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  • 'U Visa' debate: Should illegal immigrant workers have more rights? [Most commented]

     
    In the 1930's, occupations held largely by African Americans were not protected under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Today, there is still little federal protection for professions many undocumented workers hold -- namely agricultural laborers and home...
  • Port Chicago, site of a World War II home front tragedy, is a classroom today

    Port Chicago, site of a World War II home front tragedy, is a classroom today
    The bombs erupted along Pier No. 1, thousands of them, about 30 miles northeast of San Francisco. And 66 years later, you can still spot a few twisted hunks of metal near water's edge, an American flag snapping in the wind overhead. This is Port...
  • Congo Park Expanded to Protect Chimpanzees

    Congo Park Expanded to Protect Chimpanzees
    The Republic of Congo has formally expanded NouabalĂ©-Ndoki National Park to protect an increasingly rare treasure: one of Africa’s most pristine forests and a population of “naive” chimpanzees with so little exposure to humans that the...
  • Michael Penny Carter

    Michael Penny Carter, a longtime public schools and community activist who had been director of family and community engagement for the Baltimore school system, died Tuesday of prostate cancer at a sister's home in West Baltimore. The Harlem Park...
  • 'The Waxman Report: How Congress Really Works' by Henry Waxman with Joshua Green

    'The Waxman Report: How Congress Really Works' by Henry Waxman with Joshua Green
    Pretty faces and promising careers tend to flash across our local political firmament with the frequency of shooting stars -- and with about as much effect. But for more than two decades, the most consequential elected official in Southern California...
  • Al Meyerhoff dies at 61; labor lawyer handled landmark sweatshop lawsuit

    Al Meyerhoff dies at 61; labor lawyer handled landmark sweatshop lawsuit
    Al Meyerhoff, a prominent environmental and labor lawyer whose landmark cases included the 2002 settlement of a class-action lawsuit against some of America's biggest clothing retailers that alleged sweatshop abuses on the island of Saipan, has died. He...
  • William L. Taylor dies at 78; leading civil rights advocate

    William L. Taylor dies at 78; leading civil rights advocate
    William L. Taylor didn't necessarily look the part of a leading civil rights advocate, a matter he addressed in his memoir under the heading "A White Guy Like Me," as in: "What leads a white guy like me to spend his life working on behalf of black people?...
  • Kerry endorses Obama

    John Kerry, the Democratic Party's 2004 standard-bearer, endorsed Barack Obama for president today, dashing the hopes of onetime running mate John Edwards and delivering a blow to his other Senate colleague, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Meanwhile, New...
  • No Child Left Behind accountability

    No Child Left Behind accountability
    The conundrum of school reform is that you can't expect more accountability without funding, but you also can't add significant new funding without demanding accountability. As the Obama administration gears up to reveal its proposals for revamping the No...
  • House pursuing probe of SEIU local in L.A., panel chairman says

    House pursuing probe of SEIU local in L.A., panel chairman says
    Responding to Republican charges of foot-dragging, the Democratic chairman of the House labor panel said Tuesday that it is pursuing its inquiry into a spending scandal at the Service Employees International Union but taking care not to interfere with a...
  • Congress investigates L.A. local of the Service Employees International Union

    Congress investigates L.A. local of the Service Employees International Union
    A congressional committee has opened an inquiry into a financial scandal enveloping the Service Employees International Union's biggest California local because of six-figure payments made to firms owned by relatives of its president. Rep. George...