| 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 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
Over the next few days, the largest national group of unions, the AFL-CIO, meets in Los Angeles to look at ways to stem the long-term decline of American unions. African Americans and other people of color have a lot at stake.
Many people think of a...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 4:53 PM
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) urged labor leaders Sunday to prepare for an uphill battle as they seek to strengthen the labor movement, beat back "powerful interests" and enact financial reform.
Warren made a speech at the quadrennial convention...