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  • City employee unions would gain clout in pensions ruling

    City employee unions would gain clout in pensions ruling
    Thanks to federal and state laws, public employee unions have enormous power over the pension benefits paid by local governments. This week, a hearing officer in Los Angeles has proposed giving city unions even more say, requiring their approval before...
  • City workers protest deals between L.A., Wall Street banks

    City workers protest deals between L.A., Wall Street banks
    Hundreds of city workers and their allies packed the streets and sidewalks outside Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday morning, protesting what they say are predatory deals between the city and Wall Street banks. The Fix LA coalition, which includes...
  • Appelate court blocks pay-cut complaint

    An attempt by the city’s largest union to reverse a 2010 contract that reduced pay was blocked, yet again, on Friday by a three-judge panel from the state’s Los Angeles-based Court of Appeal. Although the city may have engaged in one instance...
  • Commentary: Expect unions to play a big role in the election

    As of Dec. 31, the Newport Beach Firefighters Assn. Political Action Committee had $76,115.67 on hand. By the end of summer, it should have more than $90,000 at its disposal. The Newport Beach Police Employees Assn. Political Action Committee had $89,...
  • Supreme Court, public employees, unions, 1st Amendment shield

    Supreme Court, public employees, unions, 1st Amendment shield
    The Supreme Court shielded public employees from being fired or disciplined if they testify in court against their superiors, ruling Thursday that the 1st Amendment protects citizens who are called upon to tell the truth. The 9-0 decision bolsters the...
  • The naked self-interest of the bureaucratic class

    For understandable reasons, the IRS scandal has largely focused on the political question of whether the White House deliberately targeted opponents. To date there's no evidence that it did. That's good for the president, but it may not be good for the...
  • Unity tested: Lack of pay angers Hamas public employees in Gaza

    Unity tested: Lack of pay angers Hamas public employees in Gaza
    One of the first tests of how the newly reunified Palestinian government would meld public workforces together stumbled badly as Hamas security forces shut down banks in the Gaza Strip on Thursday amid scuffles after the Palestinian Authority did not...
  • Most L.A. city employees don't live in L.A., Times analysis finds

    Most L.A. city employees don't live in L.A., Times analysis finds
    More than two-thirds of people who work for the city of Los Angeles live somewhere else, a Los Angeles Times analysis suggests. Out-of-towners are especially common among those charged with keeping Angelenos safe from crime and fire. Only 21% of...
  • Supreme Court ruling on home healthcare workers a setback for unions

    Supreme Court ruling on home healthcare workers a setback for unions
    The Supreme Court dealt a limited setback to organized labor Monday, ruling that personal home-care employees in Illinois cannot be forced to pay union dues. But to the relief of the nation’s largest unions, the justices refrained from extending the...
  • Coast Guard center reconsiders hiring plans after union opposition

    Coast Guard center reconsiders hiring plans after union opposition
    The Coast Guard is reconsidering plans to take on contractors to help process boat permits amid objections from a federal workers' union. Officials at the Coast Guard's National Vessel Documentation Center, which issues permits for boats, are...
  • Court upholds Wisconsin collective bargaining and voter ID laws

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court backed Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday in the key areas of labor relations and voter identification, handing the Republican governor victories during this year's fiercely contested election. In one ruling, the court upheld...