| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:10 PM
A Los Angeles City Council panel voted Monday to let the Department of Water and Power scale back the cost of hiring away workers from other city agencies, despite objections from workers outside the DWP.
The council's Budget and Finance Committee...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 12:55 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration told union leaders Thursday morning that federal employees will know by the end of the week whether they can report to work Tuesday if the government shuts down.
Supervisors will tell employees informally by the...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 7:52 AM
Modesto city officials are trying to determine if a crime was committed when city workers sold jewelry they found in city sewers....
| May 8, 2013
Average employee pay at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power rose 15% over the last five years, despite an economic slump that ravaged the city's budget, records released Tuesday show.
DWP workers received significantly more generous pay...
| May 1, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Employees at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, whose union is the single biggest contributor in the current mayoral race, earned average total pay of nearly $100,000 in 2011, according to a Times analysis of the most recent publicly available...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 1:03 PM
If I were a government employee in California, I'd cringe anytime I heard the name Bruce Malkenhorst.
Malkenhorst worked for the tiny city of Vernon for 29 years, culminating with his tenure as city manager. He somehow persuaded his employer to pay...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 1:24 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has reluctantly approved a Kaiser Permanente rate hike for more than 45,000 public employees and their families, after aggressively pressing the nonprofit healthcare coverage provider for months to...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 7:39 PM
Two men could face life in prison if convicted of embezzling more than $822,000 from the city of Buena Park during their time as city employees, the Orange County district attorney’s office said Tuesday.
Rudolph P. Juarez, 56, of Anaheim, who...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:20 AM
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Amid the news coverage of Detroit's recent bankruptcy filing, Michael thought he heard something about public-sector workers there not paying Social Security taxes.
What's up with that? Aren't all...
| Jun 5, 2013
Sometimes L.A. politics seem like patty-cake, but when Brian D'Arcy gets in the game, the game gets serious. He's a third-generation union man, and the union he heads, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18, is the DWP's biggest...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 7:13 PM
SAN DIEGO - The city attorney's office may seek a restraining order to bar Mayor Bob Filner from City Hall because his presence allegedly creates a hostile working environment for women.
"It is a possibility as a last resort," Michael Giorgino,...