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  • Showdown looms between Rauner, AFSCME

    Showdown looms between Rauner, AFSCME
    SPRINGFIELD — The way Illinois has handled negotiations with the largest union representing state workers has always been political. When the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees flexes it political muscle in Springfield,...
  • Milwaukee County bus drivers strike, scrambling commute

    Hundreds of Milwaukee County union bus drivers went on strike early Wednesday, leaving tens of thousands of commuters scrambling to make alternative plans to get to work and elsewhere. The roughly 750 drivers walked off the job at 3 a.m. and began...
  • Union-Represented GE Workers Ratify 4-Year Contracts

    HARTFORD — Union workers at General Electric Co. have ratified contracts that increase compensation by $15,500 over four years, hold the line on health care contributions next year, provide pension improvements and make other changes. About 16,...
  • Union-represented workers ratify 4-year contracts at GE

    Union workers at General Electric Co. have ratified contracts that increase compensation by $15,500 over four years, hold the line on health care contributions next year, provide pension improvements and make other changes. About 16,500 workers are...
  • Talks continue at Allegheny Technologies under extension

    Union workers at Allegheny Technologies Inc. plants in Pennsylvania and three other states continued working under a contract extension as negotiations on a new deal continued. The (Tarentum) Valley News Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1R4efAT ) reports the...
  • GE Transportation workers in Erie approve 4-year contract

    About 3,200 GE Transportation workers in Erie have a new four-year contract containing $1.40 in hourly raises and $10,000 in lump-sum bonuses. Union members ratified the deal Tuesday. Union leaders didn't announce the exact vote count, but confirmed to...
  • German train drivers union to end labor dispute

    Germany's main train drivers union has ended a bitter labor dispute with the country's biggest railway operator that saw nine strikes over the past year. The GDL union, which mostly represents train drivers but also some other railway staff, reached a...
  • Labor fears setback as Supreme Court hears case on union dues, fees

    Labor fears setback as Supreme Court hears case on union dues, fees
    The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear a California challenge to the financing of public-sector unions sent fear through organized labor Tuesday, with the threat that the justices could blunt one of the state's most powerful political forces. If...
  • Hundreds of protesters rally outside Christie announcement

    The good vibes and enthusiasm that accompanied Republican Gov. Chris Christie's announcement that he's running for president Tuesday didn't extend outside Livingston High School, where hundreds of protesters gathered to take him to task on a number of...
  • Supreme Court to hear California case challenging union dues

    WASHINGTON A challenge to the California Teachers Association will give conservative Supreme Court justices a chance to reconsider compulsory public-sector union fees. Setting the stage for its next potential blockbuster, the court said Tuesday it...
  • Teacher evaluations return as sticking point in contract talks

    Teacher evaluations return as sticking point in contract talks
    Teacher evaluations have serious economic implications for the Chicago Teachers Union, which last week said contract talks had reached a stalemate despite an agreement on the broad strokes of a one-year deal. Given the district's tenuous finances and...