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December 4, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Lynwood City Council on Wednesday night postponed a decision on whether to slash members' salaries by nearly half. The city's council members are among the highest paid part-time politicians in the state, and many community activists have called for pay cuts. For years, council members have had $804 monthly salaries that, by state law, can be raised only to reflect cost-of-living adjustments.
February 6, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
Delta Air Lines Inc. will reduce pay by 8% for most executives and by 10% for Chief Executive Leo Mullin and President Fred Reid on March 1, the company said in a memo to employees. Delta also may lower employee wages to stay competitive with pay at carriers that have filed for bankruptcy protection, Mullin said.
September 14, 1993 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wide receiver Henry Ellard of the Rams is probably in the final year of his football career, and he doesn't know it. Ellard, one of 33 players in NFL history to have caught more than 500 passes, will earn $850,000 this season. When the season ends, Ellard will become a free agent and, based on the recent off-season's payoffs to free agents with his credentials, he expects to become a millionaire. "No way," said an official from one NFL team. "Salary cap.
April 11, 2005 | James F. Peltz, Times Staff Writer
The last thing United Airlines wants -- a strike -- is looming over the carrier as it tries to emerge from 2 1/2 years in bankruptcy protection. Two unions -- representing United's 6,800 mechanics and 19,500 other ground workers -- are threatening to strike if the airline persuades a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge to annul their contracts and impose another round of wage and benefit cuts. United plans to seek the court's help if it can't negotiate long-term concessions with the workers on its own.
March 1, 2005 | From Associated Press
Continental Airlines Inc. reached its goal of finding $500 million in annual savings by Monday with the announcement of tentative agreements for wage and benefit cuts with unions representing pilots, flight attendants, mechanics and dispatchers. The Houston-based carrier with 41,000 employees announced the tentative contract agreements Monday but revealed no details so that unions could spread the word directly to their members.
Dell Computer Corp. founder and Chief Executive Michael Dell's pay tumbled 85% to $16.6 million as the No. 1 direct seller of personal computers wrestled with its worst performance in six years. Michael Dell's total compensation for the fiscal year ended Jan. 28 fell from almost $109 million a year earlier, the company said. The bulk of the decline came from fewer stock options.
June 11, 2009 | Paloma Esquivel
Key Orange County executives and elected officials will be asked to take a 5% pay cut as part of the ongoing effort to slash more than $1 billion from the county's budget, supervisors decided Wednesday. "We're trying to lead by example," said Supervisor Chris Norby. "The seriousness of the economic downturn has affected our budget. It is serious. People are hurting out there."
August 30, 2008 | From the Associated Press
At least 17 Smithsonian Institution executives with six-figure salaries will see future pay cuts -- many in the tens of thousands of dollars -- under reforms adopted by the museum complex. According to figures released recently by the Smithsonian Institution, the chief financial officer could see the biggest reduction. If the cuts planned for five years from now were made today, CFO Alice Maroni could lose as much as $120,000, or 41% of her base salary of $293,280. Others could see reductions ranging from $6,000 to more than $80,000 a year.
February 12, 2010 | By Phil Willon, David Zahniser and Maeve Reston
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced a second round of city job cuts Thursday -- between 1,200 and 2,000 positions -- and warned that much deeper layoffs would be needed if the City Council and employee unions failed to act quickly on proposals to cut payroll costs, trim services and auction city assets. With the current $212-million budget shortfall expected to double next year, Villaraigosa said the threat of layoffs was his only leverage to force the city's powerful unions to accept lower wages and help rescue the city from insolvency.
May 12, 2009 | Peter Nicholas and Evan Halper
The Obama administration said Monday that it has made no decision about whether to rescind $6.8 billion in stimulus money allotted to California in a dispute over the legality of a wage cut for home healthcare workers who belong to a politically powerful union. The announcement is at odds with what state officials said they had explicitly been told. Gov.
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