After more than a year of bargaining, city officials have reached a tentative labor deal for 20,000 Los Angeles employees, the Los Angeles Times reports. Who won? Labor. The proposed contract would secure pensions for current employees, taxpayers would continue paying all the workers’ healthcare premiums and the deal “kept in place workers’ compensation benefits that critics say encourage abuse of the system,” the Times article said. The Los Angeles City Council and union leaders must still approve the deal.
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