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Truckers Strike At Los Angeles, Long Beach Ports

Drivers in a long-running labor dispute with three trucking companies at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach began what they said would be an indefinite strike Monday.

07/07/2014

Trucks transport containers at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California on May 12, 2010. The twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which together make up the nation's busiest shipping container complex,  are expected to see a 10.2 percent increase in container traffic this year, with the value of good and services rising about 9 percent to over USD 308 billion.  The upward trend comes on the heels of a nearly 18 percent plunge in container traffic at the ports in 2008. (credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Billions Of Dollars At Risk As West Coast Port Contract Ends

The West Coast ports that are America’s gateway for hundreds of billions of dollars of trade with Asia and beyond are no stranger to labor unrest and even violence.

06/22/2014

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Grocery Workers Return To Talks With SoCal Supermarket Chains

Union members returned to negotiations Monday with three of the Southland’s largest grocery chains.

02/03/2014

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Simi Valley Cop Helps Deliver Baby Girl At 76 Gas Station

Simi Valley police this weekend said that one of their own helped deliver a baby girl.

02/02/2014

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Burbank Man Loses Wife To Aneurysm After Giving Birth To 2nd Son

Chris Burgess had just taken his wife home from the hospital where she had just given birth to their second son, and everything seemed so perfect for this Burbank family.

01/29/2014

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Activists Rally Against Chinese Bus Manufacturer Over Labor Violations

A coalition of community groups gathered Thursday outside the offices of a Chinese electric bus manufacturer in downtown Los Angeles to protest alleged labor law violations.

10/31/2013

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City Council OKs DWP Labor Deal

The Los Angeles City Council voted Friday in favor of a new labor agreement reached this week between the city and the union representing 92 percent of workers at the Department of Water and Power.

08/23/2013

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25 Arrested At UCLA Protest At Busy Intersection

Police said they arrested about 25 University of California health care workers who staged a sit-in that has closed an intersection, causing traffic backups during rush hour at the Los Angeles campus.

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Labor Secretary Hints At LA County Supervisor Bid

Outgoing Labor Secretary Hilda Solis could be setting her sights on a Los Angeles County supervisor seat when she steps down from her position in the Obama Administration.

01/16/2013

Groups supporting Walmart workers protest working conditions at the company in front of a Walmart Superstore on Nov. 23, 2012, in Secaucus, N.J. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Michigan’s Brain Dead GOP

The curse of brain dead Republicans is not limited to Washington, DC. It turns out that GOP leaders in state capitols have also been unable to digest the results of November’s elections.

12/12/2012

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Opinion: Americans Failed Walmart Workers

After all the hype regarding Walmart employees’ discontent with their employer and the threat of a strike on Black Friday, the long holiday weekend was saw banner sales and virtually no protest at Walmarts.

11/26/2012

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Walmart Braces For ‘Black Friday’ Protests

Employees at the nation’s largest retailer may be walking off the job on one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

11/21/2012

SEIU protesters staged a one-day general striek at Los Angeles International Airport back in May  to protest what labor activists are calling unfair practices by airlines using hired contractors instead of unionized employees. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Thousands Of LAX Workers Set For Walkout On Thanksgiving Eve

A union spokesman said a planned walkout on the eve of Thanksgiving could cause ‘significant travel delays’ at Los Angeles International Airport.

11/16/2012

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Opinion: Jobless Numbers And The Newest Right Wing Conspiracy Theory

There is a new breed of truthers on the right. Joining the paranoid ranks of the advocates of a government role in 9-11 and the birthers fascination with President Obama’s birth certificate are conservatives that believe the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is making up jobs numbers to benefit President Obama.

11/16/2012

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Opinion: A Few Brave Newspapers Endorse Romney Fighting Tide Of Liberal Press

The newspapers that are not endorsing President Barack Obama are extremely brave. They are to be positively recognized for their courage to stand up against the onslaught of the liberal media which refuses to speak in the best interest of the country as the presidential election nears.

11/02/2012

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