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  • L.A. City Council approves pension reforms despite protests

     
    Despite a raucous protest and threats of a lawsuit from city labor unions, the Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to roll back pension benefits and boost the retirement age to 65 for new civilian employees. The council voted 14-0 to approve the plan,...
  • Public Employees

     
    My last two columns have been about former Allentown Mayor Roy Afflerbach, his disastrous contracts with city police and firemen and my opinion that we can't keep giving public employees better raises, pensions and other benefits than we're getting in.......
  • Unions threaten lawsuit over L.A. city pension changes

     
    A group that represents 18,000 employees at Los Angeles City Hall warned Tuesday it will sue if the City Council enacts a new plan to roll back pension benefits and boost the retirement age to 65....
  • California unions assail public pension changes

     
    As Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday aimed at overhauling the state's overburdened public pension system, he acknowledged that further action may be needed in the future, saying "government, like a battleship in the ocean, turns slowly." Labor...
  • 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...
  • New poll finds voters split over pension changes

     
    Many California voters say the changes in the state pension system that Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed into law are enough, for now, to curb public employee retirement benefits, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll....
  • Seven sentenced in bribery scheme at Navy base

     
    Four former government workers and three defense contractors were sentenced in San Diego federal court Tuesday for their roles in a bribery scheme involving Navy warplanes being repaired at North Island Naval Air Station in Coronado....
  • Are state workers overpaid?

     
    The high salaries earned by California state workers have long rankled voters, who are again being asked to raise their taxes in November. The average California government employee earned $70,777 in 2011. That’s nearly $16,000 more than the...
  • Pension rollback passed by Los Angeles City Council

     
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's plan to roll back retirement benefits of newly hired employees won fina approval Friday, despite opposition from an array of labor leaders across Southern California. The City Council cast its second and final vote...
  • Unions hail demise of Riordan pension-reform ballot measure effort

     
    Representatives of Los Angeles city labor unions on Monday hailed the announcement that former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan had pulled the plug on his ballot measure to roll back pension benefits for city employees, calling it an expensive and poorly...