A tentative deal between Verizon and leaders of striking unions includes 1,400 new jobs and pay raises topping 10 percent, the company and unions representing about 40,000 workers said on Monday, hoping to end a walkout that has lasted nearly seven weeks.
By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times The disappointing 142,000 net new jobs added to the economy in August — the second straight month of slower growth — appears to be an anomaly and is not reason to panic that the recovery is faltering once again, economists said. Although the Labor Department figures released Friday were […]
Port truck drivers aren’t independent contractors: They’re employees of companies that pay them too little for long hours, with no benefits or worker protections. It’s a David and Goliath story, only in this case there are 120 Davids taking on a hidden Goliath of an industry that every day touches everyone who is reading this in hundreds […]
By Hashmat Baktash and Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times KABUL, Afghanistan — Five international soldiers died in a clash with Taliban forces in southern Afghanistan and officials were investigating whether the deaths were the result of friendly fire, the U.S.-led military coalition said Tuesday. The coalition offered scant details of the incident, which occurred Monday night […]
By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times Fast-food workers around the world rallied for a higher minimum wage Thursday in what organizers called the largest such protest of its kind. The movement, which began as a single walkout in New York in 2012 before sprawling across the U.S. last year, will spark gatherings Thursday in 150 U.S. […]