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VIAW Newswire 03.11.13

Posted on 15 May 2013 by admin

All Out to Save Our Courts

A handful of judges want to permanently close eight LA County courts



Employer retaliation against immigrants decried

State lawmakers hope to stiffen penalties for bosses who threaten to turn employees


Apple Security Officers Demand Company’s Support in Organizing

Despite the fact that Silicon Valley-based Apple Inc. is one of the most successful and profitable companies in the world, the security guards who put their lives on the line to protect Apple’s headquarters are unable to secure decent health care benefits



Ex-Los Angeles Firefighter Sentenced for Fake Workers’ Comp

Prosecutors say a Los Angeles city firefighter has been sentenced to probation.



Sequestration cuts already affecting local ports

SAN PEDRO, Calif. (KABC) — The Port of Los Angeles is the busiest in the country and sixth busiest in the world when combined with the Port of Long Beach. But port officials say the federal government’s $85 billion budget sequestration is already starting to slow that stream of cargo, thanks to overtime cutbacks to U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspectors.

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