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  • Teachers target Ed. Sec. Duncan at national convention in L.A.

    Teachers target Ed. Sec. Duncan at national convention in L.A.
    A national teachers convention on Sunday called for President Obama to put U.S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on an “improvement plan” as a prelude to replacing him. The action was taken Sunday by the American Federation of Teachers,...
  • Hundreds of Memphis police officers call in sick in apparent protest

    Hundreds of Memphis police officers call in sick in apparent protest
    Hundreds of Memphis police officers have been calling in sick in a possible protest of pension cuts and changes to the city's healthcare policies, city officials told the Los Angeles Times. The number of officers who have called in sick since June 30...
  • Police, fire unions oppose mayor's new pension plan

    Police, fire unions oppose mayor's new pension plan
    Baltimore's police and fire unions are fighting a new proposal from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to privatize part of the pensions of new employees — a move union officials argue will make it harder to recruit and retain the best young officers....
  • Ex-union boss at Port Everglades goes on trial in theft, conspiracy case

    The former president of the labor union local representing maritime workers at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale went on trial in federal court Tuesday, accused in a 17-count indictment of using false documents to steal thousands of dollars in union...
  • 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...
  • Port employers take longshoremen to court seeking strike damages

    Port employers take longshoremen to court seeking strike damages
    Employers at the port of Baltimore have asked a federal judge to force a local longshoremen's union to pay them more than $3.8 million in damages from a three-day strike last year. The lawsuit is the latest escalation in a long-standing labor contract...
  • 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. teachers union leader Caputo-Pearl links activism to strike

    L.A. teachers union leader Caputo-Pearl links activism to strike
    The new leader of the Los Angeles teachers union signaled a more militant stance toward the school district, including the possibility of a strike, at a national teachers union convention held downtown this weekend. Alex Caputo-Pearl, who took office...