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  • L.A. teachers union, district reach deal on furloughs

     
    Los Angeles teachers union officials have agreed to accept furlough days to help defray the city school district's estimated $408-million budget shortfall, officials announced Friday. Several other labor groups had accepted furlough days, and district...
  • Two L.A. city unions accept employee concessions

     
    Two of the four employee groups that rejected Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's plan for worker concessions last month have ratified it on the second go-round -– sparing them from dozens of unpaid days off in the coming year, union......
  • L.A. teachers union complaint is dismissed

     
    A state agency on Thursday denied the Los Angeles Unified teachers union's attempt to stop several school district initiatives, including a new educator evaluation system and plans to give charter school organizations control at two campuses. The union,...
  • ACLU sues Gov. Scott over drug testing

     
    The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida is suing Gov. Rick Scott to stop random drug testing of state employees, a policy enacted by Scott shortly after taking office. The suit has been filed on behalf of the American Federation of State, County and...
  • Florida unions host ‘Festival’ to encourage folks to organize against Rick Scott

     
    The state AFL-CIO is planning an all-day “Festival for Florida's Future” — a combination of music, kids' games and lots of anti-Rick Scott rhetoric — at the Orange County Fair Grounds on West Colonial Drive on Saturday.  Speakers...
  • On Location: Carell and company sparked rise in L.A. film shoots last week

     
    On-location shoots for feature films generated 178 production days in the L.A. area last week, climbing to the highest level this year....
  • LAX security screeners targeted by GOP lawmaker

     
    Los Angeles International Airport has become the poster child of a Republican congressman's drive to increase the use of privately employed airport screeners. A study released Friday by Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), chairman of the House Transportation...
  • Mayor Villaraigosa approves $6.9-billion budget

     
    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Thursday signed a $6.9-billion budget that cuts some city services and adds others while avoiding layoffs. The budget closes a $336-million revenue shortfall by eliminating police overtime pay and shutting down some fire...
  • BAHRAIN: Unions fight discrimination, firings even after martial law lifted

     
    Bahrain’s monarchy lifted its martial law June 1, but human rights activists and union leaders say they continue to struggle with workplace discrimination in the gulf state as those who protest are targeted and fired for being traitors. Babylon &......
  • ACLU to announce lawsuit on elections bill

     
    The American Civil Liberties Union is set to announce a lawsuit against the state over a controversial election overhaul bill that Gov. Rick Scott signed last month. The ACLU in a just released media advisory, said it will announce its action in a...
  • L.A. teachers vote to accept temporary pay cut to spare jobs

     
    Members of the Los Angeles teachers union voted overwhelmingly to approve a temporary salary reduction in exchange for sparing thousands of jobs, the union announced Saturday. The vote, which took place Thursday and Friday, means that already swollen...
  • Jane Lynch will host Primetime Emmys

     
    Jane Lynch has been confirmed as this year's Emmy Awards host. "Glee" star Jane Lynch will provide laughs for television's biggest night, as she's been hired to host the Emmy Awards....