| Jul 11, 2013
| 2:05 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new contract with California's largest state worker union on Thursday, granting raises to more than 90,000 employees.
The state could begin increasing salaries for all members of SEIU 1000 next July if...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 5:05 PM
A U.S. District Court judge denied a request Friday by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation to delay a planned L.A. County audit of the organization.
The group, which provides care to HIV and AIDS patients through a contract with the county, filed an...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 12:40 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- As the clock ticked toward another potential regional transit strike, Bay Area public officials banded together Friday to press management and labor to resolve their differences and spare the riding public significant hardship.
| Aug 7, 2013
| 12:47 PM
California signed contracts with 12 health insurers for its new state-run marketplace, but the Ventura County Health Care Plan unexpectedly dropped out.
Covered California, which is implementing the federal healthcare law in the state, said it supported...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Unionized bus drivers in the Bay Area have voted down a contract proposal, setting the stage once again for a possible strike that could affect thousands of commuters.
Roughly 181,000 people who ride the AC Transit bus lines every day could ultimately...
| Aug 20, 2013
In the midst of this year's mayoral campaign, the union representing most Los Angeles Department of Water and Power employees made city officials an offer they apparently couldn't refuse.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Later this year and in years to follow, your Los Angeles Department of Water and Power rates will go up, not down, despite the new employee contract for which city officials are uniformly patting each other on the back.
The deal with Local 18 of the...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Dodging the labor strife that has descended on other recent negotiations over orchestral musicians' pay, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the union representing its musicians announced Monday that they’ve reached a new four-year contract that...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Los Angeles County officials voted this week to try to block a ballot measure that would create an independent health agency for the city of Los Angeles.
The move puts the county in line with the Los Angeles City Council, which has also voted to go to...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 1:26 PM
As the state’s health insurance marketplace began enrolling thousands of newly qualified Californians for health coverage, Gov. Jerry Brown signed 10 healthcare-related bills on Tuesday.
Among them are measures that extend healthcare tax breaks to...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 12:44 PM
CHELMSFORD, Mass. — It's hard work being one of Dr. Damian Folch's diabetic patients.
If a lab test shows high cholesterol, Folch is quick to call or email. No patient can leave the office without scheduling an annual eye exam, a key preventive...