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  • Metra engineers OK new contract

    Members of the locomotive engineers union at Metra have approved a new contract that gives them a cumulative wage increase totaling 21.2 percent over seven years, union officials said Wednesday. The agreement, which runs through 2019, provides for...
  • UC, teaching assistants agree on contract; strike during exams averted

    UC, teaching assistants agree on contract; strike during exams averted
    The University of California system reached a tentative agreement on a new contract covering 13,000 teaching assistants, readers and tutors, lifting the threat of a 10-day strike during the coming final exam period at most UC campuses. Leaders of the UC...
  • L.A. officials reach 1-year contract deal with police officers' union

    Los Angeles city officials have reached a tentative one-year salary agreement with the police officers' union that dramatically expands cash payments for overtime while avoiding raises for most workers, according to a source familiar with the proposed...
  • Unions answer to the Democratic Party, not their members [Letter]

    Unions answer to the Democratic Party, not their members [Letter]
    Public unions are at risk because union management is really answering to the Democratic Party and not its own members ("Public unions at risk," June 30). Charging outrageous fees to members to pay union leaders high salaries and donating many dollars...
  • UC, teaching assistants agree on contract, avert strike during exams

    The University of California system has reached a tentative agreement on a new contract covering 13,000 teaching assistants, readers and tutors, lifting the threat of a 10-day strike during the coming final exam period at most UC campuses. Leaders of...
  • Millstone Workers Voting On Whether To Join Union

    About 425 workers at Millstone Power Station began voting Wednesday and will continue voting Thursday on joining the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. But the outcome of the election won't be known for some time, as the ballots probably...
  • San Francisco transit-workers sickout ends, Muni service restored

    San Francisco transit-workers sickout ends, Muni service restored
    Cable cars in San Francisco began running again Thursday after a three-day sickout by some workers had seriously hampered bus and light-rail transit service. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency announced that the city’s light-rail,...
  • No agreement in contract talks at Hopkins Hospital

    No agreement in contract talks at Hopkins Hospital
    Johns Hopkins Hospital and the labor union that represents 2,000 service workers ended contract talks without an agreement Tuesday night, despite intervention by the governor. The talks were the first since members of the 1199 SEIU United Healthcare...
  • Subway strike causes chaos in Brazilian city ahead of World Cup

    Subway strike causes chaos in Brazilian city ahead of World Cup
    A subway strike brought much of Sao Paulo to a halt on Thursday, as workers demanding higher wages shut down public transportation in South America's largest city a week before it hosts the World Cup's opening match. A partial metro shutdown created...
  • US Airways reaches tentative agreement with mechanics union

    US Airways has reached a tentative labor agreement with its machinists, mechanics and fleet service workers, eliminating what could have been a thorny barrier to a completed merger with American Airlines. The tentative agreement was announced Monday...
  • Schools grapple with substitute teacher shortage

    During the middle of a weekday last month, more than 100 Allen High School students were ushered into the gymnasium. There was no assembly that day or school pep rally. And this definitely wasn't a game of dodge ball. Many of the students were...