| Dec 13, 2013
| 12:40 PM
After days of strikes, Los Angeles County and its social worker employees reached a deal Friday to end the labor action by reducing caseloads, one of the last sticking points to signing a contract with a union that represents 55,000 county workers....
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:34 PM
The University of Illinois at Chicago's faculty union moved one step closer to a strike Thursday after members voted to authorize a walkout, but union leaders will continue to attend mediation sessions with the school's administration as they hash out a...
| Oct 12, 2013
After each performance of "Pullman Porter Blues," the lobby of the Goodman Theatre has been alive with talk both wistful and outraged, a weird if understandable mix given the complex legacy of George Pullman and the rail car company he created here....
| Oct 7, 2013
| 7:04 AM
After months of stalled negotiations over salaries, workers at Amazon's German warehouses are threatening to walk out for the Christmas shopping season.
It would not be the first time German workers walked out on Amazon. Verdi, the Services and Trade...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:07 PM
SACRAMENTO -- California lawmakers have scheduled a hearing Wednesday into the state's use of solitary confinement in its prisons, legislative action that was promised to encourage inmates to end their 60-day inmate hunger strike this summer over those...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:41 PM
SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers grilled state prison officials about controversial isolation units Wednesday, saying policies allowing long-term solitary confinement of inmates are "beyond the pale."
The hearing was an outgrowth of a two-month...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:46 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Negotiations to avert another Bay Area Rapid Transit strike this year continued Thursday as a court-imposed 60-day cooling-off period was close to ending.
BART warned riders to be prepared for a shutdown Friday and hired buses to...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:07 AM
A last-minute overnight agreement to extend labor negotiations averted a shutdown of Bay Area commuter rail service Friday morning.
Riders who use the Bay Area Rapid Transit system had been warned of a possibly shutdown on Friday as a cooling-off period...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The Pacific Symphony’s musicians have agreed to do without a raise for a second straight season, but a new contract announced Thursday calls for their pay to rise a combined 5% during the two years after the current season.
Negotiations had gone...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:23 PM
The already tense labor relations between the UC system and the union that represents about 8,300 custodians, gardeners and food service workers has taken a turn for the worse.
After deadlocked negotiations, UC this week imposed terms that will...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:28 PM
OAKLAND -- A federal judge Thursday said she is likely to allow a lawsuit alleging that solitary confinement conditions at Pelican Bay State Prison amount to psychological torture, to be expanded from the cases of 10 prisoners to include about 1,100...