AFSCME 3090 News
Unions Challenge DWP Contract
(LA Times, 12/6/13)
Lawyers for the Coalition of L.A. City Unions argue that the net effect will be lower retirement benefits for their workers. They filed an unfair labor practices complaint last month with the city's Employee Relations Board saying that officials failed to formally confer with them on the changes as required.
California Leaders Remember and Mourn Mandela
(LA Times, 12/5/13)
“Nelson Mandela fought heroically for freedom and a truly democratic society," Gov. Jerry Brown said in a statement. "His courageous life shows what’s possible when one acts on his convictions.”
LAPD Union Elects First African-American Director
(LA Daily News, 11/25/13)
Sgt. Jerretta Sandoz, a 20-year veteran of the LAPD, won a special election Monday to fill a vacant seat on the Los Angeles Police Protective League’s nine-member board of directors.
Labor Studies: A Q&A with Contributor Hillel Aron
(LA Magazine, 11/25/13)
In the December issue of Los Angeles, writer Hillel Aron profiles labor leader María Elena Durazo. Regardless of what your relationship to unionized labor is, she’s someone whose impact on the city has been massive.
Ana Cubas Working to Get More Latinas Interested in Winning Office
(LA Daily News, 11/24/13)
Cubas, working with the Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program through the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, has formed an organization called LAtinas with the specific mission of getting interested young women involved in government and public service.
New L.A. City Hall Websites Draw Mixed Reviews
(LA Daily News, 11/21/13)
The site (http://bss.lacity.org/restricted_parking_sweeping_routes.cfm) is one of three new websites recently launched to track City Hall services, joining one from City Controller Ron Galperin that details city employee salaries site and another from the mayor that tracks the performance of city departments.
Labor Board Sides With Workers: Walmart Can’t Silence Employees Any Longer
(The Nation, 11/19/13)
A landmark ruling by the National Labor Relations Board says Walmart unlawfully harassed and fired employees for protesting.