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  • Opting out of paying union dues

    Gov. Bruce Rauner’s executive action allowing state employees to opt out of paying union dues doesn’t go as far as he could have. He could also bar the state from having to collect dues for public employee unions by payroll deduction. Public...
  • Benefits of unions

    Conservatives like Gov. Bruce Rauner often deride the “takers,” but when it comes to the issue of “fair share,” the true “takers” are those who refuse to join unions and object to union dues since they reap the benefits...
  • Return to work: Golan's workers claim win after six-month strike

    Return to work: Golan's workers claim win after six-month strike
    More than six months after workers at Skokie's Golan's Moving & Storage went on strike to try to win their first union contract, they returned to their jobs this month, claiming victory after agreeing to a three-year pact with the company. Dozens of...
  • Comptroller won't go along with Rauner's order on union dues

    Gov. Bruce Rauner's attempts to prohibit unions from requiring non-members to provide financial support hit a snag Friday. Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office said Friday that the state comptroller is not bound by Rauner's executive order targeting...
  • Union: General Mills to proceed with Pillsbury plant closure

    General Mills is pushing ahead with its planned closure of a southern Indiana Pillsbury plant and a neighboring business that together employ more than 400 workers under an agreement the company reached with the union that represents those workers, the...
  • W.Va. Senate clears compromise, drops prevailing wage repeal

    West Virginia senators passed a compromise Thursday to scale back the state's prevailing wage on public construction projects, switching from the full-blown repeal that Republicans had enough votes to pass. The GOP-led Senate voted 23-11 to change the...
  • Harris endorsements help fortify her against possible Villaraigosa run

    Harris endorsements help fortify her against possible Villaraigosa run
    In any other campaign, a labor union backing a Democrat for U.S. Senate would be routine. But the first to line up publicly behind state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris turned out to be the Los Angeles Police Protective League. The announcement Wednesday...
  • Death toll of explosion on Brazilian oil ship rises to 5; 4 are missing

    Two bodies were found inside an oil ship that exploded off Brazil's coast, increasing the death toll to five, the oil workers union said Thursday. The Oil Workers Union of the state of Espirito Santo, where Wednesday's explosion took place, said rescue...
  • Alex Rodriguez meets with Yankees, apologizes for actions

    Alex Rodriguez meets with Yankees, apologizes for actions
    NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez met with top New York Yankees officials on Tuesday and apologized to the team as he prepares to report to spring training following his season-long suspension for violations of baseball's drug agreement and labor...
  • 1,100 natural gas utility workers on Long Island eye walkout

    A utility is making contingency plans in the event 1,100 workers who repair gas mains and help operate power plants across Long Island walk off the job when their contract expires at midnight Friday. "We have experienced management personnel from...
  • Ports to stop unloading cargo for four days amid labor dispute

    Ports to stop unloading cargo for four days amid labor dispute
    Shipping companies said they will stop unloading ships at West Coast ports for four of the next five days because they don’t want to pay overtime to workers they allege have deliberately slowed operations. The Pacific Maritime Assn., which...