Kaiser Permanente is laying off 530 unionized workers in Southern California. The L.A. “Daily News” reports 85 jobs have been slashed at Kaiser hospitals in Ontario and Fontana. Kaiser Permanente says the layoffs were a cost cutting measure to deal with the changing dynamics in health care.
Walmart is warning its workers: don’t strike on Black Friday. The world’s biggest retailer says in a statement that store employees who are scheduled to work are expected to do their job. Workers and union officials who are taking part in the protests say they want better pay and working conditions.
A liquidation hearing is set for today for Hostess Brands, the now-bankrupt maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread. The company filed a request late last week with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to liquidate and then suspended operations. The bankruptcy court action was taken after employees went on strike and will result in the loss of more than 18-thousand jobs. Meantime there are reports that Mexican bakery giant Bimbo may be interested in buying the Hostess brands.
The Auto Club expects three-point-3-million Southland residents to head out over the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend. That’s up sixth-tenths of a percent over last year. The top getaways are Las Vegas, San Diego and San Francisco.
The final chapter of “The Twilight Saga” wrapped up the series’ run on a high box office note. The “Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ pulling in 141-point-three-million dollars in its opening weekend.
November 19, 2012 at 6:16 am | Local News | No comment