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Social Security checks at a U.S. Treasury printing facility (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Opinion: Unlike Obama, Romney Has A Plan To Save Social Security

Unlike Obama, Mitt Romney has been talking about his plan to save Social Security on the campaign trail in the recent past. Though it is getting little to no coverage in the national press, it should be getting the positive “buzz” it deserves.

10/01/2012

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Opinion: The NFL Is Ruining Its Own Brand With Cheap Replacement Refs

Want to know what a company looks like when it fires all its experienced workers and hires on cheap replacements? Watch last night’s embarrassment of a game between Green Bay and Seattle. But this is about more than just a game. This is about a trend in our national economy where trained professionals are cast aside for inferior workers.

09/25/2012

Leslie Leavens-Crowe, of Leavens Ranch in Santa Paula, Calif. (credit: CBS)

California Growers Complain Of Labor Shortage

Farmers in the Midwest have been suffering from a shortage of water and, now, California growers are saying they’re suffering from their own kind of shortage.

08/21/2012

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Democratic Party’s Lies And Spins

The blatant lies and the desperate spins generated from the “left” have been absolutely frightening. What’s extremely sad for them is that they don’t have a prayer of keeping the White House without creating lies and spinning obvious negatives into self-reported positives.

08/06/2012

Barack Obama (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Obama’s Latest Class Warfare Speech

Obama’s latest speech on tax cuts for the middle class is just a retread of his tired class warfare rhetoric and strategy.

07/10/2012

A closed factory in a working class neighborhood (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Opinion: You Weren’t Fired You Were Outsourced

Mitt Romney’s contortions to differentiate offshoring from outsourcing don’t matter to those who lost their jobs because of it.

06/27/2012

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‘Carwasheros’ Allege Unfair Labor Practices At SoCal Car Washes

A class-action lawsuit announced on Monday alleged unlawful labor practices at three Southland car washes.

05/21/2012

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Jessica Simpson Gives Birth To Baby Girl

Jessica Simpson has given birth to a baby girl more than a week past her due date. Maxwell Drew Johnson is the first child for 31-year-old Simpson and her fiance, Eric Johnson.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/01/2012

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Jobless Rate In LA County Unchanged Through First 2 Months Of 2012

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Los Angeles County held steady at 11.8 percent in February, the same rate as January.

03/23/2012

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Warehouse Workers Protest Alleged Labor Violations At Wal-Mart Contractor Facility

Hundreds of disgruntled workers plan to picket an Inland Empire mega-warehouse over alleged labor violations.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–02/16/2012

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‘Occupied’ State? Anti-ICE Rally Among Nearly 150 Protests In California

Social media has spawned an estimated 150 “Occupy” protests in California, including the latest one aimed at immigration reform.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/15/2011

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Qantas Flights From LAX To Resume After Labor Dispute

Qantas Airlines is flying again after a court ordered striking employees to get back to work. The first flight took off from Sydney to Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday morning, but weekend flights from LAX were forced to stay on the ground.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/31/2011

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NBA Talks End; Season In Serious Jeopardy

NBA owners and players ended negotiations after about five hours Thursday, and no further discussions were scheduled.

10/20/2011

NBA And Player's Association Meet To Negotiate CBA

NBA Heads To Mediation: More Games On The Line

NBA players and owners are meeting with a federal mediator, and Commissioner David Stern believes more games could be canceled if there isn’t movement toward a new labor deal.

10/18/2011

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Workers At ‘Dangerously Short-Staffed’ USC Hospital Go On Strike

The job action at the former USC University Hospital began at 6 a.m., when the strikers, many in scrubs or lab coats, started marching with picket signs.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/12/2011

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