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  • NY transit strike averted, tentative contract deal reached

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A threatened strike on New York's Long Island Rail Road was averted on Thursday when the transit authority and labor unions reached a tentative contract deal, bringing relief to thousands of riders who had been dreading a painful...
  • Teachers accuse Dist. 86 of stalling contract talks

    Teachers accuse Dist. 86 of stalling contract talks
    The teachers' union in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 is accusing the school board of dragging its heels in contract negotiations as the two remain far apart on salary increases. Mike Palmquist, a spokesman for the Hinsdale High School...
  • New York transit strike averted after contract deal is reached

    (Reuters) - A threatened strike on New York's Long Island Rail Road has been averted after a tentative contract agreement was reached on Thursday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said at a news conference. "It is my pleasure to announce today that we have...
  • Disney reaches tentative contract agreement with unions

    Disney reaches tentative contract agreement with unions
    Walt Disney World has reached a tentative agreement with its largest union group that includes a minimum hourly rate of $10 for full-time workers starting in 2016. Disney made the deal with the Services Trade Council, a coalition of six unions covering...
  • At a dangerous moment, make Putin choose

     At a dangerous moment, make Putin choose
    As we write, the world scrambles to solve the mystery of, and assign blame for, the shootdown of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17. Tempers run high. So does speculation about culprits and motives. On Friday, President Barack Obama said the U.S. believes...
  • Home Health Care Workers Getting Pay Hikes, But Non-Union Employee Fees On Hold

    HARTFORD - Pay increases for approximately 6,500 Connecticut home health care workers mandated under a new contract will start taking effect on Friday, but uncertainty over a recent federal court decision means union-related fees have been put on hold....
  • Impasse talks begin for Howard schools, teachers union

    Impasse talks begin for Howard schools, teachers union
    Howard school officials will begin mediation with the county teachers union Wednesday, the latest step in contentious contract negotiations that lasted throughout the school year. The Howard County Education Association declared an impasse last month...
  • Factbox: Names in the frame for top EU jobs

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders meet on Wednesday to discuss candidates for several top jobs in the 28-member union after the election of former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the executive European Commission....
  • Police union leaders, Garcetti trade charges over contract

    Police union leaders, Garcetti trade charges over contract
    With Los Angeles city and police union officials headed back to the negotiating table, the two sides spent Tuesday taking public jabs at each other over the failure so far to reach a contract agreement. Scores of rank-and-file cops and their leaders...
  • Unions shouldn't have to represent workers who don't pay their share

    Unions shouldn't have to represent workers who don't pay their share
    In Harris v. Quinn, the U.S. Supreme Court put unions in a bind when it ruled that unionized home-care workers cannot be required to pay for the representation that unions are required by law to provide to them. In cases across the country lawyers are now...
  • 5 seek to replace Rep. Nelson in Florida House

    5 seek to replace Rep. Nelson in Florida House
    Five Republicans, all first-time office-seekers, are vying to succeed Bryan Nelson in Florida House District 31. The five include the son of a former state legislator; the former president of the Lake County teachers union; an Apopka businesswoman; a...