| Jun 21, 2009
Rey Torres dreamed of a better life for his wife and five children when he left a neighborhood of wooden shacks and burning trash piles to drive a bus on a U.S. military base near Baghdad.
He hoped to send his children to college and build a new home...
| Jan 8, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Former Chief Financial Officer Tom Staggs and Parks and Resorts Chairman Jay Rasulo completed their executive job swap this week, and each were awarded similar compensation packages. Rasulo received a new, five-year employment contract that reflected...
| Dec 9, 2009
| 4:33 PM
The Los Angeles City Council delayed a vote today on a five-year package of raises for employees of the Department of Water and Power, pushing that decision to Friday. Much of this morningâs meeting has been consumed by the councilâs......
| Feb 13, 2008
The strike is over.
Hollywood's costly 100-day walkout came to a widely welcomed end Tuesday after members of the Writers Guild of America voted overwhelmingly to go back to work.
More than 90% of the 3,775 writers who cast ballots in Los Angeles and...
| Dec 4, 2008
Today's question: U.S. automakers say the high cost of labor here gives overseas companies an unfair advantage. How much of a problem is Big Labor for Detroit? How much of an advantage -- if at all -- do Honda, Toyota and others have over U.S. companies?...
| Jan 19, 2009
You know how Andy Rooney always asks these whiny questions about why things don't work the way he thinks they should? You agree with him, sure, but you also feel a little stupid for being duped by the march of progress. Way too many sociologists sound...
| Jan 26, 2009
Why is this recession so deep, and what can be done to reverse it?
Hint: Go back about 50 years, when America's middle class was expanding and the economy was soaring. Paychecks were big enough to allow us to buy all the goods and services we produced....
| Feb 3, 2009
Today's topic: Are labor unions a victim or villain in the decline of the Detroit Big Three? Shikha Dalmia and David Madland discuss the state and future of American labor unions.
A New Deal-era model is sinking the Big Three Point: Shikha Dalmia
| Aug 9, 2008
California's largest union local and a related charity have paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to firms owned by the wife and mother-in-law of the labor organization's president, documents and interviews show.
The Los Angeles-based union, which...
| Jun 7, 2008
| 5:53 PM
Leaders of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists approved a new contract with Hollywood studios that grants actors more money for Internet work -- an issue that sparked a crippling writers' strike earlier this year.
| Jan 23, 2008
Hollywood's striking writers, signaling a possible thaw in the 3-month-old labor dispute, have agreed to drop two demands that studios have long viewed as non-starters.
Leaders of the Writers Guild of America told top studio chiefs during a meeting...