| Oct 23, 2013
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...
| 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 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 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...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 12:33 PM
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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:39 PM
SACRAMENTO — Months of heavy lobbying by the National Football League and other professional sports team owners paid off when lawmakers gave final passage to a bill to limit most workers' compensation claims by out-of-state professional athletes....
| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:30 PM
The leader of the nation's largest labor federation denounced several top American corporations and the U.S. Supreme Court for contributing to the erosion of the middle class.
In a fiery speech to thousands of union members at the AFL-CIO convention...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:56 AM
McDonald's Corp. said sales jumped 1.9% in August, boosted by a big increase at its European restaurants.
The fast-food giant reported the sales increase at restaurants open at least 13 months compared to sales in August 2012.
The biggest gains came...