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  • LAFD union leader says suspending hiring program 'patently unfair'

    LAFD union leader says suspending hiring program 'patently unfair'
    The president of the union representing Los Angeles firefighters on Monday told the mayor that suspending a controversial hiring program is "patently unfair" to candidates on track to be included in future classes. Capt. Frank Lima voiced his concerns...
  • Chicago train jumps platform at O'Hare airport, injuring 30

    Chicago train jumps platform at O'Hare airport, injuring 30
    CHICAGO — A Chicago Transit Authority operator may have fallen asleep shortly before a train jumped the platform at O'Hare International Airport on Monday and became partially wedged atop an escalator at the end of the line, according to her union...
  • L.A. should trim bank and investment costs, group says

    L.A. should trim bank and investment costs, group says
    With city budget managers intent on limiting new spending and reining in employee benefits, a coalition of union and political groups is fighting back with a report that suggests Los Angeles City Hall is spending too much on Wall Street and not enough...
  • Business economists more optimistic about growth despite harsh winter

    Business economists more optimistic about growth despite harsh winter
    WASHINGTON -- Economists for U.S. businesses are more optimistic about the recovery than they were three months ago, forecasting growth to accelerate this year after a slow start caused by severe winter weather. The media projection in the quarterly...
  • UC hospital strike averted by tentative contract agreement

    A strike planned this week by 13,000 UC hospital technical workers was averted with the announcement Sunday of a tentative four-year contract agreement. The pact between UC and the AFSCME 3299 union concludes more than a year of tense negotiations and...
  • Letters: No way to hire a firefighter

    Letters: No way to hire a firefighter
    Re "LAFD recruit program is suspended," March 21 As a retired L.A. firefighter, I'm outraged at the Los Angeles Fire Department's recent recruitment and hiring practices. There is the nagging suspicion that there is nothing recent about it at all....
  • To spur job creation, bring on supply-side economics

     To spur job creation, bring on supply-side economics
    The Congressional Budget Office says unemployment won't drop to 5.5% — the benchmark for "full employment" — until 2024. That implies a 15-year recovery from the Great Recession (which officially ended in June 2009, when the economy started...
  • Letters: Obamacare and religion in the workplace

    Re "These claims shouldn't have a prayer," Opinion, March 18, and "Religious rights in a for-profit world," Opinion, March 19 Both these compelling Op-Ed articles allude to conundrums that inevitably arise from allowing religious beliefs to trump common...
  • Spain's modern-day Robin Hood seeks to level the playing field

    Spain's modern-day Robin Hood seeks to level the playing field
    MARINALEDA, Spain — It was a sweltering summer day at the height of Spain's economic crisis when the longtime mayor of this hardscrabble village decided it was time to grab the nation's attention. Most other politicians were on vacation, which...
  • String of actions strengthens the hand of truck drivers

    String of actions strengthens the hand of truck drivers
    A string of actions by state officials and the National Labor Relations Board has strengthened the hand of truck drivers who say they need union representation to improve pay and working conditions for the thousands who transport cargo out of the ports of...
  • New chief of California employment department is appointed

    New chief of California employment department is appointed
    SACRAMENTO — A member of Gov. Jerry Brown's inner circle and a veteran labor union lobbyist has been recruited to run California's troubled Employment Development Department. Patrick William Henning has been serving as the governor's chief...