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  • Virginia Zoo offers free admission to federal workers

    Virginia Zoo offers free admission to federal workers
    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'...
  • Obama proposes 1% pay raise for federal employees

    Obama proposes 1% pay raise for federal employees
    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...
  • City Council challenges mayor's pension change

    City Council challenges mayor's pension change
    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,...
  • Why public employees should have the right to strike

    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...
  • No half measures for Baltimore pension reform [Editorial]

    No half measures for Baltimore pension reform  [Editorial]
    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....
  • Howard County asks court to toss former fire official's lawsuit

    Howard County asks court to toss former fire official's lawsuit
    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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • More than half of Senate staffers received raises in last 12 months

     
    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......
  • Gov. Jerry Brown gives raises to some aides, pay cuts to most

     
    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......
  • San Bernardino begins painful budget-cutting process

     
    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....