Los Angeles voters elected Councilman Eric Garcetti as mayor of the second-largest U.S. city, replacing Antonio Villaraigosa and inheriting a budget that relies on city unions to forgo 5.5 percent raises next year and uses about three-quarters of a reserve fund.
Addressing the scandal exposed at the Internal Revenue Service last week, President Barack Obama announced the resignation of the agency’s acting commissioner, adding: “I’ll do everything in my power to make sure nothing like this happens again.”
Andy Stern, the former head of the fastest-growing U.S. labor union and a close ally of President Barack Obama, said in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s “Conversations with Judy Woodruff,” to be broadcast this weekend, that he expects Obama to reverse his opposition to the easing of tax rules so companies with overseas profits will be encouraged to return the cash to the U.S. Stern is the former president of the Service Employees International Union.
The National Labor Relations Board ordered a rerun union election among 43,000 Kaiser Permanente health-care workers in California after throwing out results of a 2010 tainted by allegations of improper conduct.
The Ohio secretary of state’s rules on counting provisional ballots burden citizens unfairly and may cause votes to be thrown out improperly, two advocacy groups told a federal judge, as legal wrangling over voter issues continued the day after the presidential election.
About 200 private security officers who screen passengers, handle bags and clean airplane cabins at John F. Kennedy International Airport voted to authorize a Dec. 20 strike, potentially snarling holiday travel plans for thousands.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s bid to preserve a law disqualifying provisional election ballots filed in the wrong precinct comes before a federal appeals court next week in the so-called battleground state.