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  • Three More Rell Administration Appointees Get The Ax

    There were three more firings this week of Rell-administration political appointees -- both high-level and low -- who landed on the permanent state civil-service payroll during the waning months of Republican M. Jodi Rell's governorship. Officials in the new Democratic administration of Gov. Dannel Malloy have been reviewing recent Rell hires while the new people are still in their probationary periods and can be readily removed.
  • Can L.A. labor be smart again?

    Can L.A. labor be smart again?
    From the mid-1990s until a few weeks ago, Los Angeles was home to the nation's smartest and most consequential municipal labor movement. It was in Los Angeles that living wage ordinances and local hiring requirements for projects receiving public...

    Maryland shifts insurance policy to cover transition-related care of transgender employees

    Maryland shifts insurance policy to cover transition-related care of transgender employees
    In a reversal of state healthcare policy, transgender state employees in Maryland can now access gender reassignment surgery, hormone therapy and other transition-related care under their state-provided health insurance plans. The change quietly went...

    Stockton bankruptcy ruling a blow to pensions

    Stockton bankruptcy ruling a blow to pensions
    SACRAMENTO — A federal bankruptcy judge dealt a blow to California's public employee pension systems by ruling Wednesday that payments for future worker retirements can be reduced when a city declares bankruptcy — just like its other debts....

    Brown vetoes effort to give unions greater say on labor-dispute boards

     Brown vetoes effort to give unions greater say on labor-dispute boards
    Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have given public employee unions a greater say over who serves on the influential panels that issue decisions on labor-management disputes in L.A. city and county government. Brown said the measure, which...