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  • Judge: Federal government violated Fair Labor Standards Act during shutdown

    A ruling by a federal judge in a lawsuit filed by federal employees over the government shutdown last fall has given the workers hope that they could soon be eligible for a payout. U.S. Court of Federal Claims Chief Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith...
  • State Workers Won't Be Charged In D-SNAP Fraud Case

    Prosecutors have decided not to file charges in an emergency food stamp fraud case involving nearly 200 state employees who claimed federal benefits in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene. Three months after the August 2011 storm ravaged Connecticut,...
  • OPM allows fed workers to hang on to health cash

    OPM allows fed workers to hang on to health cash
    Federal employees will be allowed to carry money on their health savings accounts into the next year following a months-long lobbying effort by Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland and other lawmakers in the region. Some 323,000 federal workers set aside a...
  • Islamic State's secret weapon in Iraq? Wheat, other grains

    Islamic State's secret weapon in Iraq? Wheat, other grains
    For Salah Paulis, it came down to a choice between his faith and his crop. A wheat farmer from outside Mosul, Paulis and his family fled the militant group Islamic State early last month. The group overran the family farm as part of its offensive that...
  • Trust in federal workers bounced back after shutdown

    Trust in federal workers bounced back after shutdown
    Nearly three-quarters of Americans say they have trust in federal employees, a spike in public confidence that some are attributing to last year's partial government shutdown. In a recent Battleground Poll by George Washington University, 22 percent...
  • Insurance Commissioner, Other State Employees, Hop The Globe

    Insurance Commissioner, Other State Employees, Hop The Globe
    Of the 20 work days in June 2013 the state's commissioner of insurance spent 17 away from his desk — far away. Thomas B. Leonardi's schedule that month included trips to Washington, D.C., Rome, Zurich and Seoul. That month's globe-hopping...
  • Wilton Manors employees getting big pay hikes

    Wilton Manors employees getting big pay hikes
    It's going to be a good year financially for city employees, but only a so-so one for taxpayers. All city employees will get up to a 6 percent raise this year – up to 7 percent for police officers – with 60 employees receiving significant...
  • With budget balanced, California should cut into credit card debt

    With budget balanced, California should cut into credit card debt
    Any struggling family knows that first you put food on the table, make sure there's a roof overhead and lay in some daily essentials. Only then can you realistically think about paying down the credit card. True, you shouldn't have run wild with the...
  • Supreme Court may boost free-speech protections for public workers

    Supreme Court may boost free-speech protections for public workers
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday sounded ready to rule that a public employee who testifies about corruption in his government department cannot be fired for revealing the truth. But first justices will need to confront their own 2006...
  • Letter: Mohill is willing to fight the unions

    One of the most critical and important responsibilities a member of the Glendale City Council has is to approve or disapprove the contracts negotiated between the public employee unions and the city of Glendale. Over the last decade or more our public...
  • How Justice Scalia could become the savior of public employee unions

    How Justice Scalia could become the savior of public employee unions
    Organized labor is on tenterhooks these days over a pending Supreme Court ruling that could spell life or death for public employee unions. What makes this a man-bites-dog story is the identity of the man who might save public employee unions from...