The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor (LA Fed) and the American Red Cross (ARC) have formed a partnership supported by the Emergency Management Department for the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management. The partnership’s goal is to train 100 union members in emergency response by the end…

The Beatles famously said that “all you need is love,” but they forgot about chocolate. On National Chocolate Cupcake Day (Thursday), chocolate is more than a need. We’ve got a killer recipe to fill that craving and make you the envy of whoever you are sharing with. And we’ve got a list of ingredients made…

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Everybody gets giddy as the calendar creeps toward November. The costumes, the jack-o-lanterns, the scary costumes…what’s not to love about Halloween? As you’re stocking up to satisfy the neighborhood ghouls, remember that candy is dandy and ethical is preferable. The sweetest treats are those made by companies that treat their workers fairly and give them…

It looks like the steel industry might be sharing its new fortunes with employees. MarketWatch reports: “The United Steelworkers union and U.S. Steel Corp. struck a tentative agreement for a new labor contract covering at least 14,000 workers, breaking a three-year wage freeze. The union and company issued statements Monday afternoon confirming the initial deal,…

Florida’s Democratic candidate for governor is serious about overhauling teacher pay. The Tampa Bay Times reports: “When Valerie Chuchman moved to Florida from Wisconsin eight years ago, her new principal joked that while she was taking a significant salary cut, she would be repaid in sunshine. Unfortunately, the Riverview High School chemistry teacher said, sunshine…

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