Update below: Eric Garcetti wins UTLA endorsement. L.A.'s public-sector employee unions continue to line up behind Wendy Greuel in the race for mayor.Greuel already has the backing of the L.A. Police Protective League and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 18, which repr ... More >>
The L.A. City Council approved a new contract with the city's Engineers and Architects Association, whose 5,000 members agreed to become the first city employees to share in the cost of their health care. The Weekly reported on the contract agreement with the engineers, including the new conc ... More >>
The Engineers and Architects Association, a union representing 5,000 city workers, ratified a contract that would have the employees pay about five percent of their monthly health-care premiums, up from zero. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraiogosa's office hailed it as an unprecedented and m ... More >>
Paying five percent of your health-care premium when you used to pay zero doesn't sound like such a good deal. But if you're represented by the city's engineers and architects union, it might be the best deal you're going to get, especially at a time when Los Angeles City Hall is trying to hold toge ... More >>
The board of governors of the city Engineers and Architects Association planned to meet Monday night to discuss its members' rejection of a tentative deal with the City of Los Angeles that would have its workers pay five percent of the cost of their monthly health-care premiums. The deal, neg ... More >>
Bernard Parks.Ever the Debbie Downer of City Hall, Councilman Bernard Parks says it's time to pay the piper: The city faces a $408 million deficit next year, a $98 million deficit this year, and the likelihood that layoffs will cut into Los Angeles' 30,000-strong workforce.
While the rest of ... More >>
Who's got a tourniquet? That seems to be the only tool available to the city of L.A. to stop bleeding money -- according to Controller Wendy Gruel, L.A. is spending $1 million a day more than it takes in. Today the City Council is debating an agreement that had been hammered out between Mayor Antoni ... More >>
After a week of balloting, an umbrella coalition of city employee unions representing 22,000 members has just announced those members have ratified an agreement recently struck with the city's Chief Administrative Officer. Under its terms, employees belonging to the Coalition of L.A. City Unions wil ... More >>
Bob Aquino must feel a little besieged these days. Not only has the Los Angeles city employees union he heads been the target of membership raids by a rival union, but now his members find themselves on the municipal chopping block as the first municipal employees facing layoff notices.
The story h ... More >>