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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Brian D'Arcy, DWP union's power guy

    Brian D'Arcy, DWP union's power guy
    Sometimes L.A. politics seem like patty-cake, but when Brian D'Arcy gets in the game, the game gets serious. He's a third-generation union man, and the union he heads, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18, is the DWP's biggest...
  • City proposes deep benefit cuts

    After a year of full-time employment with the city of Costa Mesa, a worker represented by the current contract for general employees receives 92 hours of paid vacation. But the city recently proposed a two-year labor contract that would slash that...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ex-Cudahy official gets probation, not prison, in pot bribe case

     
    A former official in the southeast Los Angeles County city of Cudahy was sentenced to five years probation Monday -- far less than the prison term prosecutors recommended -- for his part in taking $17,000 in bribes from a man......
  • Greuel gets top internal ranking from key City Hall union

     
    The powerful Service Employees International Union quizzed mayoral candidates Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti at a town hall-style meeting Tuesday, but did not reach a consensus on whom to recommend for the group's much-coveted endorsement. But Greuel...
  • L.A. mayor candidates tone it down for radio debate

     
    The leading candidates for L.A. mayor have dialed up their rhetoric as a March 5 primary draws closer, but they are still little known to a large number of voters in the city and remain determined to make a good first impression....