| Sep 17, 2010
| 6:09 PM
Teachers unions are starting to push for a repeal of upcoming unpaid work furlough days after the state Legislature released millions in federal stimulus funding.
The federal money, with $2.5 million going to Burbank Unified and about $5 million to...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 12:17 PM
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...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 5:48 PM
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...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 10:08 PM
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...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 10:38 PM
After a year and a half of work, the California Armenian American Democrats has received provisional ratification as the first organization chartered by the executive board of the state Democratic Party.
Caro Avanessian, interim chairman of the new...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 6:51 PM
Maintenance workers at Bob Hope Airport took the first step toward unionizing Wednesday after a petition was filed on their behalf with the National Labor Relations Board.
The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 501 filed the petition...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 8:12 AM
Labor groups are continuing to choose sides in some of next year’s hot congressional contests:
--The California Assn. for Professional Employees has decided to back Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) over Rep. Howard Berman (D-Valley Village) for...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 4:32 PM
California’s largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance plans to lay off more than 500 employees in Glendale next year — part of an overall strategy to cut up to 1,800 jobs statewide.
The government-controlled State...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 10:00 AM
La Cañada school board member Cindy Wilcox is calling for La Cañada High School math teacher Gabrielle Leko to be fired, alleging, among other things, that she addressed a ninth grade geometry student as “Jew boy.”
Wilcox said she filed a...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 7:50 AM
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...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 12:47 PM
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....
| Dec 22, 2011
| 9:10 AM
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...