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  • Labor Department gives nearly $100 million in green-jobs training grants

     
    The government is funneling nearly $100 million into training programs for green jobs, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis said today. The funds, part of a $500-million green workforce development initiative through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,...
  • Actors yell cut on proposed tax on expensive health insurance plans (updated)

     
    The generally cozy relationship between Hollywood's unions and the Obama administration is coming under strain. The source of friction: President Obama's support for a so-called Cadillac tax that is part of the healthcare bill passed by the Senate. The...
  • Alleged abuses at L.A. carwashes detailed at hearing

     
    A City Hall panel including Cardinal Roger Mahony heard from witnesses today about alleged abuses in the Los Angeles carwash industry, which has been targeted by the U.S. labor movement in a major organizing drive. Several former carwash employees told......
  • Friday's TV Highlights: Fox airs the season finale of 'Dollhouse'

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan 24 - 30, in PDF format This week's TV Movies THE END: Echo and Sierra (Eliza Dushku, left, and Dichen Lachman) reunite in the series finale of "Dollhouse," at......
  • *Live on the Web: Forum on how to measure artists' economic impact

     
    In the arts, composers, writers, painters, sculptors and performers grab all the glory, but they also serve who sit and wonk. And we, the people, are invited to watch 'em in action Friday as the National Endowment for the Arts......
  • After win in Sacramento, L.A. football stadium developer backs easing of term limits

     
    Two months after state lawmakers exempted a football stadium proposed for the City of Industry from environmental laws, the sports venue’s developer has contributed $300,000 to a ballot measure that would allow future legislators to stay in one office...
  • President Obama's speech to school children

     
    The White House has posted the speech President Obama will deliver to school children Tuesday. We have a copy of it below. Give it a read and let us know if you think the controversy preceding the event is merited.......
  • Amid dismal job market, Americans grow warier of unions

     
    Organized labor might have hoped that the heavy job losses in this deep recession would boost Americans' trust in unions as a counter-balancing force. Instead, just the opposite has happened. A Gallup poll last month found that the public has......
  • Shut the Oval Office, Obama's out campaigning again today

     
    Monday: New York City. Tuesday: Ohio and Pennsylvania....
  • What Obama's trying (Applause) to tell union folks these days (Applause)

     
    Full text (Applause) of the Democrat's speech (Applause) to AFL-CIO, including the chants of support. (Chant. Chant)...
  • Khrushchev -- A Look Back

     
    Photograph by Art Rogers / Los Angeles Times Sept 19, 1959: Nikita Khrushchev, Los Angeles International Airport. What did Khrushchev make of his trip to Los Angeles? Fortunately, he deals with it at some length in his autobiography, published by Penn...