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  • Strategy shift for Wisconsin unions after right-to-work vote

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely presidential candidate who built his reputation on limiting the power of public-sector unions four years ago, plans to quickly sign a right-to-work bill after the Assembly passed it Friday at the end of an all-night...
  • Wisconsin Assembly committee takes up right-to-work bill

    Testimony has begun at a public hearing on Wisconsin's right-to-work bill, after the measure rapidly passed the Senate last week. The state Assembly labor committee's hearing is set to last 10 hours, and the gallery in the hearing room was full when...
  • Federal mediator brought in to help avert MLS stoppage

    Federal mediator brought in to help avert MLS stoppage
    Representatives of Major League Soccer and its players union are meeting with a federal mediator this week in a last-ditch effort to complete a new collective bargaining agreement before the 2015 MLS season opens Friday. A league spokesman said Monday...
  • Talk of the County: Mundelein commissioner removal was un-American

    Talk of the County: Mundelein commissioner removal was un-American
    Editor's Note: Talk of the County is a reader-generated column of opinions. If you see something you disagree with or think is incorrect, please tell us! Call us at (312) 222-4554 or email talkofthecounty@tribpub.com 'Diversity made America' On one...
  • Postal service to consolidate sorting, close Akron center

    The U.S. Postal Service plans to close an Akron mail-sorting center in mid-April as it consolidates six Ohio operations into two sites in Cleveland and Columbus to cut costs. The closure isn't a surprise. The Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/17NeFq0 )...
  • MLS can't afford to have these kind of strikers

    If there's one thing Major League Soccer absolutely, positively cannot afford this season, it's a strike by players. So guess what the league is looking at only days before Friday's scheduled season opener between the Galaxy and Chicago Fire at...
  • Union official: 'Solidarity' is key for striking BP Refinery workers

    Union official: 'Solidarity' is key for striking BP Refinery workers
    Three weeks after they walked off the job at BP Whiting Refinery with no end to the strike in sight, members of United Steelworkers Local 7-1 were urged Saturday to stay the course and not cross the picket lines. "Solidarity is the key. It's they only...
  • Silicon Valley shuttle drivers vote to unionize

    Shuttle drivers who ferry tech workers between Silicon Valley and San Francisco have voted for union representation. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://tinyurl.com/nf3ltp2) that drivers working for Compass Transportation voted 104-38 in favor of...
  • Homer 33C supt. shaking up pay raise system

    Homer 33C supt. shaking up pay raise system
    First-year Superintendent Kara Coglianese plans to end blanket raises for administrators and institute merit bonuses in Homer Community Consolidated School District 33C. The move comes after school board members balked last May at a proposed 4.175...
  • Under attack, unions show new creativity and militancy

    Under attack, unions show new creativity and militancy
    One consequence of the steady decline of unions in America is that we've forgotten what little we used to know about what organized labor even means. Union members are often depicted as lazy and overpaid, and job actions as a threat to the livelihoods...
  • Broward teachers face longer wait for pay hikes

    Broward teachers face longer wait for pay hikes
    Salary talks between the Broward school district and its teachers union have come to an abrupt halt after the district declared an impasse. That means Broward County's more than 14,000 teachers will have to wait even longer for their much-anticipated...