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  • Unions remain a crucial backer of Gov. Jerry Brown's campaign

    The proposal to restrict school districts' financial reserves seemed to come out of nowhere, slipped into the state budget just days before the spending plan would come up for a vote. At a legislative hearing, Democrats were confused and Republicans...
  • IBEW's take on Palmdale rail car plant

    To the editor: L.A. Metro's contract with Kinkisharyo International is clear: It requires Kinkisharyo to create at least 194 good-quality, full-time jobs in L.A County. The rail car manufacturer must also comply with state environmental laws, just like...
  • Malloy Hoping Labor Can Get Out The Vote In Nov. 4 Election

    Malloy Hoping Labor Can Get Out The Vote In Nov. 4 Election
    FARMINGTON — Four years ago, labor activists launched an aggressive ground game that helped elect — by a 6,400-vote margin – Connecticut's first Democratic governor in three decades. Now, a week out from the Nov. 4 election, Gov....
  • Phillips Pet Food workers reject union

    Phillips Pet Food workers reject union
    Workers at a Northampton County distributor of pet food and related supplies have turned down joining a union. By an unofficial 110-77 tally, employees at Phillips Pet Food & Supplies in Lower Nazareth Township and a division, Valley Pet Supply in...
  • Plainfield teachers reject three-year contract

    Plainfield teachers reject three-year contract
    Despite the backing of union leaders, Plainfield teachers Wednesday voted down a three-year contract agreement. With 60 percent of the union's members voting to reject the proposed contract, union leaders must meet to determine what their next step is....
  • State Police Union Endorses Malloy In Major Turnaround

    State Police Union Endorses Malloy In Major Turnaround
    In a major turnaround, the state police union has endorsed Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for reelection. The endorsement marked a major change from June 2012 when the union voted no-confidence in the department's top brass that had been appointed by Malloy....
  • Southwest agrees to tentative, 4-year contract with customer service employees

    Southwest agrees to tentative, 4-year contract with customer service employees
    Southwest Airlines and the union that represents its customer service workers have agreed to a tentative, new four-year contract, the company announced Wednesday. The terms of the proposed deal were not released. They will be distributed to the roughly...
  • L.A. City Council backs union contract for Fresno farmworkers

    L.A. City Council backs union contract for Fresno farmworkers
    Hundreds of labor activists, farmworkers and their allies marched  on Los Angeles City Hall on Wednesday demanding that a Fresno fruit grower recognize a union contract -- the latest turn in a long-standing dispute over whether the United Farm Workers...
  • Going off the rails on Metro's rail cars

    Going off the rails on Metro's rail cars
    Two years ago, the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority became the first transit agency in the nation to pick a rail car manufacturer based in part on how many jobs the company would create. The Japanese firm Kinkisharyo International won the...
  • Gov. Malloy, Dems Join Pro-Union Rally At Yale

    Gov. Malloy, Dems Join Pro-Union Rally At Yale
    NEW HAVEN – Gov. Dannel Malloy and a slew of other top state Democrats joined hundreds of Yale University graduate students at a rally Tuesday demanding that Yale officials recognize their union and negotiate a contract. "I understand how hard...
  • Find out what you know about school testing

    Find out what you know about school testing
    What do you really know about the school testing debate? A pop quiz: Who recently condemned too much standardized testing in public schools? a) President Obama. b) Andy Ford, president of the Florida teacher union. c) Patricia Levesque, CEO of the Jeb...