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  • 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...
  • Missouri House gives final approval to 'right-to-work' bill

    A statewide right-to-work measure passed in the Missouri House on Thursday, potentially setting the stage for an intense fight in the Senate where one Democrat who's a retired union member said she would "fall on her sword" to block it. The measure,...
  • Missouri takes a step toward 'right-to-work', but proposal still faces uphill climb

    Missouri took a step toward joining 24 other states with right-to-work laws when its House voted Wednesday to bar the collection of fees from workers who choose not to join a union. The vote of 92 to 66 with two lawmakers voting present, marks an advance...
  • Plainfield school board OK's new teacher contract

    Plainfield school board OK's new teacher contract
    More than a year of negotiations ended Monday without much fanfare when Plainfield school board members approved a new teacher's contract. The unanimous vote came a week and a half after teachers approved the deal. "We're glad we were finally able...
  • Despite West Coast ports' labor deal, normality not yet on horizon

    Despite West Coast ports' labor deal, normality not yet on horizon
    West Coast ports are emerging from the most contentious labor dispute in more than a decade, but lingering resentment and structural problems may complicate a return to normality. Activity picked up Saturday at Western harbors after the dockworkers...
  • With deal, West Coast seaports tackle huge cargo backlog

    Dockworkers along the West Coast began the monthslong task Saturday of clearing seaports of cargo that was caught up in a contract feud between their union and employers. Parked off the Southern California coast is a flotilla of ships bulging with...
  • Second fight over union rights comes to Wisconsin

    The fight over union rights returns to Wisconsin this week, four years after a debate that sparked massive protests and catapulted Gov. Scott Walker onto the national political stage, setting up his likely presidential run. In 2011, the battle was over...
  • Madison mayor criticizes right-to-work bill

    Madison Mayor Paul Soglin is criticizing Wisconsin Republican lawmakers for putting a right-to-work bill on a fast track. Soglin held a news conference Saturday to condemn the bill. WKOW-TV (http://bit.ly/1BBCAWz ) reports Soglin said by fast-tracking...
  • Refinery workers strike spreads to biggest US location

    The first nationwide oil refinery strike in more than 30 years was poised to expand this weekend in a labor dispute that may start having more of an impact on the price consumers pay for gasoline. The United Steelworkers union said Saturday that...
  • MLB makes small pace of game changes, passes on bigger steps

    MLB makes small pace of game changes, passes on bigger steps
    NEW YORK — Major League Baseball is making some changes designed to speed games but won't implement more radical proposals this year. The league and the players' union announced an agreement Friday to enforce the rule requiring a hitter to keep at...