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  • 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 marchedĀ  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...
  • Waukegan schools remain closed Wednesday

    Waukegan schools remain closed Wednesday
    There will be no classes again on Wednesday for Waukegan students because of a teachers strike that has continued for nearly three weeks. After a break from talks for a few days, union and Waukegan School District officials returned to the bargaining...
  • Phillips Pet Food workers will vote to form union

    Some 200 warehouse workers at a Northampton County pet supply company will vote Thursday to join the Teamsters, a union and government official said today. The National Labor Relations Board will conduct the vote, said Harold Maier, an assistant...
  • L.A. officials reach tentative deal with firefighters union on pay

    L.A. officials reach tentative deal with firefighters union on pay
    Los Angeles officials have reached a tentative salary agreement with the city's firefighters union that provides no raises in the current fiscal year and a 2% boost next summer. Frank Lima, president of United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Local 112,...
  • Union demands driving railcar jobs out of California, Japanese firm says

    Union demands driving railcar jobs out of California, Japanese firm says
    A Japanese company's much-celebrated plans to build a light-rail manufacturing plant in Palmdale appear all but dead after months of clashes with local labor unions and community groups. Kinkisharyo International of Osaka said it is now looking at...
  • U of I nurses reach tentative labor accord

    U of I nurses reach tentative labor accord
    University of Illinois Hospital nurses will receive increases of 2.25 percent to 3.6 percent each year of a tentative three-year contract reached Monday night, according to paperwork the union handed out Tuesday morning to its members. The tentative...
  • New contract for Chicago police; 11 percent in wage hikes

    New contract for Chicago police; 11 percent in wage hikes
    Chicago’s police union ratified a five-year contract that includes a total of 11 percent in wage increases and $65 million in back pay for approximately 10,000 union members, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office announced Friday. City officials...
  • Unions Pushing To Get Their Members Behind Malloy

     Unions Pushing To Get Their Members Behind Malloy
    HARTFORD — The car in the driveway was a good omen, the beware of dog sign in the window was not. Still, Tracey Phenix bounded up the steps of the house on Cornwall Street in the city's Blue Hills neighborhood with a sense of purpose and a hope...