| Oct 3, 2013
| 7:33 AM
The Virginia Zoo in Norfolk is offering free admission to federal employees on weekdays through the duration of the government shutdown.
"Here in Hampton Roads, we understand the importance of the work federal employees do," said Greg Bockheim, the Zoo'...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:01 PM
President Barack Obama on Friday proposed a 1 percent raise for civilian federal employees, a move that would end the pay freeze that has been in place for three years as policymakers sought to reduce budget deficits.
In a letter to congressional...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:49 AM
Opposition is mounting on the City Council against Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s latest sweeping pension change, which would switch new city employees from a traditional pension system to a 401(k)-style plan.
City Councilwoman Helen Holton,...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 10:40 AM
It would take a finely tuned instrument to measure the speed with which a strike by public employees is followed by politicians calling for a ban on this fundamental right of organized labor. Sure enough, the ink wasn't dry on the settlement ending the...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 8:26 AM
City Councilwoman Helen Holton's proposed alternative to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to put many future municipal employees into a 401(k)-style plan instead of a traditional pension sounds, on the surface, like the compassionate thing to do. Ms....
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Howard County is asking a federal court to throw out a former Fire Department battalion chief's lawsuit, arguing that the Facebook posts that triggered his dismissal were not constitutionally protected because they were "at best, personal opinion or pique...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 7:52 AM
Modesto city officials are trying to determine if a crime was committed when city workers sold jewelry they found in city sewers....
| Jun 11, 2013
| 9:03 AM
SACRAMENTO -- California's largest union of state workers, SEIU Local 1000, said it has reached a tentative agreement with officials of Gov. Jerry Brown's administration to award "across-the-board" pay raises to its members.
The raises, which were...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 4:40 PM
The state Senate has provided raises of up to 5% to 559 of its legislative employees in the last year, even while the state was grappling with a financial crisis that resulted in pay cuts for most state workers starting......
| Jul 27, 2012
| 7:42 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown has quietly handed out pay raises to three of his aides in recent months before pushing through pay cuts for most other state workers, including his staff. Brown has asked employees in his office to take the......
| Jul 24, 2012
| 9:33 PM
The San Bernardino City Council on Tuesday voted to suspend debt payments and freeze staff vacancies, saving $5.4 million in July alone, so the city will have enough money to make payroll until it files for bankruptcy protection....