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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...
  • Commentary: Costa Mesa would be harmed by a city charter

    Pensions, pensions, pensions. Isn't it interesting that Costa Mesa is embroiled in political controversy that, in a microcosmic sense, reflects exactly what is going on throughout the nation? The conflict is simple. Conservatives continue to...
  • Stockton bankruptcy ruling will decide fate of public pensions

    In a closely watched case, a federal judge on Thursday is expected to decide whether the bankrupt city of Stockton can continue to pay employees generous pensions that soon could consume one-fifth of municipal revenues. The ruling has been much...
  • The legacy of County Fed leader Maria Elena Durazo

    The legacy of County Fed leader Maria Elena Durazo
    Like her or loathe her, there can be little doubt that Maria Elena Durazo has become one of the most powerful figures in Los Angeles politics and that she has lifted the plight of low-wage workers into the public consciousness. Durazo announced...
  • Sex Change Insurance Coverage Increasingly Common

    Sex Change Insurance Coverage Increasingly Common
    Aetna has announced that all 2015 health plans it offers to federal workers will provide coverage for sex-change operations, a decision that follows a shift in U.S. government policy allowing insurance to pay for gender reassignment surgery. In the...
  • L.A. pension agency decision deepens city's budget hole

    L.A. pension agency decision deepens city's budget hole
    A Los Angeles city pension agency voted Tuesday to rein in its long-range earnings forecast, putting in place changes that could throw the city's budget $50 million deeper into the hole next year. The City Employees' Retirement System board responded to...
  • L.A. city workers rally over bank deals as bargaining continues

    L.A. city workers rally over bank deals as bargaining continues
    A large crowd of city workers, labor activists and their allies marched downtown and packed the stairs of City Hall on Tuesday, demanding that city leaders step up pressure on Wall Street banks to renegotiate deals they say are costing the city. The...
  • Fatalities in federal workforce increased, statistics show

    Fatalities in federal workforce increased, statistics show
    Fatalities in the federal workplace climbed last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, even as the number of workplace deaths in the United States fell. Fatal work injuries among government workers at all levels rose 5 percent to 476. But the...
  • Hopkins study: Feds are whiter, richer, more liberal than most Americans

    Hopkins study: Feds are whiter, richer, more liberal than most Americans
    The workers who staff the federal government in Washington are whiter, richer, more educated and more liberal than the rest of the country, according to two political scientists at Johns Hopkins University —who warn of the potential for a...
  • Just when you thought you've heard it all on pensions....

    To the editor: Why should a library staff member receive a bonus for helping a patron? Why should a jail worker receive a bonus for answering a question from the public? Surely those activities are part of the employee's job description. ("99 ways to...
  • 99 ways to boost pensions in California -- at public cost

     99 ways to boost pensions in California -- at public cost
    Directing traffic is part of a police officer's job, and in the city of Fountain Valley, keeping cars moving comes with a $145 monthly bonus — and a bigger pension. Fountain Valley officers can also pump up their pensions by working with police...