| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Fast-food workers, union organizers and community supporters are expected to protest nationwide for higher pay Thursday as the restaurant industry criticizes the campaign as “part of an ongoing effort to replace fact with fiction while ignoring...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Scrooge still holds a monopoly on holiday theater, but worthwhile alternatives to "A Christmas Carol" have been cropping up of late. A few are even W.C. Fields friendly, meaning the audience is largely free of wailing, coughing, scampering little...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:56 AM
Discuss a challenge to a deal between Los Angeles and the Department of Water and Power union at 9 a.m. today with reporter David Zahniser.
A coalition of Los Angeles employee unions is challenging key provisions of the labor agreement struck by...
| Dec 7, 2013
Re "Obama focuses on income inequality," Dec. 5
House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) is disingenuous in blaming President Obama for the inability of workers to make economic gains.
On a graph of inflation-adjusted incomes over the last 30 years,...
| Dec 8, 2013
Re "Hobby Lobby's cause," Opinion, Dec. 5
How refreshing to read that the protections of the Bill of Rights may be extended to corporations and other organizations — and that these organizations take on the attitudes, religious beliefs and...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Retailers slammed with preparations for the Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping bonanza last month added 471,000 workers to payrolls -- a number that fell 4.7% short of the record 494,400 seasonal employees brought on board during November 2012.
| Dec 9, 2013
| 7:56 PM
American Airlines officially emerged from bankruptcy, closing a blockbuster deal with US Airways to become the world's largest airline.
The parent companies of the two airlines, AMR Corp. and US Airways Group Inc., formally became American Airlines...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 12:22 AM
Workers at Calship shipyard on Terminal Island cheer the news of Italy's surrender. Then it was back to work....
| Nov 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Obamacare may be in the spotlight, but an estimated 16 million California employees are facing healthcare decisions of their own — at work.
Like most other Americans, a majority of Californians get their insurance through their employers. Although...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Health Net Inc. sees a big opportunity in Obamacare.
Although some insurers have taken a cautious approach to the Affordable Care Act, the Woodland Hills managed care company is actively seeking to cover thousands of previously uninsured people under...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:18 AM
A deal to sell the Riverside Press-Enterprise to the owner of the Orange County Register may be in jeopardy less than a month after it was announced.
On Oct. 10, Aaron Kushner, owner of the Register, said he would buy the Inland Empire’s...