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  • Supreme Court on unions: Could have been worse, but still not good

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia could have ridden to the rescue of public employee unions in Harris vs. Quinn, the important labor rights case the Court decided Monday, as some scholars thought he might. But he didn't.   In a 1991 case, Scalia...
  • Supreme Court expected to rule today on forced union dues for government workers

    Supreme Court expected to rule today on forced union dues for government workers
    The Supreme Court is expected to decide Monday whether government workers can be forced to pay dues to a union. Experts say the decision could cripple the ability of public sector unions to function. Unions are obligated to bargain over benefits and...
  • Republican lawmakers push 'paycheck protection' in Pennsylvania

    With the U.S. Supreme Court expected Monday to hand down a ruling in a major case involving public sector labor organizing, Pennsylvania lawmakers are engaged in their own politically charged debate over government unions. Republican supporters of so-...
  • Ukraine signs trade agreement with EU, cease fire extended 72 hours

    Ukraine signs trade agreement with EU, cease fire extended 72 hours
    The European Union signed an historic free-trade pact with Ukraine on Friday and warned it could impose more sanctions on Moscow unless pro-Russian rebels act to wind down the crisis in the east of the country by Monday. Shortly after returning to...
  • Hopkins Hospital strike averted after O'Malley intervenes

    Hopkins Hospital strike averted after O'Malley intervenes
    A four-day strike by service workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital that had been scheduled to start Friday was averted after Gov. Martin O'Malley asked both sides to take a one-week cooling-off period. The 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East labor...
  • North Riverside draws scrutiny at state hearing over pensions

    North Riverside draws scrutiny at state hearing over pensions
    North Riverside's recent efforts to cure its pension-driven financial ills have little bearing on the question of whether the village violated state statutes by underfunding its police and fire pensions, a state Department of Insurance attorney said in...
  • 15 million reasons for Hopkins fight [Commentary]

    Editor's note: This op-ed has been updated from an earlier version to reflect developments.  On Friday, I and 2,000 of my co-workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital were scheduled to go on strike for the second time in two months. It's not a step we wanted to...
  • Frontier, AT&T Union Reach Deal, Ending Feud As Hearings Start

    Less than two months ago, the situation was dire between Frontier Communications and the Connecticut union representing 2,200 AT&T workers who would join Frontier after a proposed merger. On May 2, negotiators for the Communications Workers of America,...
  • Service employees' union endorses medical marijuana Amendment 2

    Service employees' union endorses medical marijuana Amendment 2
    The group pushing medical marijuana in Florida has gotten its first major endorsement, from a public employees union who's members include 30,000 nurses and other health care workers. Service Employees International Union of Florida - which represents...
  • Hopkins workers set to strike Friday after impasse on negotiations

    Hopkins workers set to strike Friday after impasse on negotiations
    Service workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital plan to begin a four-day strike at the hospital Friday after contract negotiations with the East Baltimore medical institution broke down. The 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East labor union, which...
  • Supervisors move toward open negotiation law

    The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance that officials say will make often-contentious and opaque labor contract bargaining processes more transparent. The Civic Openness in Negotiations ordinance —...