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Pension and Welfare

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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,...
  • Pension law expected to save Glendale, Burbank money

    Legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown this week that would require new public employees to work longer before retiring with full benefits, while at the same time requiring them to eventually cover at least half of the contribution to their retirement...
  • Greg Krikorian's ambition is tragic

    This reader chuckled when reading your article titled, “Krikorian goes after Gatto's Assembly seat” on March 11, in which Glendale Unified school board member Greg Krikorian described himself as a moderate who wanted to tackle pension reform,...
  • 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...
  • Burbank braces for cuts

    Burbank and Glendale officials on Friday said Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest proposals for closing a $19.1-billion state budget deficit could weigh down on the region and affect local residents. The governor proposed closing the gap with $12.4...
  • Liu welcomes ideas at town hall

    Community solutions posed Saturday to state Sen. Carol Liu about the state's budget crisis ranged from streamlining school administrators to allowing the production of hemp. The suggestions came during a town hall meeting at the Glendale Central Library...
  • Nestle announces new animal welfare standards

    Nestle, the world’s largest food and beverage company, has pledged new animal welfare standards for its 7,300 worldwide suppliers, the Los Angeles Times reported. The move, which animal rights groups call the strongest by a major food company to...
  • Glendale City Council approves $833M budget

    The City Council this week adopted a roughly $833-million budget for fiscal year 2014-15, which begins July 1, and a variety of fee changes. Two hotly contested fee proposals — bumping the costs of a Mills Act application, which provides a tax...
  • Precinct data reveal Devine territory

    While City Council election winner Paula Devine had support from nearly every corner of the city, most of the precincts she dominated were in Glendale’s northern region, according to an analysis of Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder data. Devine...
  • Majority of council candidates oppose further bicycle infrastructure in Glendale

    The final City Council candidate forum this week further teased out differences and similarities between the five vying for a single open seat on June 3. The candidates disagreed on issues from pension reform to bicycle infrastructure improvements at the...
  • Couple pleads guilty to embezzlement

    A couple who owned three Glendale-based post-production film companies pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzling more than a $1 million — a portion of it from their employees’ retirement fund, but the lion’s share for not paying their...
  • Council to review options to address Glendale budget deficit

    Although city fees related to Glendale’s building boom and a rebound in post-recession sales taxes are expected to boost resources for the city’s budget, rising pension, medical, and other costs are expected to eat into those increases,...