| Nov 28, 2013
| 2:23 PM
As organizers prepare for what they bill as the largest Black Friday protests to date, the National Labor Relations Board recently said that the practice of paying Wal-Mart strikers last year with $50 gift cards was legal.
The decision came as...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 7:58 AM
While the Black Friday shopping frenzy was taking place inside the Wal-Mart store in Ontario, things were decidedly less cheery outside in the parking lot early Friday morning.
At 6 a.m., a scheduled protest staged by Warehouse Workers United, which...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 3:11 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- When weary BART managers and union leaders emerged from negotiations in October with a tentative contract, it seemed the acrimony that had subjected more than 200,000 rail commuters to two crippling strikes and much uncertainty was...
| Oct 1, 2013
Los Angeles has more charter schools than any other school district in the nation, and it's a very bad idea.
Billionaires like privately managed schools. Parents are lured with glittering promises of getting their kids a sure ticket to college....
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Only days before US Airways is set to officially merge with American Airlines, a labor dispute threatens to complicate the plan to create the world's largest airline.
A machinists union for US Airways has asked members of Congress to help settle a...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:00 PM
The union representing Los Angeles County social workers filed a lawsuit Tuesday to force the county to reduce case loads.
Service Employees International Union Local 721 -- which represents about 55,000 county employees -- alleged in the suit that...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Protesters gathered outside the Los Angeles headquarters of Chinese automaker Build Your Dreams to protest working conditions at the company, which is under a state investigation for breaking labor laws including paying some employees below minimum wage....
| Oct 6, 2013
The Supreme Court convenes for its new term Monday, the first Monday in October. It is hard to imagine how the coming term could possibly compare with the highly contentious and high-profile decisions of the last two: Obamacare in 2012, and the same-sex...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:44 PM
Two weeks after demanding details on how two nonprofits run by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and its biggest union spent more than $40 million, the agency's commissioners changed tack Wednesday and agreed to let the groups audit...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Talk with Times reporter Jack Dolan at 9 a.m. about an upcoming audit of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
Two weeks after demanding details on how two nonprofits run by the agency and its biggest union spent more than $40 million, the...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:24 PM
Problems are growing worse for the state's Employment Development Department after a new computer system backfired, leaving some Californians without much-needed benefit checks for weeks.
The agency initially said 80,000 unemployment claims were stalled...