| Oct 1, 2013
| 1:26 PM
As the state’s health insurance marketplace began enrolling thousands of newly qualified Californians for health coverage, Gov. Jerry Brown signed 10 healthcare-related bills on Tuesday.
Among them are measures that extend healthcare tax breaks to...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Dodging the labor strife that has descended on other recent negotiations over orchestral musicians' pay, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the union representing its musicians announced Monday that they’ve reached a new four-year contract that...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees unanimously approved a one-year contract with teachers during Tuesday's board meeting, ending months of contentious negotiations.
Before the board's approval, 94% of the Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Los Angeles County officials voted this week to try to block a ballot measure that would create an independent health agency for the city of Los Angeles.
The move puts the county in line with the Los Angeles City Council, which has also voted to go to...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 12:44 PM
CHELMSFORD, Mass. — It's hard work being one of Dr. Damian Folch's diabetic patients.
If a lab test shows high cholesterol, Folch is quick to call or email. No patient can leave the office without scheduling an annual eye exam, a key preventive...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Tinley Park village officials and the labor union representing its police officers have reached an agreement on a contract that calls for a 9 percent pay increase spread out over four years, according to representatives from both sides.
| Aug 30, 2013
| 9:56 AM
Registered nurses at Glendale Memorial Hospital are set to vote on a deal for their own healthcare as part of a tentative four-year agreement with the hospital's parent company, Dignity Health.
The deal covers 12,000 registered nurses at 28 hospitals in...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Later this year and in years to follow, your Los Angeles Department of Water and Power rates will go up, not down, despite the new employee contract for which city officials are uniformly patting each other on the back.
The deal with Local 18 of the...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 8:54 AM
An Orange County pharmacist has won a $20,000 judgment against two companies he said stiffed him on pay for work he did on a state contract while the firms were co-owned by the husband of state Sen. Mimi Walters (R-Irvine).
The state labor...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Unionized bus drivers in the Bay Area have voted down a contract proposal, setting the stage once again for a possible strike that could affect thousands of commuters.
Roughly 181,000 people who ride the AC Transit bus lines every day could ultimately...
| Aug 20, 2013
In the midst of this year's mayoral campaign, the union representing most Los Angeles Department of Water and Power employees made city officials an offer they apparently couldn't refuse.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Ordinarily, I don't spend more than an hour or so at a time in Los Angeles City Hall. I get in and out of there, quick as a burglar, to avoid having my judgment impaired.
I thought longingly about that approach on Friday, when I attended a windy...