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  • Labor relations officer sides with L.A. on employee pension cuts

    Labor relations officer sides with L.A. on employee pension cuts
    A Los Angeles employee relations official delivered a stinging defeat to city labor leaders on Thursday, saying they failed to meet a procedural deadline for challenging a rollback in public employee pension benefits last year. In a 23-page report,...
  • Minnesota Orchestra musicians defy lockout, set concert dates

    Minnesota Orchestra musicians defy lockout, set concert dates
    Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra who have been locked out in a contract dispute with management since 2012 have scheduled 10 concerts for 2014 with the possibility of more. The musicians said in an announcement Friday on their website that the...
  • Senate confirms Thomas E. Perez as Labor secretary

    Senate confirms Thomas E. Perez as Labor secretary
    WASHINGTON — Thomas E. Perez was confirmed as secretary of Labor on Thursday, ending a long battle over his nomination in a key test of this week’s deal to end a showdown over Senate rules. Perez, currently the nation’s top civil...
  • Senate reaches tentative deal to end filibuster standoff

    Senate reaches tentative deal to end filibuster standoff
    WASHINGTON -- Senators have reached a tentative agreement that will avoid a Democratic move to change Senate rules and eliminate the power of a minority to block action on executive branch nominations, Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Tuesday....
  • A route around a BART strike

    A route around a BART strike
    Gov. Jerry Brown, his investigative panel and a San Francisco Superior Court judge appear to be of one mind: A renewed strike against the Bay Area Rapid Transit District would jeopardize and harm the public's health, safety and welfare. Thus, the court...
  • Edgar Allan Jones Jr. dies at 92; law professor played judge on TV courtroom shows

    Edgar Allan Jones Jr. dies at 92; law professor played judge on TV courtroom shows
    The TV career of Edgar Allan Jones Jr. began with a phone call in early 1958 from a producer who needed to cast someone knowledgeable about the law. Although Jones taught law full time at UCLA, he was nervous at the prospect of auditioning: His only...
  • Prisons and American values

    Prisons and American values
    At nine prisons across California, more than 500 inmates continuing a hunger strike they began July 8 to protest what they call cruel and inhumane conditions, and this action — the third hunger strike in two years — must surely lead many...
  • Minnesota Orchestra financial review paints grim picture

    Minnesota Orchestra financial review paints grim picture
    The Minnesota Orchestra, which has been stuck in limbo due to an intractable labor dispute, has released the results of an independent financial review that showed the orchestra has faced a budget deficit totaling more than $22 million in the past three...
  • Ex-Sen. George Mitchell steps into Minnesota Orchestra labor dispute

    Ex-Sen. George Mitchell steps into Minnesota Orchestra labor dispute
    George Mitchell, the former U.S. senator from Maine, has worked to broker peace in the Middle East and Northern Ireland. He was partnered with Major League Baseball to get to the bottom of its steroid scandal. And now it appears that Mitchell is lending a...
  • Colombia labor dispute halts Reficar refinery construction

    Colombia labor dispute halts Reficar refinery construction
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- Work on Colombia’s biggest-ever construction project, a $6.47-billion refinery called Reficar going up near the coastal city of Cartagena, has ground to a halt amid ongoing labor strife, the latest in a series of setbacks that...
  • L.A. Now Live: Latest on California prison hunger strike

    L.A. Now Live: Latest on California prison hunger strike
    Convicted killer Todd Ashker and three other inmates — representing the Mexican Mafia, Nuestra Familia and the Black Guerrilla Family — called for a mass hunger strike July 8, largely to protest indefinite incarceration in solitary...