June 15, 1989
The Paramount Unified School District Board of Education has unanimously approved a 6% pay raise for two years for 50 classified employees. The increase is for the 1989-90 and 1990-91 school years and will cost the district an additional $15,000 each year. The group of employees include noon duty aides and part-time personnel who are not members of the various unions in the 12,000-student system.
July 26, 2010
Predictably, this week's release of thousands of classified documents by WikiLeaks — which also provided them to the New York Times, Germany's Der Spiegel and the Guardian in London — has fired up those who believe secrecy fosters national security and who shudder at the idea of journalists rummaging through classified material. Typical was the comment from tiresome Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.). WikiLeaks, he maintained, is armed with "an ideological agenda implacably hostile to our military and the most basic requirements of our national security."
July 7, 2010 |
An Army intelligence analyst serving in Iraq has been charged with leaking classified information, including a controversial video shown on the website WikiLeaks of a 2007 Apache helicopter attack that killed 12 civilians in Baghdad. Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, 22, was charged with improperly downloading the video, 150,000 State Department cables and a classified PowerPoint presentation to his personal computer between November and May, according to a charge sheet released by the Army in Baghdad.
July 28, 2010 |
The most important lesson from the release of tens of thousands of pages of classified information about the war in Afghanistan seems to be getting lost: Far too much information is classified, often simply because it is embarrassing to the government. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that there "weren't any new revelations in the material,"and nothing has been identified that is likely to be damaging to national security. The question, then, must be why so much of this material was classified and kept from the public?
July 27, 2010 |
Though propelled to fame by its recent disclosures about the U.S. military, WikiLeaks has homed in on targets as wide-ranging as corruption in the family of a former Kenyan ruler, alleged illegal activities by a Swiss bank and Sarah Palin's private e-mail account. And in just 3 1/2 years, the secretive organization founded by a convicted Australian hacker has helped pioneer a new model for using the Internet to unearth classified government documents and private corporate memos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1992
In response to the article regarding Orange Unified School District classified employees ("Rejection of Pay Cuts to Hasten Layoffs," Sept. 12), I'd like to advise the reporter to get all of the facts first, unless her original intent was to write a biased article. The article stated that the classified employees turned down a proposed contract that would have reduced their salaries by 2.59%. After reading this, many uninformed Times readers probably asked themselves why the classified employees are rejecting a 2.59% pay cut when certified employees, such as teachers, have accepted it. The article failed to mention that by accepting the proposed contract, the pay cut, including a cut in benefits (as proposed)