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  • Approved union contract suspends bonus pay, keeps crossing guards

    The City Council on Tuesday signed off on a three-year contract that suspends bonus pay and increases employee pension contributions for the city’s largest union — moves that will help the city keep school crossing guards on its payroll,...
  • City to put the brakes on nepotism

    City to put the brakes on nepotism
    Saying the honor system in Burbank wasn’t enough, Civil Service commissioners this week continued crafting an anti-nepotism policy to codify hiring and other workplace rules in a city where inter-employee relationships abound. Burbank, unlike...
  • Police officials split on leadership change

    City Manager Mike Flad's announcement last week that it was “time for a transition” of leadership at a police department barely emerging from years of unrest, officer-involved lawsuits and numerous outside inquiries into the department left...
  • Casting directors ratify new three-year contract

    Hollywood's casting directors have ratified a new three-year contract. Teamsters Local 399 business agent Steve Dayan said the union's casting directors overwhelmingly approved a new contract Tuesday that gives them modest increases in wages and...
  • It's all about the union

    I'm tired of hearing all the bad things about Walmart. It all boils down to the union, not to traffic issues. I heard Best Buy is closing some stores. I heard Kmart is closing stores, and some grocery stores are closing too. What retail store will...
  • Layoffs scheduled to hit local entertainment industry

    Layoffs scheduled to hit local entertainment industry
    More than 175 employees at entertainment-related companies in Burbank likely will be laid off starting in December, many as a result of outsourcing custodial services, studio representatives said. Sixty-seven workers at Walt Disney Studios — mostly...
  • Unions fight movie piracy

    Unions fight movie piracy
    Concern about movie piracy is shifting from black-market DVD copies made overseas to Internet users at home, and unions representing thousands of studio workers are pushing federal regulators to take a stronger stand. Last week, attorneys for the...
  • Guild fashionably ushers in holiday season

    Guild fashionably ushers in holiday season
    The 2010 holiday season was kicked off last week as the La Providencia Guild of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles staged their annual fashion show fundraiser luncheon. Presented under the theme, "The Heart of Christmas," hundreds of guild members and...
  • Plan may save jobs

    WEST BURBANK — Administrative assistants and other non-teaching employees at Burbank Unified are close to a deal that would spare 27 people from being laid off in exchange for their union agreeing to five unpaid work furlough days, officials said....
  • Burbank school board approves budget

    Burbank school board approves budget
    WEST BURBANK — Despite reduced state education funding, the Burbank Unified school board on Thursday approved a budget that is expected to end $400,000 in the black three years out. State law requires school districts to submit balanced budgets...
  • 'Ball Four' part of local display

    The Baseball Reliquary has enjoyed an ongoing association with the Burbank Central Library. For a number of years, the library has hosted a variety of baseball-related events and displays put on by the San Gabriel Valley-based organization. The...
  • Schools bank on federal boost

    WEST BURBANK — Federal aid to states is expected to provide Burbank Unified with about $2 million, which officials said could offset employee furlough days or ease the deficit. Burbank Unified officials said it was too soon to know whether...