| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:41 PM
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...
| Oct 17, 2013
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...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:13 PM
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...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 12:05 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Democrat Freddie Rodriguez has a narrow lead in a special election held Tuesday to fill an Assembly seat vacated earlier this year by now-state Sen. Norma Torres (D-Pomona).
As of late Tuesday night, with all of the precincts of the 52nd...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:49 PM
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...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 12:51 PM
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...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:23 PM
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'...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Months after much of organized labor fought hard to block his election as mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti tried to mend fences Wednesday with a call for solidarity with unions in their struggle for more jobs that pay middle-class wages.
| Sep 10, 2013
| 10:59 AM
Several of the nation's top labor leaders are calling on President Obama to stop deporting immigrants until Congress passes an immigration overhaul bill that grants a pathway to citizenship for millions of people living in the United States illegally....
| Sep 10, 2013
| 10:21 AM
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,...