Eric Garcetti
Brown vetoes effort to give unions greater say on labor-dispute boards

Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have given public employee unions a greater say over who serves on the influential panels that issue decisions on labor-management disputes in L.A. city and county government. Brown said the measure, which would have restored the power of labor leaders to screen appointees to the city's Employee Relations Board and the county's Employee Relations Commission, would have resulted in "a significant override of local decision-making authority." The two boards take positions on high-stakes labor-management fights over public employee salary agreements, work rules and retirement benefits. Last year, Mayor Eric Garcetti stopped...