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  • Baja labor leaders learned tactics from their efforts in U.S.

    Baja labor leaders learned tactics from their efforts in U.S.
    Before Fidel Sanchez led protest marches this month against growers in Baja California, he fought for higher wages from tomato farmers in Florida. Justino Herrera, who dons an Army fatigue jacket during labor talks, once led a work stoppage against an...
  • Some Indiana teacher unions see declines in membership

    Teacher union membership has been on the decline in some Indiana school districts over the past four years since the General Assembly passed a law limiting the scope of collective bargaining agreements to wages and wage-related benefits, officials say....
  • Workers, politicians rally as BP strike continues

    Workers, politicians rally as BP strike continues
    Hundreds of union workers, family members and political leaders rallied in downtown Whiting Friday on behalf of the 1,100 United Steelworkers on strike at BP Whiting Refinery, pledging their support and vowing to fight together. The BP union members...
  • APNewsBreak: Judge says hospital workers can refuse overtime

    A federal judge ruled Friday that Women and Infants Hospital cannot prevent workers from refusing overtime after the union representing 1,700 of them requested they protest layoffs by turning down extra shifts. Chief Judge William E. Smith said in a...
  • Federal Agency: HealthBridge Must Rehire Fired Union Steward

    The National Labor Relations Board in Washington has affirmed the decision of an administrative law judge in Connecticut 16 months ago that HealthBridge Management broke the law when it fired a union steward at one of its nursing homes. The board...
  • Speak Out

    Bruce Rauner feels that it is unfair for non-union workers to have money deducted from their checks to help pay for their union-negotiated contract. I almost fell off my chair laughing when I read in the Southtown that the governor has ordered the "fair...
  • Union-friendly politicians

    Election year after election year, Illinois’ union members were told to vote for union-friendly politicians. These same politicians are responsible for underfunding the unions’ pension funds and spending the union members’...
  • East Stroudsburg to retain two music professors

    East Stroudsburg University has reached a settlement with its faculty union over plans to close its music department. The university announced Thursday that it will retain two music faculty members who were to be retrenched at the end of this semester....
  • Baltimore longshoremen approve contract

    Members of Baltimore's largest dockworkers union have agreed to a new contract. The Baltimore Sun reports (http://bsun.md/1Guhc6z ) that International Longshoremen's Association Local 333 members voted Wednesday to approve the contract, ending a nearly...
  • UAW union head says no to new level of low wages for workers

    The leader of the United Auto Workers union has rejected a new level of lower wages for members who make auto parts ahead of contract talks with automakers that start in the summer. There have been reports that General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. may...
  • Longshoremen approve local contract, ending 18-month labor standoff at Baltimore port

    Longshoremen approve local contract, ending 18-month labor standoff at Baltimore port
    Members of Baltimore's largest dockworkers union agreed Wednesday to a new local labor contract, ending a nearly 18-month standoff that both sides said threatened the long-term viability of the port. Members of the International Longshoremen's...