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  • Greuel to explore pension changes for existing city employees, backer says

     
    A co-chairman of Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel’s mayoral campaign told business leaders Wednesday that his candidate will explore an increase in the retirement age for current city workers. A day before she is set to meet with the......
  • Thousands attend labor rally in MacArthur Park

     
    More than 4,000 people attended a Wednesday afternoon rally in MacArthur Park put on by a national public services employees union. The rally was held as part of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, or AFSCME, 40th......
  • Obama outspends Romney on campaign advertising

    Obama outspends Romney on campaign advertising
    WASHINGTON — President Obama pumped three times more money into media ads than Republican challenger Mitt Romney last month as both candidates dramatically stepped up their spending, racing through as much money as they brought in. August marked...
  • UC and its largest union ratify labor agreement

     
    University of California and its largest labor union reach agreement on a new labor contract. The union, AFSCME, represents some of the lowest-wage workers at the university system....
  • Pete Wilson endorses in area congressional race

     
    Former Gov. Pete Wilson endorses former Rep. Steven T. Kuykendall. Rep. Janice Hahn gets more labor endorsements....
  • Lawyers, labor, leaders rally for court funding

     
    A campaign by attorneys and labor and business leaders to restore funding to state courts is beginning to get some attention, and it's about time. As The Times notes in an editorial Tuesday, courts stand apart because of their essential......
  • Jerry Brown takes in more cash for his initiative to hike taxes

     
    California Gov. Jerry Brown has reported another $485,000 for his tax-raising measure, bringing the total amount in his campaign account to more than $2.2 million. Brown is seeking to place a measure on the ballot that would raise taxes on......
  • Firings at L.A. building department are up sharply, G.M. says

     
    The L.A. Department of Building and Safety has fired 10 employees for wrongdoing so far this year -- five times the number who lost their jobs for such reasons over the past decade, the agency’s top executive said....
  • Cartoons: Presidential history lessons

     
    There we go again. Cartoonists love to represent the present through presidents pasts. Chip Bok, breaking with the liberal AFL-CIA (Amalgamated Federation of Lithographers, Cartoonists, Illustrators and Animators) quotes FDR against AFSCME. Tony Auth...
  • Two L.A. city unions accept employee concessions

     
    Two of the four employee groups that rejected Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's plan for worker concessions last month have ratified it on the second go-round -– sparing them from dozens of unpaid days off in the coming year, union......
  • The electoral clout of public employee unions

     
    At the risk of sounding like Juan Williams, I was rattled Friday by the sight of this data point in the Wall Street Journal: The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is now the top-ranked spender on independent......