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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...
  • 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....
  • State Worker Costs Too High

    So who can disagree with Larry McHugh's op-ed "UConn Thriving With Hard Work, Dedication" [Sept. 19]?I don't. But it is the issues that he chooses to ignore that rankle taxpayers of all spectra. After all the money, largely well spent, that taxpayers...
  • 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...
  • Stockton bankruptcy ruling could deal blow to CalPERS, public pensions

    Stockton bankruptcy ruling could deal blow to CalPERS, public pensions
    A federal bankruptcy judge dealt a serious 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. U.S....
  • Glendale City Council renews option to leave city workforce

    Seventy-three city employees who are eligible for retirement and — for the first time — workers below retirement age have accepted an incentive package to resign from their positions, a significant majority of which will not be restaffed as...
  • Lawmakers push OPM to release retirement rules

    Lawmakers push OPM to release retirement rules
    Phased retirement was supposed to be good for everyone. The idea was to allow the growing number of federal employees who are eligible for retirement to remain in their jobs part time, while sparing the government the sudden loss of institutional...
  • Judge: Federal government violated Fair Labor Standards Act during shutdown

    A ruling by a federal judge in a lawsuit filed by federal employees over the government shutdown last fall has given the workers hope that they could soon be eligible for a payout. U.S. Court of Federal Claims Chief Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith...
  • State Workers Won't Be Charged In D-SNAP Fraud Case

    Prosecutors have decided not to file charges in an emergency food stamp fraud case involving nearly 200 state employees who claimed federal benefits in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene. Three months after the August 2011 storm ravaged Connecticut,...