| Jan 5, 2014
Re "City workers get last raise in '07 deal," Jan. 2
As a dedicated 30-plus-year librarian with the city of Los Angeles, I was disturbed by this article's implication that city workers are getting rich with these long-overdue raises.
In fact, city...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 12:18 PM
Much has been made recently about proposed pay increases for some Maryland's politicians, but even the highest-earning elected officials don't come close to the top of the state-employee income scale.
Gov. Martin O'Malley's 2012 income of $150,000 was...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 7:40 PM
At least 13,000 Los Angeles city employees received a 5.5% raise Wednesday, the final piece of a salary agreement that became a major financial burden during the recent economic downturn.
The pay hike means a majority of workers with the Coalition of L....
| Dec 28, 2013
| 4:29 AM
The Illinois Retired Teachers Association filed suit Friday challenging the constitutionality of the state’s historic but controversial plan to deal with the nation’s most underfunded public employee pension system.
The lawsuit is the...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 8:18 AM
1.) Tom Gazsi: Costa Mesa's police chief celebrated the 60th anniversary of his department — one he leads with a steady, capable hand, despite the tension between his officers and a majority of the City Council members.
2.) Keith Curry: The...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Hundreds of federal workers who say they were not paid on time during the partial government shutdown are suing for compensation.
The suit, initially filed in October on behalf of five Bureau of Prisons workers, has since attracted interest from about...
| Dec 26, 2013
Californians could be faced in November with a proposal to dramatically alter the pension and benefit system for public employees. San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed has submitted a statewide ballot initiative that would allow government agencies to negotiate...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 1:53 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn today indicated that hundreds of additional state workers could be temporarily laid off if there's no resolution to the federal government shutdown within the next several days.
That news from the Democratic governor came in a letter he...
| Sep 17, 2013
Barbara Johnson will be featured speaker at the Aberdeen Area National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees meeting on Wednesday at the Ramkota Hotel.
Johnson will deliver a presentation on stained glass being renovated at the state...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 10:40 AM
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...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Federal agencies keep track of popcorn production and wallpaper sales, but figuring out exactly how many government employees have been furloughed by the shutdown in a state turns out to be a tricky task.
Estimates of the number of Marylanders furloughed...