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  • Emanuel allies release results of anti-Lewis push poll

    Emanuel allies release results of anti-Lewis push poll
    Democrats For Education Reform, a pro-charter schools organization aligned with Mayor Rahm Emanuel has released the results of a poll that asked this  question: The current teacher's contract with Chicago Public Schools expires after the school year,...
  • Company Could Have Afforded Wage Hike

    The article “Tom Foley Gets Heat Over Strike” [Sept. 19, Page 1] asserts that “striking workers were demanding a 50-cent increase in hourly wages,” and that “the union had narrowly authorized the strike by a vote of 152 to...
  • EU's Barnier defends bank rescue fund plans

    LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union must shift more of the cost of a new rescue fund for banks onto the region's biggest lenders, lawmakers told the bloc's financial services chief on Monday. EU leaders have decided to complete a banking union by...
  • Cash payments to firefighters spark inquiry, policy change

    Cash payments to firefighters spark inquiry, policy change
    Picture this: an Orlando Fire Department commander walking around a music festival with a backpack stuffed with nearly $45,000, doling out cash-filled envelopes to city firefighters. It's not a back-alley bribery scandal. But until recently, it was...
  • German union calls strikes again at Amazon warehouses

    German union calls strikes again at Amazon warehouses
    Workers at German warehouses of online retailer Amazon.com took strike action again on Monday as labor union Verdi pressed its demands in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions. Verdi said in a statement it had called out workers to strike at...
  • Employers and their workings are in the dark about health-care prices

    Health-care providers and insurance companies do not have to reveal their negotiated prices, frustrating everyone trying to control medical costs. At a hearing to discuss the rising costs of health-care benefits for employees of Miami-Dade County in...
  • American, US Airways flight attendants reach tentative contract deal

    American, US Airways flight attendants reach tentative contract deal
    American Airlines reached a major milestone Friday in its merger with US Airways, as the flight attendants' union said it has reached a tentative agreement on a new, combined contract for 24,500 workers. Details of the new contract weren't immediately...
  • Cablevision Sues Union, Fired Employee for Defamation

    Cablevision filed a defamation suit against Communications Workers of America, a union official and a fired employee, claiming that they have falsely accused the company of racist treatment. Jerome Thompson, a Cablevision technician, was fired on Aug....
  • Former Union President Confronts Foley About T.B. Wood's

    Former Union President Confronts Foley About T.B. Wood's
    The day after union officials called attention to a 1990 strike at a Pennsylvania plant owned by Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley, a retired union leader confronted Foley on the campaign trail about the labor dispute.  Charlie Moyles, 89,...
  • Union chief says bus drivers weren't racing before crash

    PITTSBURGH The president of the union representing Port Authority bus operators on Wednesday disputed the agency's claim that recklessness caused a crash Monday on the Parkway North in Pittsburgh. Stephen Palonis, president of Local 85 of the Amalgamated...
  • Hinsdale high school district stops investigating teachers who 'liked' Facebook post

    Hinsdale high school district stops investigating teachers who 'liked' Facebook post
    The investigation into 17 suburban teachers who liked a Facebook post featuring a photo of an ax lodged in a car windshield has been canceled, a school official said Tuesday. Hinsdale Township High School District 86 administrators canceled the probe...