May 16, 2013 |
NEW YORK - The next wave of union protesters isn't blue collar. It's lawyers, paralegals, secretaries, helicopter pilots, judges, insurance agents and podiatrists. These white-collar workers are not exactly the picture of the labor movement, but they are becoming a more essential part of it as they turn to unions for help in a tough economy as bosses try to squeeze out more profits. "Employers have been downsizing, asking employees to take on larger roles, making them work more hours," said Nicole Korkolis, spokeswoman for the Office and Professional Employees International Union.
May 15, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - President Obama forced out the head of the IRS on Wednesday, seeking to restore the public's faith in the tax agency while asserting a measure of control over a rapidly growing political problem. Making a hastily scheduled statement at the White House, Obama denounced the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service as "inexcusable" and pledged to "do everything in my power to make sure nothing like this ever happens again. " "Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am angry about it," he said.
March 21, 2011 |
With more than 4 million people visiting Yosemite National Park last year ? and that number expected to increase this year ? it's no wonder lodging inside the park is snatched up quickly. "We typically sell out during the summer season," Delaware North Cos. spokeswoman Lisa Cesaro said of its Yosemite accommodations (Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite Lodge at the Falls, Curry Village and the housekeeping camp on the Merced River; the Wawona Hotel, and in the back country, Tuolumne Meadows Lodge, White Wolf Lodge and the High Sierra camps)
April 29, 2007 |
Among the upcoming activities planned for Catalina Island: May 19-20: Catalina Island Hoe-Down, a festival featuring food, entertainment, live music, games; (310) 510-2595. June 2: 20th annual silent film benefit, celebrating island's Hollywood locations; (310) 510-2414, www.catalinamuseum.org . June 3: Plein Air Painting Exhibition, a display of more than 20 Catalina Island scenes by contemporary and historic artists; (310) 510-2414, www.catalinamuseum.org . June 20 (and every Wednesday till Aug. 29)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2001
Re the article "Kids, Gym Sit Idle as Bureaucrats Quarrel": Trustee (George) Perez says in this article that "everyone is trying their best" and to be patient, as large projects take time to get off the ground. Mr. Perez needs to understand that we count on youth activities to keep our children busy. We have been patient because we know you and the board members grew up in this area of El Rio and that you would make things happen! Two years is more than enough time to plan things out. You say you have a good idea of where you want to go with this?
October 18, 2008
WHY DOES The Times again give publicity to so-called artist Robbie Conal ["Poster Boy for Mischief," by Irene Lacher, Oct. 13]? Over the years, he and his crew have engaged in the illegal activity of plastering posters on utility boxes, poles, fences, etc. throughout the L.A. area. Government agencies have spent considerable sums of taxpayers' money on the poster removal from public property. He should be behind bars, not in an art gallery. Donald McPoland Glendale