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  • Quinn remains optimistic on pension reform

    Quinn remains optimistic on pension reform
    Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday that he remains confident lawmakers can reach a deal to reform the state’s government employee pension system by his Jan. 9 deadline, despite the fact House and Senate leaders can’t even agree on which days to come...
  • Civil servants and Social Security taxes

    This post has been updated. See below for details. Amid the news coverage of Detroit's recent bankruptcy filing, Michael thought he heard something about public-sector workers there not paying Social Security taxes. What's up with that? Aren't all...
  • Emanuel budget speech: No tax hikes, but pension woes loom

    Emanuel budget speech: No tax hikes, but pension woes loom
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today unveiled a new budget that he says doesn't include new tax, fine or fee increases but contains a warning about the financial havoc the city's looming government worker pension problem could wreak. Much of the mayor's speech is...
  • DWP average pay rose 15%, despite flagging economy

    DWP average pay rose 15%, despite flagging economy
    Average employee pay at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power rose 15% over the last five years, despite an economic slump that ravaged the city's budget, records released Tuesday show. DWP workers received significantly more generous pay...
  • DWP union is a big donor in mayor's race, its members get big pay

    DWP union is a big donor in mayor's race, its members get big pay
    Employees at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, whose union is the single biggest contributor in the current mayoral race, earned average total pay of nearly $100,000 in 2011, according to a Times analysis of the most recent publicly available...
  • Largest California state workers union says pay raises on the way

    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...
  • As congressional ally retires, federal employee advocates cite progress, challenges

    As congressional ally retires, federal employee advocates cite progress, challenges
    A leading advocate in Congress for federal workers, Sen. Daniel Akaka says he's pleased by progress on some of his priorities: Legislation to allow employees to work from home, reforms in hiring and the security clearance process, improvements in matching...
  • Washington-area federal charity drive lowers sights

    Washington-area federal charity drive lowers sights
    With the economic recovery still sluggish, a donor pool laboring under a long-term pay freeze and uncertainty about looming budget cuts, organizers of the Combined Federal Campaign in the National Capital Area have reduced their fundraising goal for the...
  • S.F. grudgingly backs Kaiser rate hike for public workers

    SAN FRANCISCO — Officials who oversee the healthcare plans that cover San Francisco public employees this week excoriated Kaiser executives for failing to adequately explain a proposed rate increase but ultimately voted to back it. The city's...
  • Bruce Malkenhorst: Poster boy for public employee pensions?

    Bruce Malkenhorst: Poster boy for public employee pensions?
    If I were a government employee in California, I'd cringe anytime I heard the name Bruce Malkenhorst. Malkenhorst worked for the tiny city of Vernon for 29 years, culminating with his tenure as city manager. He somehow persuaded his employer to pay...
  • Congress readies for next fight over federal pay

    Congress readies for next fight over federal pay
    Congressional Republicans are stepping up their rhetoric on federal employee pay, positioning the issue as a central bargaining chip in negotiations next month over raising the debt ceiling and keeping the government open. House GOP leaders will hold...