| Jul 1, 2014
| 8:18 PM
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...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:01 PM
An attempt by the city’s largest union to reverse a 2010 contract that reduced pay was blocked, yet again, on Friday by a three-judge panel from the state’s Los Angeles-based Court of Appeal.
Although the city may have engaged in one instance...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 4:05 PM
As of Dec. 31, the Newport Beach Firefighters Assn. Political Action Committee had $76,115.67 on hand. By the end of summer, it should have more than $90,000 at its disposal.
The Newport Beach Police Employees Assn. Political Action Committee had $89,...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 3:16 PM
The Supreme Court shielded public employees from being fired or disciplined if they testify in court against their superiors, ruling Thursday that the 1st Amendment protects citizens who are called upon to tell the truth.
The 9-0 decision bolsters the...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:30 AM
For understandable reasons, the IRS scandal has largely focused on the political question of whether the White House deliberately targeted opponents. To date there's no evidence that it did. That's good for the president, but it may not be good for the...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 1:12 PM
One of the first tests of how the newly reunified Palestinian government would meld public workforces together stumbled badly as Hamas security forces shut down banks in the Gaza Strip on Thursday amid scuffles after the Palestinian Authority did not...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 6:01 PM
More than two-thirds of people who work for the city of Los Angeles live somewhere else, a Los Angeles Times analysis suggests.
Out-of-towners are especially common among those charged with keeping Angelenos safe from crime and fire. Only 21% of...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 5:10 PM
The Supreme Court dealt a limited setback to organized labor Monday, ruling that personal home-care employees in Illinois cannot be forced to pay union dues. But to the relief of the nation’s largest unions, the justices refrained from extending the...
| May 27, 2014
| 3:08 PM
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...
| May 29, 2014
| 8:58 AM
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...
| May 14, 2014
| 5:54 PM
SPRINGFIELD — State workers and retirees can breathe a sigh of relief — at least for a while — after a judge on Wednesday delayed the start of a far-reaching overhaul of their pensions until it can be determined whether the measure...