| Oct 29, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Like her or loathe her, there can be little doubt that Maria Elena Durazo has become one of the most powerful figures in Los Angeles politics and that she has lifted the plight of low-wage workers into the public consciousness. Durazo announced...
| Sep 14, 2014
The city of Sunrise is looking to lower the cost of health care for itself and city employees. One of the first steps would be a self-funded model of health care.
City commissioners voted in a new policy — effective Jan. 1 — that they hope...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:39 PM
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...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 9:28 PM
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...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 7:38 AM
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...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 9:29 AM
So who can disagree with Larry McHugh's op-ed "UConn Thriving With Hard Work, Dedication" [Sept. 19]?I don't. But it is the issues that he chooses to ignore that rankle taxpayers of all spectra.
After all the money, largely well spent, that taxpayers...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Wisconsin’s Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the state’s tough law that hobbled collective bargaining rights for most public employees, a decision that buoys the reelection campaign of Gov. Scott Walker, who used the law to...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 11:23 AM
The Coast Guard is reconsidering plans to take on contractors to help process boat permits amid objections from a federal workers' union.
Officials at the Coast Guard's National Vessel Documentation Center, which issues permits for boats, are...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:47 PM
The Wisconsin Supreme Court backed Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday in the key areas of labor relations and voter identification, handing the Republican governor victories during this year's fiercely contested election.
In one ruling, the court upheld...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 6:42 AM
Democratic state treasurer candidate Mike Frerichs says he thinks lawmakers should “go back to the drawing board” and start over on changes to public employee pension benefits following a recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling.
| Jul 6, 2014
| 10:03 AM
Back in April, it seemed like a win-win deal.
The federal government, with a workforce that has grown increasingly dissatisfied with training opportunities, negotiated a first-of-its-kind program: A Maryland college that caters to non-traditional...