Labor & Economic News Blog
Thursday, August 27, 2009
California's last auto plant to close, reports sayCalifornia's last auto plant to close, reports say
Toyota's joint venture with General Motors in Fremont in the Bay Area, which employs about 4,700, has been operating at far under capacity and is to be shut down in March.
LAX simulator puts trainees in the hot seatLAX simulator puts trainees in the hot seat
For 15 minutes on Wednesday, I stood theoretically in the tower at Los Angeles International Airport and learned a little about how it feels to be...
L.A. Unified OKs pay incentives for some administratorsL.A. Unified OKs pay incentives for some administrators
The Los Angeles Unified School District has instituted a pay incentive program for high-level administrators, a move that is largely symbolic now...
Friday, August 21, 2009California's unemployment rate hits record high
California's jobless rate reached a fresh post-World War II high in July, climbing to 11.9%, a sobering reminder that though the nation's deep downturn may be nearing its end, the state's employment woes are far from over.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Living and Fighting Alongside Men, and Fitting InLiving and Fighting Alongside Men, and Fitting In
There is no mistaking that this dusty, gravel-strewn camp northeast of Baghdad is anything other than a combat outpost in a still-hostile land. And there is no mistaking that women in uniform have had a transformative effect on it.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
G.I. Jane Breaks the Combat BarrierG.I. Jane Breaks the Combat Barrier
As the convoy rumbled up the road in Iraq, Specialist Veronica Alfaro was struck by the beauty of fireflies dancing in the night. Then she heard the unmistakable pinging of tracer rounds and, in a Baghdad moment, realized the insects were illuminated bullets.
Monday, August 03, 2009
BART, unions reach tentative deal