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  • Leader of L.A.'s engineer and architect union arrested with wife on suspicion of grand theft [UPDATED]

     
    The leader of the union that represents architects and engineers for the city of Los Angeles was arrested earlier this week, along with his wife, on suspicion of grand theft, the Los Angeles Police Department announced Saturday. Josif Kahraman, 51,......
  • State Republicans are afraid of their positions.

     
    There are two ways of obtaining power. The preferred alternative is to pass laws and support policy that you believe is in the public interest. You then make your case to voters and ask for their support. The other alternative is rig electons. Alas, the...
  • Scratch that

     
    Last week I reported Former Tribune reporter Lou Carlozo takes helm of Progress Illinois. But things didn't work out between my former colleague and the news and commentary site sponsored by the Service Employee's International Union Illinois State...
  • Teachers union objects to L.A. school district's new evaluation plan

     
    The union representing Los Angeles teachers is pursuing a legal challenge to a key early step in creating a new teacher evaluation system that includes the use of student scores on standardized tests, union officials said Friday. United Teachers Los......
  • U.S. Launches Astronaut Alan Shepard: 'Boy What a Ride!'

     
    May 6, 1961: Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. was rocketed 115 miles above the Earth in a flawless suborbital flight and recovered safely 302 miles down the Atlantic Missile Range to become America's first man in space, Times space-aviation editor......
  • Unions, greenies, offer predictably bad reviews for the 2011 session

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The 2011 lawmaking session isn't over yet, but the canned scorn from affected unions and conservation groups is filling up the inbox. Here's a sampling, with a rare dose of praise from Associated Industries of Florida:  “This...
  • 'Thin contracts' will be required for groups bidding to take over L.A. schools

     
    L.A. school officials have approved amended rules for how groups will compete to take control of new and low-performing schools in the state’s largest school system, and the revisions already have raised objections from the teachers union. The...
  • L.A. union workers protest contracting janitorial services to 'low-paying' vendor

     
    Hundreds of union members appeared before the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to protest the proposed award of an $11-million contract for janitorial services to a vendor they said pays low wages. "More and more Americans are......
  • AFTRA's board approves mission statement for new actors union

     
    The board of the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists overwhelmingly approved a mission statement for the a new union and agreed to establish a committee that would work with the Screen Actors Guild on a strategy for merging the two labor...
  • WGA report: Minority and women writers make few strides in Hollywood

     
    A new earnings and employment report by the Writers Guild of America, West finds women and minorities face plenty of obstacles in Hollywood....
  • Cash outflows from muni bond funds halt as market rallies

     
    The bleeding finally has stopped: Municipal bond mutual funds took in a net $38 million in new cash from investors last week, the first inflow since November, new data show. The turnaround for the muni fund industry follows six straight......
  • Southern California grocery labor talks hit latest snag: healthcare

     
    The Southern California grocery labor talks apparently aren't going well -- still. On Wednesday, the region’s major grocery chains said they have presented the union representing 62,000 of their workers with an initial proposal for changes to...