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  • Californians' negative view of organized labor grows, Field Poll says

    Californians' negative view of organized labor grows, Field Poll says
    Californians' view of organized labor has soured over the past two and a half years: 45% of those surveyed in a poll released Friday said unions do more harm than good, up from 35% in a March 2011 reading.  The results of the independent Field Poll...
  • Immigration activists arrested during protest outside Capitol

    Immigration activists arrested during protest outside Capitol
    WASHINGTON -- Forty protesters, including union leader Eliseo Medina of the Service Employees International Union, were arrested Thursday afternoon for blocking passage outside the U.S. Capitol during a demonstration urging the House to pass comprehensive...
  • Senate immigration overhaul set for passage

    Senate immigration overhaul set for passage
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate was on track to approve a sweeping immigration overhaul Thursday, but the landmark legislation has dim hopes in the GOP-controlled House despite drawing significant Republican support with the addition of $46 billion in border...
  • Immigration overhaul bill passes the Senate

    Immigration overhaul bill passes the Senate
    WASHINGTON – The Senate approved a sweeping immigration overhaul Thursday in a strong bipartisan vote after an afternoon of emotional speeches as senators told personal stories of family journeys to the United States while visitors filled 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Immigration activists depart Dodger Stadium for Bakersfield march

    Immigration activists depart Dodger Stadium for Bakersfield march
    A caravan of protesters departed Los Angeles Wednesday morning, bound for a march in Bakersfield that organizers are billing as one of the largest protests in the nation in support of an immigration overhaul. The march, which is expected to draw...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Many highly paid CEOs end up as failures, report says

    Many highly paid CEOs end up as failures, report says
    Nearly 40% of the nation’s best-paid CEOs over the past two decades were either fired, forced to take government bailouts or in charge of companies that paid huge amounts in fraud-related claims. That’s the conclusion of a report Wednesday...