After two decades of legal and political wrangling, a federal judge Thursday ordered the cross atop Mt. Soledad removed within 90 days as a violation of the separation of church and state.
But U.S. District Judge Larry Burns stayed the...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 9:53 AM
A meeting called by a federal mediator to bring Will County officials and union leaders back to the bargaining table ended late Tuesday with no deal and no plans for a future meeting.
Union leaders last week gave notice they plan to terminate their...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:00 PM
The union representing Los Angeles County social workers filed a lawsuit Tuesday to force the county to reduce case loads.
Service Employees International Union Local 721 -- which represents about 55,000 county employees -- alleged in the suit that...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Shuttle bus drivers at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport sought to draw attention to what they say are unfair working conditions during a protest Thursday during which they drove around the airport's traffic loop "en masse."
In a statement about the...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Members of Los Angeles County's largest employee union voted to give their leaders authority to call a strike, after months of contentious talks about wages, employee healthcare and working conditions.
"If we need to go there, we'll go there, but I'm...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:31 PM
Will County officials and union leaders are heading back to the bargaining table Wednesday at the request of a federal mediator in an effort to avoid a strike by union employees.
Both sides were directed by the mediator to be prepared to meet on...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:29 AM
With a Nov. 13 deadline looming, a federal arbitrator called Will County officials and union leaders together in an attempt to reach an agreement in contract talks that began more than a year ago.
Both sides met Tuesday, days after union leaders filed...