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  • 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...
  • Commentary: Underfunded pensions must be dealt with

    I recently read a claim that underfunded pension obligations for city employees were imaginary. Consider the following hypothetical, which is analogous to what's facing thousands of public employees in the California Public Employee Retirement System...
  • Letters: Garcetti and the DWP

    Re "Garcetti's DWP test," Editorial, Aug. 25 Your discussion of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's negotiating strength glossed over the interesting and relatively unique position the mayor finds himself in: to wit, a Democrat elected to office with no...
  • Are employee associations unions?

    Against a backdrop of skirmishes between Costa Mesa's organized labor and its conservative council majority is a kind of war on words. On one side is Mayor Jim Righeimer and his supporters, who in an effort to save the city money say they're fighting...
  • Transit worker unions prevail -- for now -- over pension reform

    Transit worker unions prevail -- for now -- over pension reform
    Transit unions won the first round in their battle with Sacramento over Gov. Jerry Brown's pension reforms. But under a deal negotiated between Brown and the U.S. Department of Labor, which sided with the unions, their victory may be only a temporary one....
  • Modesto city workers sold jewelry found in sewers

     
    Modesto city officials are trying to determine if a crime was committed when city workers sold jewelry they found in city sewers....
  • Memorial Day deals and steals

    Memorial Day deals and steals
    With Memorial Day weekend around the corner, there are deals and “steals” vying for travelers’ attention. Here are some that caught our eye, including deals for military members and government employees to take a well-deserved vacation...
  • City employees sign up in droves for wellness program, except cops

    City employees sign up in droves for wellness program, except cops
    More than 38,000 Chicago government workers and their spouses have signed up for a new program designed to improve their health and save the city millions of dollars in health care costs, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration announced today....
  • New pension reform plan surfaces in Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD — The top House Republican and a key House Democrat unveiled a pension proposal today that would require state workers, teachers and others under state retirement plans to work longer, chip in more from their paychecks and scales back...
  • Emanuel teams with soft-drink giants to combat obesity

    Emanuel teams with soft-drink giants to combat obesity
    New York City barred convenience stores and restaurants from selling outsize sodas. Boston's mayor halted pop sales and soft-drink advertising in city buildings to fight obesity and rising health care costs. In Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to take...