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  • 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,...
  • At AFL-CIO convention: A diverse crowd, long journeys, high hopes

    At AFL-CIO convention: A diverse crowd, long journeys, high hopes
    The quadrennial convention of the AFL-CIO. the nation's largest labor federation, has attracted a diverse crowd from across the nation and around the world to the Los Angeles Convention Center. Among the 5,000 scheduled to attend were day laborers...
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Senate passes its major immigration overhaul

    Senate passes its major immigration overhaul
    WASHINGTON — A landmark bill to overhaul the immigration system passed the Senate on Thursday, winning a large majority as its sponsors had hoped, but showing no signs of gaining ground with the Republican majority in the House. Supporters...
  • Unions protest any sale of Tribune papers to Koch brothers

    California unions are increasing their opposition to any sale of the Los Angeles Times and other Tribune Co. newspapers to the Koch brothers, urging the City Council to oppose such a deal and planning a protest for Tuesday. Charles and David Koch,...
  • Unions protest over potential L.A. Times sale to Koch brothers

    Unions protest over potential L.A. Times sale to Koch brothers
    About 300 labor-union members and other activists staged a demonstration Tuesday to protest the potential sale of the Los Angeles Times to the billionaire politically conservative Koch brothers. Demonstrators marched outside the downtown L.A....
  • White-collar workers are turning to labor unions

    White-collar workers are turning to labor unions
    NEW YORK — The next wave of union protesters isn't blue collar. It's lawyers, paralegals, secretaries, helicopter pilots, judges, insurance agents and podiatrists. These white-collar workers are not exactly the picture of the labor movement, but...
  • Joyce Miller dies at 84; voice for women in labor's top ranks

    Joyce Miller dies at 84; voice for women in labor's top ranks
    Joyce D. Miller, who rose from an assembly line job to the top ranks of American labor as the first woman on the AFL-CIO executive council, died June 30 in Washington. She was 84. The cause was a stroke, said her daughter, Rebecca Miller. Miller was...
  • Metro awards rail contract to Japanese firm despite union protests

     
    In a break with L.A.'s powerful organized labor movement, Metro board members awarded a crucial $890 million rail car contract to a giant Japanese firm that unions claim will create fewer jobs than a competitor and might violate federal requirements to...