July 26, 1997 |
A taxpayers watchdog coalition in Orange County filed a lawsuit Friday against the governor and state officials, seeking to prevent the state from paying as many as 250,000 public workers before passing a budget. The suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, charges that the state is violating state law by paying its bills and employees when the Legislature, more than three weeks after its deadline, has not adopted a state budget.
December 18, 1988
South Korea's National Assembly, controlled by the opposition, voted 127 to 102 to reinstate thousands of civil servants dismissed by former President Chun Doo Hwan. But officials of the ruling Democratic Justice Party said they will ask President Roh Tae Woo to veto the bill. The opposition lacks the votes to override a veto. Roh's government has said the former employees would receive half their salary for the past eight years, but the opposition bill would give them full back pay.
August 3, 1989
The Senate passed far-reaching legislation that would exempt up to 10% of federal workers from the Civil Service uniform pay scale and allow the Defense and Energy departments to pay 525 scientists and engineers as much as $134,250 a year. That level of compensation exceeds the $89,500 paid to members of Congress and Vice President Dan Quayle's $115,000 salary.
July 29, 1987 |
Over-the-year average wage gains for workers in industry have slumped to an 11-year low of 3% despite an upsurge in union pay increases negotiated in the last three months, the Labor Department said Tuesday. Both hourly wage and total compensation costs that include benefits rose at the same 3% rate from June, 1986, through last month, compared with respective gains of 3.7% and 3.8% from mid-1985 to mid-1986, the department's Bureau of Labor Statistics said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1992 |
The rivalry between the three council members who are running for mayor in the November election heated up this week when proposals that would strip two of the candidates of their city paychecks were introduced. The proposals, which came up at Tuesday's council meeting, were rejected. Incumbents Mark Leyes, Frank Kessler and J. Tilman Williams are running for the mayor's seat in the Nov. 3 election.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2000 |
Despite a low unemployment rate and past troubles with recruiting, the U.S. Census Bureau says that it has found plenty of applicants willing to go door to door collecting information in most areas of Los Angeles County. Census officials said much of the success is due to the raise in pay to $14 an hour--about double the rate during the 1990 census, when officials struggled to fill the jobs statewide. That pay figure "grabbed my attention.