Los Angeles city workers authorize strike

By Catherine Saillant, Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles garbage truck drivers, traffic officers, tree trimmers, engineers and typists are among 10,000 city workers who gave authorization Friday night to walk off the job to protest a proposed contract that offers no raises and requires them to chip in for healthcare premiums.

Gov. Wolf’s union ‘tab’

By Matthew J. Brouillette, triblive.com

Gov. Tom Wolf’s first executive order banned gifts for executive-branch employees to eliminate conflicts of interest between those in power and anyone “seeking to obtain business from or has financial relations with the commonwealth.”

Collective Bargaining Transparency

Commonwealth Foundation

Governor Wolf’s Office of Administration is in the early stages of contract negotiations with 16 government unions. These contracts cover approximately 44,600 workers, costing taxpayers nearly $3.78 billion.