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  • Former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis takes Cal Poly Pomona post

    Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis has taken a position as a scholar in residence at Cal Poly Pomona, officials said Thursday.` Solis began this week and will guest lecture in classes, mentor students in the College of Letters, Arts & Social...
  • Beyonce to sing at White House dinner

     
    It's her Destiny to perform at tonight's dinner: Beyonce at the Grammy Awards in January. (LA Times/Jay Clendenin) by Katherine Skiba And the prize goes to: Beyonce. The Grammy award-winning superstar will perform Wednesday night on the South Lawn......
  • Mock funeral procession in L.A. seeks to draw attention to worker fatalities

     
    A mock funeral procession made its way through L.A.’s Pico Union and Koreatown neighborhoods Saturday as part of a “memorial day” rally honoring workers injured or killed in the workplace each year. Labor activists and area unions helped put...
  • Letters to the editor

    Wary of unions Re “Obama picks union-backer for Labor post,” Dec. 19 Let me get something straight here. We are to understand that the autoworkers' unions and management are jointly responsible for the crippling of the U.S. auto industry....
  • Battle brewing on the farm: Labor Department gives the green light for new rules for temporary farm workers

     
    In a move that is sure to have the agricultural industry grimacing and labor-rights advocates cheering, the Labor Department is reversing a Bush administration rule that allowed farmers an easier path to hiring temporary or seasonal foreign workers. The...
  • 'Green' job training grants from Dept. of Labor: $190 million

     
    The Department of Labor released its third group of "green jobs" training grants in as many weeks this morning, this time announcing a pot of nearly $190 million. In 2010 alone, the agency has given out one $150-million cluster and......
  • Green jobs grants for California

     
    The U.S. Department of Labor doled out nearly $5.5 million in grants for green-jobs training today, with more than a dozen awards scattered throughout California. The funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will support job-...
  • A disastrous pick for Labor secretary

    A disastrous pick for Labor secretary
    AFL-CIO President John Sweeney said he's "thrilled." SEIU President Andy Stern said he's "thrilled." Apparently, everyone who happens to run a labor organization feels that Christmas has come a little early this year with President-elect Barack Obama's...
  • Noel Irwin Hentschel calls on friends to help with China quake aid

    Noel Irwin Hentschel calls on friends to help with China quake aid
    ENTERTAINMENT industry moguls and various local billionaires seem to have two favorite California Republicans: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (of course) and the not as well known but equally liked Noel Irwin Hentschel. This week, the Bel Air entrepreneur...
  • Remembering Senator Ted Kennedy

    Remembering Senator Ted Kennedy
    UNDATED (AP) - A conservative Republican who didn't often see eye-to-eye with Ted Kennedy says that while his political battles with Kennedy were real, "you couldn't help but like him." Orrin Hatch of Utah says he and Kennedy were "like fighting...
  • Labor's time has come, but trouble stirs within

    With a Democratic majority in Congress, an economy in meltdown and what many see as the most labor-friendly White House in generations, unions would seem to be poised for a comeback. Experts say they are at a defining moment to rebuild their forces by...