Wendy Greuel's labor allies, Brian D'Arcy and Maria Elena Durazo, share an outsized portion of the blame for her defeat in the L.A. mayor's race
Update below, 5:15 p.m. Full rundown of Garcetti and Greuel's remarks behind closed doors at the Fed today. Greuel: "I'm gonna stand with labor, not stand up to labor." Controller Wendy Greuel got a major lift this morning, as the political committee of the L.A. County Federation of Labor voted ... More >>
Hilda Solis, a San Gabriel Valley native who went from being a hotel housekeeper to the White House's Secretary of Labor, announced her resignation from the Obama administration cabinet position today. Solis is rumored to be eyeing a run for the powerful Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, whe ... More >>
Everybody panders a bit when they go for a labor endorsement. But at the recent SEIU endorsement meeting, John Choi set the bar for pandering very high.Choi, a candidate to replace L.A. Councilman Eric Garcetti in the 13th council district, promised that if elected, labor would "be on the inside" wh ... More >>
By now it's common knowledge that Los Angeles City Council members love their perks and holidays. Just read the L.A. Weekly cover story "Los Angeles on $300,00 a Year." But now they're taking time off from dealing with important city business -- it's officially called a "recess" -- for a major confe ... More >>
Update: MTA Board defies labor and votes to award the contract to Kinkisharyo. More below.The state's most powerful labor leaders are urging the MTA not to award a $890 million rail-car contract to a Japanese company, arguing that the money should instead be pumped into the U.S. economy.Labor leader ... More >>
Candidates for L.A. County District Attorney are sharpening their attacks on frontrunner Carmen Trutanich, out of concern that he may win the race outright on June 5.Speaking at a forum in the Crenshaw area on Tuesday night, Chief Deputy Jackie Lacey urged the audience to unite behind her candidacy. ... More >>
Councilman Bernard Parks says yes to raves (but he doesn't call them that).No other politician in town has spoken up for raves like city Councilman Bernard Parks has. In his role as a member of the Coliseum Commission, which runs the publicly owned L.A. Coliseum and Sports Arena, he has been ... More >>
Entrenched and ridiculed, they line up for a March 8 "coronation"
Parks, Ridley-Thomas and a vast labor machine duke it out. What about voters?
The 911 call said he went in for a card reading. But the death of the labor leader prompted a prostitution raid. What really went down at the botanica?
Did the County Fed pour it on for Kevin de León at the expense of three who lost?
On the City Council and as labor czar, Ludlow left a trail of broken hopes
Welcome to the world’s new gambling capital
A progressive for L.A.’s redevelopment agency
Why we face it and who might stop it
Wendy and Tony battle to fill the shoes of Wachs
Top spenders will vie to replace the late John Ferraro
Villaraigosa makes his move
The law that keeps them chained
Why aren’t city managers held to a higher standard?