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  • Fight over sale of state prison heard at Ohio Supreme Court

    The status of the nation's first privately-owned state prison was debated in Ohio on Wednesday, as litigation brought on behalf of union workers displaced by the historic sale was argued before the state's high court. Arguments before the Ohio Supreme...
  • Elgin firefighters file objection to arbitrator's finding on staffing

    Elgin Firefighters Local 439 filed a motion Monday with the Circuit Court of Cook County Chancery Division to dismiss an arbitrator's March ruling that Elgin could continue with reduced minimum shift manning from 36 to 34 workers that it put in place in...
  • Saucon Valley teachers say possibility of strike back on

    Saucon Valley teachers say possibility of strike back on
    The Saucon Valley teachers union notified district officials Tuesday it wants to go back to the bargaining table instead of entering nonbinding arbitration before a single arbitrator, district labor attorney Jeffrey Sultanik said. In addition, the union...
  • Judge allows union-fee lawsuit to proceed _ without Rauner

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's lawsuit over forced fees paid by non-union state workers may proceed, but without the governor participating, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman decreed that the Republican, who has tried to...
  • Judge drops Rauner 'fair share' suit, lets non-union workers' case proceed

    Judge drops Rauner 'fair share' suit, lets non-union workers' case proceed
    A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed Gov. Bruce Rauner's lawsuit challenging the requirement that non-union public employees pay a share of collective bargaining costs, but allowed three workers contesting the payments to proceed with their own complaint....
  • Rauner, money talk in House right-to-work vote

    Rauner, money talk in House right-to-work vote
    Gov. Bruce Rauner had several House Republicans over to the governor's mansion last week to ask them to vote "present" when the House Democrats' called their right-to-work bill the following day. Right-to-work laws allow union members to not pay for any...
  • Massachusetts Union Takes Authorization Vote Over Eversource Contract

    A union representing 1,900 Eversource Energy workers in Massachusetts has authorized its leaders to strike over stalled negotiations on a new contract, the union said Monday. The current contract expires at midnight on June 1. The Utility Workers...
  • Hollywood's top cop made friends, enemies while forging change

    Hollywood's top cop made friends, enemies while forging change
    — Good cop? Bad cop? To fans, Frank Fernandez was the best police chief Hollywood has ever had. To foes — including the union boss who vowed to chase him out of town — he was the worst. Fernandez, the top cop who promised to...
  • NYC mayor, sanitation union reach contract agreement

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city has reached a tentative contract agreement with a union that represents more than 6,000 sanitation workers. The proposed contract with the Uniformed Sanitationmen's Association would begin retroactively on...
  • Cathay Pacific flight attendants protest at HK airport

    Several hundred Cathay Pacific flight attendants were camped inside Hong Kong's airport on Tuesday after union members voted to protest new job contracts offered by the airline. Union member Ada So said about 400 cabin staff had gathered in front of...
  • Firefighter: Riots showed the mayor was in over her head

    Firefighter: Riots showed the mayor was in over her head
    More than a week has passed since the riots in Baltimore, and it's time to take measure of what occurred. As a member of the Baltimore City Fire Department and president of the Baltimore Fire Officers Local 964, I'm in awe of the job the men and women...