L.A. hotel strike: 28 hotels reached tentative deals with workers

The new year has brought more progress in contract talks between Southern California hotels and the union that represents their workers. Unite Here Local 11 this week secured tentative agreements…

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Record deals and tax-avoidance maneuvers: Southern California’s priciest sales of 2023

Southern California’s luxury real estate market never sleeps. But this past year, it collectively caught its breath. Luxury sales slowed down in 2023 — a combination of soaring interest rates,…

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Unite Here Local 11 reaches tentative deals with downtown L.A. hotels, plans Rose Parade strike

Unite Here Local 11 has made more progress in contract talks with hotels ahead of the holidays. The union said Friday it had secured tentative agreements with three downtown L.A….

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L.A. hotel strike: Union nabs deals with 10 more hotels

Unite Here Local 11 has reached tentative contract agreements with 10 more Southern California hotels covering hundreds of housekeepers, cooks, dishwashers, servers and front desk workers who have been pushing…

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Water agencies announce Colorado River conservation deals

The Biden administration has announced new water-saving agreements with California water agencies intended to shore up supplies on the overburdened Colorado River. California’s Colorado River Board said Wednesday that several…

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Cyber Monday is the biggest online shopping day of the year — thanks to deals and hype

Consumers are scouring the internet for online deals as they begin to cap off the five-day post-Thanksgiving shopping bonanza with Cyber Monday. Even though e-commerce is now part and parcel…

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Q&A: Why those great deals banks are offering might be less lucrative than they appear

Dear Liz: I’m receiving numerous email offers from big banks offering significant incentives and bonuses to open checking and savings accounts. I usually don’t pay much attention to them but the…

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Hiltzik: UAW’s auto deals show organized labor is back

More than 30 years ago, Chicago labor lawyer Thomas Geoghegan penned what he thought was an obituary for organized labor. His classic 1991 book was titled “Which Side Are You…

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