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NEWS
May 6, 1995 | From Associated Press
California should link pay raises to performance and eliminate tenure for its 185,000 Civil Service workers, a government watchdog panel is recommending. The Little Hoover Commission also recommended turning more public work over to private industry, going outside Civil Service to hire government supervisors and making it easier for the state to promote and fire state employees. "California's Civil Service system . . .
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NEWS
April 24, 1988 | BRUCE KEPPEL, Times Staff Writer
The Times 100 survey of California's publicly traded companies sheds considerable light on the present shape and future of the state's economy, but missing--and herewith accounted for--are many large and well-known companies that are privately held. Among those who eluded The Times 100 criteria, for example, is the world's largest and probably most secretive winery, Modesto's E & J Gallo, one of about 20 privately held concerns with annual sales close to or exceeding $1 billion.
BUSINESS
November 12, 2012 | By Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times
VACAVILLE, Calif. - His jaw clenched beneath a blue surgeon's mask, Opanin Gyaami jerks his right arm and pulls out a prize: the decayed tooth of patient Larry Butler, also known as state prison inmate J22312. By the time he is done, Gyaami's smock and mask are spotted with the inmate's blood. He gently pats Butler on the shoulder and wishes him well. The 71-year-old dentist reports to the state prison in Vacaville day after day, long past retirement age. He wishes he could have hung up his drill and forceps years ago, but he's still paying off a student loan.
NEWS
July 2, 1992 | FRANKI V. RANSOM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officials from eight cities gathered at Covina City Hall to call for a statewide initiative to guarantee a minimum share of the state's tax revenues for cities. "I think it's time that we should stand up and say that traditional revenue should be maintained by cities," Covina Councilman Chris Lancaster said Monday at a press conference he organized. "Otherwise, some cities will die and become obsolete."
NEWS
January 21, 1987 | Associated Press
States are under no special legal obligation to pay unemployment benefits to women who lose their jobs after taking maternity leave, the Supreme Court ruled today. The court said a federal law barring discrimination based on pregnancy in unemployment benefit payments bans states from singling out pregnancy for unfavorable treatment only. The law does not mandate preferential treatment for pregnant workers, the court said.
OPINION
July 1, 2012
Re "Put pension reform on the ballot," Opinion, June 26 Marcia Fritz asks voters to require that future public employees in California "share the risks associated with their [pension] plans with taxpayers. " Fritz doesn't mention that shifting from traditional pensions to 401(k) plans has utterly destroyed pension security for private sector workers. In a June 2010 article, Reuters columnist Mark Miller wrote that a Federal Reserve survey found that the net worth for the median American family fell nearly 40% in the three-year period ending 2010, and that the Employee Benefit Research Institute says that 60% of households tell it that their savings and investments (excluding home values)
BUSINESS
September 20, 2005 | From Associated Press
Lawyers representing about 116,000 former and current Wal-Mart Stores Inc. employees in California told a jury Monday that the world's largest retailer systematically and illegally denied workers lunch breaks. The suit in Alameda County Superior Court is among about 40 cases nationwide alleging workplace violations by Wal-Mart, and the first to go to trial.
NEWS
January 24, 1998 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a sharp and unexpected blow to the Southern California aerospace industry, Raytheon Co. announced Friday that it will eliminate 5,200 jobs at facilities stretching from Santa Barbara to San Diego during the next two years. The brunt of the cuts will fall on the former Hughes Aircraft enclave in El Segundo, where several major buildings will be vacated, some manufacturing operations shipped out of state and 1,100 employees will lose their jobs. Layoffs will start next month.
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