| Oct 20, 2013
| 9:22 PM
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Federal authorities launched an inquiry Sunday into the deaths of two Bay Area Rapid Transit workers who were struck by a train in the midst of a tense labor walkout that has disrupted travel for hundreds of thousands of...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 7:01 PM
MOSCOW — The leader of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, whose protest performance at a Moscow cathedral led to prison terms for three of its members, appears to be lost in the nation's vast penal system, her husband said Sunday.
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:30 PM
A union leader whose members helped construct Disney Hall, Staples Center and other signature Southern California buildings is under investigation over allegations that he let employers skip payments to workers' health and pension funds, spent dues...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 4:21 PM
The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees is throwing a Hail Mary pass to Stanford University's president.
In a tactic to put pressure on the Pac 12-Networks, with which the union has been in a long-standing labor dispute, the union on...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 10:26 PM
Chief mechanic for 7 Indy 500 winners
George Bignotti, 97, who set a record as the chief mechanic for seven winners of the Indianapolis 500, died in his sleep of natural causes Fridayin Las Vegas, his daughter Mary Mendez said.
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:39 PM
The BART strike that hit the San Francisco Bay Area on Friday was met with mixed reactions by a wary public, but many commuters feared a true life nightmare if the labor dispute keeping roughly 400,000 workday riders from the rail system spilled over into...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:05 AM
With another BART strike in full effect Friday, Bay Area commuters crammed onto extra ferries and buses to get around the lack of rail service.
For some, the strike was a minor inconvenience, for others, the frustration of a protracted labor dispute...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 7:04 AM
After months of stalled negotiations over salaries, workers at Amazon's German warehouses are threatening to walk out for the Christmas shopping season.
It would not be the first time German workers walked out on Amazon. Verdi, the Services and Trade...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:31 PM
As expected, the state filed suit in federal court against the Department of Labor for blocking federal grants to state mass-transit agencies after unions objected to a new state law intended to slow the rising costs of public-employee pensions.
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:25 AM
The Minnesota Orchestra, which has been embroiled in a labor dispute for the past 12 months, has lost its music director, Osmo Vänskä. The Finnish conductor announced his resignation Tuesday morning as hopes for a resolution between management and...
| Oct 1, 2013
Los Angeles has more charter schools than any other school district in the nation, and it's a very bad idea.
Billionaires like privately managed schools. Parents are lured with glittering promises of getting their kids a sure ticket to college....