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  • 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....
  • Chicago's inspector general calls out 'loafing,' 'unnecessary' truck drivers

     
    Our Hal Dardick is on the story. Nearly $18 million could be saved by getting rid of 200 City of Chicago truck drivers who spend parts of their work day loafing or even sleeping , according to a report by......
  • Notter announces he'll step down as Broward school superintendent in June

     
    BREAKING: Broward schools superintendent Jim Notter dropped a bombshell at the end of a long school board budget workshop on Tuesday: He's quitting at the end of the school year in June. Notter and the Broward School Board have been......
  • Pick the Worst

     
    Let’s see if I can get blog readers engaged in matters of government and other public affairs today rather than movies and grocery stores. These are tough days for Pennsylvania school districts, including those based in the three cities in......
  • James Franco options Steve Erickson's 'Zeroville'

     
    James Franco has optioned Steve Erickson's film-focused novel, Zeroville....