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  • News-Press Editorial: GWP contract the right move to make

    News-Press Editorial: GWP contract the right move to make
    This week, more than two years after engaging in good-faith contract talks with the L.A.-based International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18, the union representing employees of Glendale Water & Power, the city of Glendale pulled the plug on...
  • Ron Kaye: Brains, talent, too much ambition

    Ron Kaye: Brains, talent, too much ambition
    In the costliest and most vicious City Council race of the Los Angeles election season, the battle for Hollywood has shattered beliefs about Armenian solidarity, with Paul Krekorian's role seen as causing deep rifts in the community. Little Armenia in...
  • Settlement cheaper than firing, La Cañada school district officials say

    The process for firing problem teachers at La Cañada public schools is so burdensome that officials have decided it's easier — and cheaper — to pay at least some of them to leave. Since 2011, school officials have paid $311,000 to two...
  • Editing team of 'Last Comic Standing' on strike receives union support

    Editing team of 'Last Comic Standing' on strike receives union support
    Union members turned out to support the editing team behind the NBC reality show “Last Comic Standing” on Tuesday and picketed outside the Hollywood Production Center in Glendale for the workers’ right to unionize. Fifteen editors and...
  • Mayor: Challenges to Glendale city funding "deadly"

    From the booming downtown development scene to new retailers at the Americana at Brand and Glendale Galleria, there are plenty of positives to highlight in Glendale, but there are also looming problems that could take the wind out of the city’s...
  • IBEW files transfer lawsuit

    A Glendale resident and a city union filed a lawsuit last week in Los Angeles Superior Court asking a judge to stop Glendale officials from transferring tens of millions of dollars from its utility fund to pay for police, parks and other general services....
  • La Canada history: Girl Scouts participated in annual garden tour

    La Canada history: Girl Scouts participated in annual garden tour
    Ten Years Ago Grocery workers at the La Cañada Vons and Ralphs markets returned to work after joining the majority of their union members in approving a three-year contract that ended the nation's longest grocery strike. Vons, Ralphs and Albertsons...
  • City, police union butt heads

    City executives have rejected a grievance filed by the city’s police union that claims the reorganization of the Burbank Police Department has dramatically reduced staffing levels, affected officer response times and distressed the workforce. They...
  • Actors unions move closer to reaching merger agreement

    Actors unions move closer to reaching merger agreement
    Hollywood's actors unions are on track to complete a merger agreement by the end of next month, Screen Actors Guild President Ken Howard said. Emerging from a two-day meeting with representatives of SAG and its smaller sister union, American...
  • Burbank reaches long-sought deal with police union

    Burbank reaches long-sought deal with police union
    Burbank officials today announced that they have reached a tentative agreement with the police officers union on a new contract. Details of the deal were not disclosed, but the two sides have been negotiating since the prior contract expired in 2009....
  • In latest union deal, Burbank managers agree to forgo bonuses

    The Burbank Management Assn. this week became the latest group of city employees to forgo bonuses and contribute to their pensions. The City Council on Tuesday approved the new contract, which runs through June 2012 and will require managers to start...
  • Bonus payouts to Burbank employees total $4M

    Bonus payouts to Burbank employees total $4M
    Hundreds of Burbank city employees have received a collective $4 million in bonuses since July 2007, according to documents the city fought in court to keep out of public view. A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge in May ordered city officials to...