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  • House passes back pay bill for fed employees

    House passes back pay bill for fed employees
    The House of Representatives approved a bipartisan bill Saturday to provide back pay to 800,000 furloughed federal employees when the government shutdown ends. If approved by the Senate, the proposal would limit the economic impact of the shutdown....
  • State workers busy — processing federal workers' unemployment claims

    State workers busy — processing federal workers' unemployment claims
    Furloughed federal workers have filed more than 16,000 unemployment insurance applications — more than four times the number typically received from that sector in a year. While idled federal workers are eligible to collect unemployment benefits,...
  • If we're going to pay furloughed federal employees, why not let them work?

     If we're going to pay furloughed federal employees, why not let them work?
    On Saturday, the House of Representatives passed a bill to guarantee furloughed federal employees back pay 407-0. So, if federal employees are going to be paid eventually, why not allow them to come back and do their jobs? Otherwise, it's not a furlough,...
  • Government shutdown turns off the next generation of public servants

    Government shutdown turns off the next generation of public servants
    While our nation enters week two of the government shutdown and Congress' approval rating reaches an anemic 10 percent, the lowest number in recent history, I grow more and more concerned about the future. We witness politicians on both sides of the aisle...
  • It's A Gray Area: Federal pensions no longer make any sense

    There is a lot of misinformation and mystery about the compensation Congress receives. So I did some research at http://www.About.com and called the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives at (202) 225-7000. Senators and representatives...
  • The DP 103: Our list of 2013's newsmakers

    The DP 103: Our list of 2013's newsmakers
    1.) Tom Gazsi: Costa Mesa's police chief celebrated the 60th anniversary of his department — one he leads with a steady, capable hand, despite the tension between his officers and a majority of the City Council members. 2.) Keith Curry: The...
  • Workers sue over shutdown pay delays

    Workers sue over shutdown pay delays
    Hundreds of federal workers who say they were not paid on time during the partial government shutdown are suing for compensation. The suit, initially filed in October on behalf of five Bureau of Prisons workers, has since attracted interest from about...
  • Retired teachers file first lawsuit against Illinois pension reform law

    Retired teachers file first lawsuit against Illinois pension reform law
    The Illinois Retired Teachers Association filed suit Friday challenging the constitutionality of the state’s historic but controversial plan to deal with the nation’s most underfunded public employee pension system. The lawsuit is the...
  • L.A. city employees receive last in a costly series of raises

    L.A. city employees receive last in a costly series of raises
    At least 13,000 Los Angeles city employees received a 5.5% raise Wednesday, the final piece of a salary agreement that became a major financial burden during the recent economic downturn. The pay hike means a majority of workers with the Coalition of L....
  • Md. salary database reveals top paid state employees

    Much has been made recently about proposed pay increases for some Maryland's politicians, but even the highest-earning elected officials don't come close to the top of the state-employee income scale. Gov. Martin O'Malley's 2012 income of $150,000 was...
  • Letters: An overdue pay raise for city workers

    Re "City workers get last raise in '07 deal," Jan. 2 As a dedicated 30-plus-year librarian with the city of Los Angeles, I was disturbed by this article's implication that city workers are getting rich with these long-overdue raises. In fact, city...