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  • Hopkins, union agree to tentative deal on wage increases

    Hopkins, union agree to tentative deal on wage increases
    After months of negotiations, one strike and the threat of another, and intervention from the governor, Johns Hopkins Hospital and 2,000 service workers reached a tentative labor agreement early Tuesday that some said could become an "important benchmark"...
  • German steel workers agree pay rise: union

    GELSENKIRCHEN Germany (Reuters) - German trade union IG Metall has reached an agreement with steel companies to raise the pay of 75,000 workers in northwestern Germany by 4 percent in two steps, ending a dispute that had prompted strikes last week. Under...
  • After Supreme Court ruling, fewer state workers to organize

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling in a case brought by home health care aides in Illinois casts doubt on labor agreements between such workers and state governments in nine other states. It also closes off or at least complicates one of...
  • Privatizing to solve pension mess

    Privatizing to solve pension mess
    In 1979, the original Sony Walkman was the newest way to listen to music. Switchboard operators still connected telephone calls. That's also when the Illinois village of North Riverside signed its first contract with the firefighters' union. A lot has...
  • South Africa's NUMSA to take latest offer to striking members

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's striking NUMSA union said on Tuesday it would take the latest offer from the main employers' group to its members on Wednesday, possibly ending a week-old stoppage that has hit car manufacturers. A spokesman for...
  • L.A. city unions seek $15 minimum wage for workers and contractors

    L.A. city unions seek $15 minimum wage for workers and contractors
    A coalition of city labor unions says it wants Los Angeles to increase the minimum wage for city workers and those employed by city contractors to at least $15 an hour. Currently, Los Angeles has a living wage ordinance that requires that city...
  • South Africa's Implats says Marula mine strike to end, tensions high

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Impala Platinum said on Monday wildcat strikers at its Marula mine had indicated they would return to work on Tuesday and press their demands through "formal channels". But tensions remain high and the National...
  • Unions answer to the Democratic Party, not their members [Letter]

    Unions answer to the Democratic Party, not their members [Letter]
    Public unions are at risk because union management is really answering to the Democratic Party and not its own members ("Public unions at risk," June 30). Charging outrageous fees to members to pay union leaders high salaries and donating many dollars...
  • L.A. officials reach 1-year contract deal with police officers' union

    Los Angeles city officials have reached a tentative one-year salary agreement with the police officers' union that dramatically expands cash payments for overtime while avoiding raises for most workers, according to a source familiar with the proposed...
  • Major teachers union backs Quinn over Rauner

    Major teachers union backs Quinn over Rauner
    The Illinois Education Association, one of the state’s two major teacher’s unions, voted today to endorse Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn for re-election over Republican challenger Bruce Rauner. The decision by the IEA, which represents teachers...
  • Malloy Wins Endorsement From Labor Union

    One of the state's largest labor unions on Wednesday announced its endorsement for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in November's election. Health care workers, child care workers, state employees, and security guards who are among the 65,000 members of the Service...