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  • Rep. Gary Miller targeted in TV ad pushing for immigration vote

    Rep. Gary Miller targeted in TV ad pushing for immigration vote
    WASHINGTON -- For Rep. Gary Miller and voters in his Inland Empire district, this is just the beginning: A television ad began airing Thursday in the Republican’s district seeking to ratchet up pressure on him to support a pathway to citizenship for...
  • Letters: CEO pay is an inside job

    Re "Shining a light on CEO salaries," Column, Oct. 20 We need a word stronger than "obscene" for this disparity in pay between chief executives and rank-and-file employees. In the late 1990s, a company I worked for researched the makeup of corporate...
  • CNBC goes to school on Social Security, flunks out

    CNBC goes to school on Social Security, flunks out
    A couple of well-heeled anchor-reporters for CNBC -- the type of people who need never beg for lunch dates among Wall Street bankers -- Friday batted around the supposed threat to the republic posed by hordes of seniors collecting Social Security...
  • Letters: A history of healthcare reform

    Re "A history lesson for the GOP," Opinion, Oct. 15 Jane Mansbridge's article should be cast in stone and delivered to every member of Congress and to the president. Mansbridge reminds us that the Democrats already gave huge concessions to the...
  • Wealth inequality is only getting worse

    Wealth inequality is only getting worse
    The richest 1% own nearly half of all global wealth. Let's get our heads around that. Only a tiny fraction of the roughly 7 billion people in the world accounts for 46% of the estimated $241 trillion in money, property and other material resources...
  • SAG-AFTRA to hold first national convention in L.A.

    SAG-AFTRA to hold first national convention in L.A.
    Seventeen months after its creation, Hollywood's largest performers union will hold its first national convention in Los Angeles this week. More than 350 delegates from across the country will attend the inaugural SAG-AFTRA National Convention, which...
  • Ex-Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich warns about income inequality

    Ex-Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich warns about income inequality
    Former Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich, who served in the Clinton administration, warned during an interview of the perils of widening income inequality in the United States, excessive executive compensation and the future of labor. Reich is promoting...
  • Minimum wage, overtime protections extended to direct care workers

    Minimum wage, overtime protections extended to direct care workers
    The Labor Department on Tuesday announced a new rule that would extend minimum wage and overtime protections to nearly 2 million direct care workers. The new rule would apply to workers such as home health aides, personal care aides and certified...
  • Big U.S. banks keeping door open to another financial crisis

    Big U.S. banks keeping door open to another financial crisis
    There are two ways to think about how far we've come in protecting against a repeat of the financial meltdown five years ago that plunged the world into recession. You can conclude that we've pretty much eradicated the risk of another such crisis. That'...
  • Ron Burkle's Yucaipa buying Fresh & Easy stores from Tesco

    Ron Burkle's Yucaipa buying Fresh & Easy stores from Tesco
    Billionaire Ron Burkle's Yucaipa Cos. is buying the Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market chain from Britain-based Tesco, the companies announced Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Fresh & Easy operates more than 150 U.S. stores in California,...
  • Unions need a broader focus than wages and job conditions

    Unions need a broader focus than wages and job conditions
    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka had thousands of union activists on their feet, applauding his utopian ideal. "People who work deserve to make enough to live and enjoy the good life," Trumka told the crowd in his speech Monday at the labor federation's...