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Feb. 10 | LA Daily News

Even as city workers rallied at dozens of job sites around the city to protest what they call cuts to muni­cipal services, Mayor Eric Garcetti insisted Tuesday there has been recent movement in labor negotiations with employee unions.

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Feb. 9 | LA Times

The mayor and the council members are currently trying to convince municipal employees to forgo raises, pay more for their healthcare and sign off on reduced pension benefits for new hires to help reduce the budget deficit. Surely, the over-generous pay for L.A.'s elected officials undermines their call for sacrifice.

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Feb. 5 | LA Daily News

For their work, they earn $184,610 annually, among the highest in the nation for city lawmakers. But those wages are under scrutiny as the March 3 election nears. Emerging as a surprise issue and sparking attacks from opponents, some candidates are promising to forgo full salaries if elected.

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Jan. 30 | CBS Los Angeles

The Raise the Wage L.A coalition gathered on the South Lawn on Spring Street to press for the City Council to move swiftly on increasing the wage to match inflation, requiring earned sick days and enforcement against wage and labor violations.

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Feb. 2 | LA Times

A stalwart of the City Hall press corps since the days when Mayor Tom Bradley was in office, Orlov earned a reputation for his tough questions and thorough analysis of the inner workings of California’s largest city.

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Feb. 1 | LA Daily News

Union support is not expected to be an issue in this year’s campaign for Krekorian. He already has been endorsed by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO and the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City.

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Jan. 30 | LA Daily News

A majority of Los Angeles County voters are in favor of raising the minimum hourly wage to $15.25 and requiring employers to offer paid sick leave, according to a poll released Friday. The poll was commissioned by the Raise the Wage campaign, whose members are urging the Los Angeles City Council to approve a minimum wage hike package.

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Jan. 20 | LA Daily News

Eight months after receiving the LA 2020 report, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday decided to formally study many of the key recommendations aimed at making the city more transparent and responsive.

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Jan. 19 | LA Observed

She will split time between the Times' City Hall bureau and "working to come up with innovative ideas on how the paper can get its news out to readers."

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