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  • Amanda Hess: Marriage a new middle class luxury item

    Cindy grew up in small-town Ohio, the daughter of a union factory worker and a homemaker. Her mom packed her dad's lunch every day, the family headed to church every week, and summers were punctuated by car-trip vacations. Now in her mid-40s, Cindy is a...
  • State, agriculture group encourage residents to support local farmers

    Wendy Plank said she, her husband and two children worked in the 90-degree heat last week to tend to the crops of their 13-acre farm in Union Bridge - hard labor that larger grain farmers do not have to deal with, she said. That hard work is part of the...
  • Union Bridge leaders discuss trash collection problems

    UNION BRIDGE - Town Council members discussed at their Monday meeting concerns that residents have had with the town's trash collection service. Union Bridge Town Clerk and Treasurer Dawn Metcalf said in an interview after the meeting that she gets at...
  • Greuel, Garcetti advance in municipal union's endorsement process

     
    The powerful union that represents about 10,000 workers at City Hall has called two of the top mayoral candidates back for more questions Tuesday night -- raising the prospect of a pivotal endorsement five weeks before the election. The Service......
  • Greuel gets top internal ranking from key City Hall union

     
    The powerful Service Employees International Union quizzed mayoral candidates Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti at a town hall-style meeting Tuesday, but did not reach a consensus on whom to recommend for the group's much-coveted endorsement. But Greuel...
  • Former SEIU union local president convicted of embezzlement

     
    The former president of California’s largest union local was found guilty by a federal jury in Los Angeles on Monday of stealing from the low-wage workers he represented. Tyrone Freeman, who led Local 6434 of the Service Employees International...
  • L.A. business group wants answers from Greuel on pensions

     
    An L.A. business group that endorsed mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel has called on her to appear personally to explain statements she made about pensions -- and her interest in reopening talks with City Hall labor unions over reductions in retirement...
  • Hyundai's Korean Unions Vote to End Strike

     
    Less than a month after labor unions in Korea voted to strike over stalled wage negotiations at Hyundai, the automaker reached an agreement with Korean autoworkers that could resume production in a matter of days. The Detroit News reports the......
  • School board candidates debate Bloomberg's $1-million donation

     
    A record-setting donation to Los Angeles school board contests quickly became a topic Wednesday night at the first candidate forum after word broke of the $1-million contribution by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg’s donation is...
  • Richard Riordan endorses Kevin James in L.A. mayor's race

     
    Former L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan endorsed Kevin James in the mayor's race, a major coup for the dark horse Republican candidate who is seeking to capture conservative votes....
  • Deasy orders test scores to count for 30% of teachers' evaluations

     
    L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy announced Friday that 30% of a teacher’s evaluation will be based on student standardized test scores, setting off another round of contention in the nation’s second-largest school system just weeks before a...
  • SEIU endorses L.A. sales-tax hike but stays out of mayor's race

     
    The influential Service Employees International Union announced Tuesday it is backing Proposition A, the sales-tax hike ballot measure that would generate more than $200 million for the L.A. city budget after years of financial crisis. The group opted,...