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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: Standing up to the town bully

    Ron Kaye: Standing up to the town bully
    The sparse front page of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18 website expresses exactly the message Brian D'Arcy wants his members to get: Rotating photos of protesting workers waving "A DEAL IS A DEAL" signs. It also features...
  • Glendale City Council may impose labor contract on IBEW

    After more than two years of contract talks, the Glendale City Council on Tuesday may impose a labor agreement on the union representing Glendale Water & Power employees. On the council’s agenda is an item to “unilaterally implement”...
  • Glendale Unified disqualified from Race to the Top competition

    Glendale's Hail Mary pass in the $400-million Race to the Top federal grant program has been called by the officials: Incomplete. One day after the U.S. Department of Education announced it received 371 applications for the $400 million grant program,...
  • GUSD grant application still on hold

    With less than two weeks remaining until Glendale Unified officials must submit an application for a federal grant that could net up to $40 million, they have yet to reach an agreement with the teachers union over a provision that would require student...
  • Glendale teachers union rejects grant deal

    With its teachers union continuing to withhold support, Glendale Unified faces the worst-case scenario of having to overnight its 70-page application for federal Race to the Top funds on Monday. The grant application for the highly competitive pot of...
  • Glendale Unified applies for $40-million federal grant, without union support

    Undeterred by the lack of support from the teachers union, Glendale Unified officials on Thursday said they’re submitting a 503-page application for what could be $40 million in federal Race to the Top grant money. The decision to overnight the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • An early Christmas and an extraordinary career

    During two respective events this past week, hundreds of Burbankers got a jump on celebrating the Yuletide season while others honored a woman who, during the span of her remarkable 36-year journalism career, has covered and chronicled the lives of...
  • Ron Kaye: The happiness factor

    Depending on which side of the Great Divide you’re on, unions — especially public employee unions — should be abolished or the bankers and corporate CEOs should be locked up in jail and the keys thrown away. Maybe we have been at war so...
  • Ron Kaye: Like it or not, change has arrived

    You are the lucky ones and you probably don’t even know it. And if you do, you probably don’t appreciate it. Hard times are here for cities across California, and they are going to get harder in the years ahead. Costa Mesa has sent pink...