Many California state employees received a boost this year after complaining of furloughs and salary cuts during the recession, with some of the largest bargaining units agreeing to raises of 2 to 3 percent annually over the next few years.
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and other Bay Area-based national research institutions face a nearly total closure this week if the partial federal government shutdown continues.
A 92-year-old Bay Area woman who is the nation’s oldest full-time national park ranger said Friday she’s surprised that she has joined the ranks of those currently out of work due to the ongoing U.S. government shutdown.
In wake of the U.S. government shutdown, the movie theater chain is giving away a small popcorn to employees out on furlough…
Only 3% of NASA employees in highly select positions would be allowed to stay on the job – for example those involved with the International Space Station – or those involved in jobs deemed necessary for safety and security.
California’s largest public employee union says it has reached a tentative agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown on a new three-year contract that includes raises for 95,000 state workers.
Some fliers headed to Los Angeles International Airport, and other destinations were met with long delays on the first day of staffing cuts for air traffic controllers because of government spending reductions.
The state employee furloughs started under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger greatly increased the cash-out liabilities owed by California taxpayers when those workers leave government service.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has issued a furlough order for more than 11,000 state workers whose unions have yet to reach a deal for a 5 percent wage cut.
With the end of the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration last week, work is expected to resume on hundreds of airport construction projects across the country, including a new control tower at Oakland International Airport.