| Feb 9, 2013
| 5:10 PM
You're six months behind on the mortgage. Your credit cards are maxed out. Your small business is treading water.
Meanwhile, a tree has fallen on the roof of the office, the parking lot is full of potholes, and you've promised raises to employees, along...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 9:03 AM
SACRAMENTO -- California's largest union of state workers, SEIU Local 1000, said it has reached a tentative agreement with officials of Gov. Jerry Brown's administration to award "across-the-board" pay raises to its members.
The raises, which were...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 4:40 PM
If you bumped into the guy, you probably wouldn't recognize him. Chances are, you've never even heard of him.
But he's one of the most powerful players in Los Angeles politics, and he's swinging for the fences again, using his considerable clout to...
| May 23, 2013
| 2:33 PM
The Los Angeles City Council on Thursday unanimously approved Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s final budget, expanding key services as several members acknowledged that many city workers will likely get a 5.5% raise in eight months.
| Mar 19, 2013
| 8:23 PM
The long-running love-in between Wendy Greuel and public employee unions continued Tuesday, with the mayoral candidate from the San Fernando Valley bagging an endorsement from the powerful Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.
Which raises a question:...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:21 PM
SACRAMENTO — California legislative leaders and 10 public employee unions announced opposition Wednesday to any sale of the Los Angeles Times and other Tribune Co. newspapers to a pair of wealthy brothers who fund conservative causes throughout...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 6:40 PM
I think it's fair to say that the men sitting across the table from me Monday afternoon were not terribly happy with my recent work.
Bob Schoonover, president of Service Employees International Union, Local 721, and Art Sweatman, a shop steward and tree...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 7:53 PM
For more than half of my 38 years in the news business, I've been a member of a union, though I'm not currently. And my late father was a proud Teamster for decades.
So I appreciate the goods that unions deliver to nearly 15 million members in the...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 10:24 AM
California state workers cited by auditor for misconduct...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 12:52 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's plan to roll back retirement benefits of newly hired employees won fina approval Friday, despite opposition from an array of labor leaders across Southern California. The City Council cast its second and final vote...
| May 9, 2012
| 9:39 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown is targeting a new part of the budget to close a widening deficit by seeking to reduce state employee costs in his budget proposal, according to sources with knowledge of his plans....