2,000 Cedars-Sinai workers begin 5-day strike

The service workers union has been negotiating a new contract since March 21. Nearly 2,000 certified nursing assistants, surgical technicians and more plan to strike at 5 a.m. Monday.

California Democrats revive universal health care bill

Democrats in the California Legislature on Thursday revived a plan for what could be the nation’s first universal health care system — prompting strong opposition from doctors and health insurers overtax increases for businesses and individuals that would pay for the plan and only if voters approved the tax hikes.