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  • Hundreds of city workers protest bank deals at L.A. City Hall

    Hundreds of city workers protest bank deals at L.A. City Hall
    Hundreds of city workers and their allies packed the streets and sidewalks outside Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday morning, protesting "predatory fees" the city pays to Wall Street banks. The Fix LA Coalition, which includes labor unions, clergy and...
  • City employee unions would gain clout in pensions ruling

    City employee unions would gain clout in pensions ruling
    Thanks to federal and state laws, public employee unions have enormous power over the pension benefits paid by local governments. This week, a hearing officer in Los Angeles has proposed giving city unions even more say, requiring their approval before...
  • City workers protest deals between L.A., Wall Street banks

    City workers protest deals between L.A., Wall Street banks
    Hundreds of city workers and their allies packed the streets and sidewalks outside Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday morning, protesting what they say are predatory deals between the city and Wall Street banks. The Fix LA coalition, which includes...
  • As I've been saying, what part of 'shall not be diminished or impaired' don't our lawmakers understand?

     
    Breaking news: The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that subsidized health care premiums for retired state employees are protected under the Illinois Constitution, signaling potential trouble for an overhaul of pension benefits that’s also being...
  • Candidates need reality check on pensions

     Candidates need reality check on pensions
    What to do about our state's worst-in-the-nation pension liability? Gov. Pat Quinn says he doesn't need a "Plan B" to address the problem because he believes the Illinois Supreme Court will uphold the pension reform law he signed in December. Bruce...
  • Feds issue rule for honoring fallen employees with flag

    Feds issue rule for honoring fallen employees with flag
    Getting a flag from the federal government wouldn't have provided much consolation for the family of the U.S. Postal Service employee who was shot to death last year on his route in Prince George's County. But June Barnette, a great-uncle of Tyson...
  • Commentary: COIN ordinance is saving taxpayers money

    At the last Costa Mesa City Council meeting, I was pleased to see savings of more than $1 million result from negotiations with employees. The transparency of COIN confirmed this success. COIN, the Civic Openness in Negotiations ordinance, requires...
  • Pension 'spiking' to cost CalPERS nearly $800 million, controller says

    Taxpayers and local governments are on the hook to pay nearly $800 million stemming from "legal" pension spiking over the next two decades, the state controller said Tuesday. The price tag came as Controller John Chiang issued a new audit of the...
  • Port truck drivers seek support from a city pension board

    Port truck drivers on Tuesday told the managers of the biggest pension system for the city of Los Angeles that they should closely examine their investment in a trucking company that they claim illegally fired them when the drivers pressed their claim for...
  • Pension spiking could cost CalPERS nearly $800 million

    SACRAMENTO — A legal way to increase pensions by boosting the final pay of retiring state and local government workers could drive up public employee pension costs in California by as much as $796 million over the next 20 years, the state controller...
  • Malloy Shouldn't Count On State Workers' Support

    The conventional wisdom that Jonathan Pelto's failure to get on the ballot means that unionized state employees will vote for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is overstated. Malloy has squandered any goodwill he had with the rank and file members. Politics 101...