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  • Disney shareholders return Steve Jobs to reelected board

     
    Walt Disney Co. shareholders returned Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs to the entertainment company's board of directors, despite questions raised about whether his health would hamper his ability to serve. Jobs was reelected, along with 12 other...
  • Villaraigosa to announce pension and healthcare deal with largest city union

     
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will announce at 4 p.m. Thursday what his office characterized as a "landmark pension and healthcare reform agreement" with the largest labor union representing workers at City Hall. In a statement, the mayor's...
  • So how deeply do GOP leaders want to cut health-care?

     
    TALLAHASSEE — With anti- “ObamaCare” animus coursing through the Florida Capitol, activists have warned that┬áhealth-care for the poor, old and catastrophically sick would be one of the major places where Republican legislative leaders...
  • The conversation: Why it's important to remember the Triangle fire

     
    On the 100th anniversary of the Triangle fire that killed 146 garment workers -- mostly young Jewish and Italian women and girls -- laboring in sweatshop conditions, we are reminded why it's so important to pay tribute to their tragedy.......
  • L.A. Councilman Parks celebrates narrow victory; Hogan-Rowles won't seek recount

     
    Celebrating his narrow victory on Friday, Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks said voters "saw through the facade" of the well-funded campaign mounted against him by public service unions in the March 8 city election. "There was a perception........
  • Villaraigosa's pact with labor unions could be just first step

     
    Though Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's "watershed" labor agreement with city workers will help ease the city's budget crisis, its real importance could be something else: pressuring other city unions to follow, providing a multiplier effect --...
  • WGA directors send contract to members for a vote

     
    The Writers Guild of America board of directors has uanimously endorsed a proposed three-year contract for its 12,000 members. The guild said Friday that directors had voted to send the tentative deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television.......
  • Labor rally set to take place in downtown Los Angeles

     
    Union members and their allies will march Saturday morning in downtown Los Angeles in support of bargaining rights and better-paying jobs. They also plan a rally in Pershing Square. Demonstrators are to gather outside the Los Angeles Convention Center...
  • Union dues bill passes 73-40 in House

     
    After a largely party-line vote, the Florida House delivered a major blow to public employee unions, approving a bill that would ban automatic dues deduction and require members to sign off on the use of their dues for political purposes. Democrats and...
  • Legslators make it easier for them to collect political contributions, but harder for unions to do the same

     
    You can't help but notice some ironies during March Madness – otherwise known as the annual Florida legislative session. Take yesterday and today, for instance. On Thursday lawmakers overrode former Gov. Charlie Crist's veto of last year's bill that...
  • How hard should it be to form a union?

     
    A new front in the battle over union power opens this week in the House of Representatives, when lawmakers debate the ability of labor unions to organize railway and airline workers. And though some recent GOP efforts to rein in......
  • Bryan Cranston cast as villain in 'Total Recall' reboot

     
    Bryan Cranston, the Emmy-winning chemistry teacher of "Breaking Bad," has been cast as a villain in the remake of Len Wesman's "Total Recall" along with Colin Farrell....