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Fast Food Workers Set For Walkout In Push For $15-Per-Hour Wage

A planned labor strike could keep Angelenos from getting a burger at their favorite fast food restaurant next week.

08/22/2013

Two workers were trapped on this sign high above the ground. (credit: CBS)

2 Workers Rescued After Elevator Basket Malfunctions In Glendora

Two workers were stranded 130 feet above ground for more than an hour Thursday evening when their elevator basket malfunctioned.

CBS Los Angeles–08/02/2013

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Airport Workers To Challenge LAX’s Runway Expansion Plan

Los Angeles International airport workers represented by SEIU United Service Workers West Thursday are expected to file a California Environmental Quality Act challenge to the airport’s runway expansion.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/30/2013

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2-Day Worker Walkout Ends UC Hospitals

A two-day strike by hospital workers ended on Thursday, with both sides claiming victory even though there was no resolution to a contract dispute involving staffing and pensions.

05/23/2013

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Staffing Industry Expert Shares Current Unemployment Numbers

Iyda Kelati, a branch manager for Adecco Staffing USA, appeared on KCAL9 News on Saturday morning to discuss the latest unemployment numbers for Los Angeles.

05/18/2013

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Fire Crews Rescue 2 Workers Trapped On Scaffolding Outside Century City High-Rise

Two window washers were rescued Thursday after being stuck on scaffolding on floor 26 of a 27-story high-rise in Century City.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/09/2013

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SEIU Says LA County ‘Fully Recovered From Recession’, Calls For Wage Hikes

Thousands of Los Angeles County union employees were set for a rally Tuesday in downtown L.A. to demand higher wages amid county-wide budget cuts and hiring freezes.

04/16/2013

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AP Source: Anaheim-Based Fisker To Lay Off ‘Large Number’ Of Workers

The Associated Press is reporting that troubled electric car maker Fisker Automotive plans to lay off a large number of the workers at its Anaheim headquarters on Friday, a person briefed on the matter said.

04/05/2013

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Worker Dies After Becoming Trapped In Trench At Pacific Palisades Construction Site

A worker who became trapped in a trench in the Pacific Palisades area Thursday afternoon died before he could be rescued.

03/14/2013

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You Could Make Up To $99K A Year At Chipotle

If making a nearly six-figure salary in a fun, hospitable working environment sounds good, Chipotle Mexican Grill might be the company for you!

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/31/2013

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Union Workers To Protest Exec Pay At UC Campuses Statewide

Thousands of University of California employees and students were expected to take part in protests at campuses statewide on Thursday over what one workers’ union alleges to be skyrocketing executive compensation.

01/31/2013

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)

Planned LAX Worker March Causes Traffic Delays On Thanksgiving Eve

A protest by hundreds of employees at Los Angeles International Airport caused delays on what is traditionally known as the busiest travel day of the year.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/21/2012

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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

Striking workers could put Hostess brands out of business. (credit: CBS)

Hostess Going Out Of Business, Cites Nationwide Worker Strike

Hostess, the maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, is going out of business, closing plants, laying off its 18,500 workers and putting its brands up for sale.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/16/2012

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CBS2 Investigates Caltrans Employees Who Use Taxpayer-Funded Cars For Personal Use

A CBS2 investigation found some Caltrans employees using Caltrans trucks rented with taxpayer money for their own personal use.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/25/2012

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