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  • Garcia wins backing of key union group over Emanuel

    Garcia wins backing of key union group over Emanuel
    Chicago mayoral challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia won the endorsement of a major Illinois organized labor group Saturday, backing that’s likely to bring more campaign cash and ground troops. Service Employees International Union’s...
  • Screening of 'Norma Rae' to mark Women's History Month

    North Carolina Women United will mark International Women's Month and Women's History Month with a free screening about a Tar Heel union leader. The group will have a free screening of "Norma Rae" on Saturday at the offices of the state AFL-CIO in...
  • Md. Senate rivals to attend labor awards ceremony

    Two rivals for an open Senate seat in Maryland are taking some time to schmooze with union leaders. Democratic Reps. Chris Van Hollen and Donna Edwards are scheduled to attend an awards ceremony hosted by the Metropolitan Washington AFL-CIO on Saturday...
  • Saucon Valley softens deal, teachers propose new offer

    Saucon Valley softens deal, teachers propose new offer
    The Saucon Valley School District softened its contract offer to its teachers union, making concessions on major sticking points involving salaries and health care, but it wasn't enough to end the more than three-year dispute. Instead, the Saucon...
  • State senators question Exxon Mobil over Torrance refinery explosion

    State senators question Exxon Mobil over Torrance refinery explosion
    The auditorium at Torrance City Hall was nearly full Thursday night as several state senators heard testimony related to a Feb. 18 explosion at a nearby oil refinery. A local resident described her husband entering their house, three miles from Exxon...
  • Netanyahu sounds alarm as final Israeli polls give edge to Herzog

    JERUSALEM The last polls before Israel's election, released Friday, found Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party still lagging behind the Zionist Union alliance led by opposition leader Isaac Herzog, raising the prospect of an upset victory by...
  • Local BP workers hopeful end of strike is near

    Local BP workers hopeful end of strike is near
    WHITING--With a tentative settlement reached on the national level and talks under way locally, striking union workers at the BP Whiting Refinery Friday described themselves in three words -- happy, hopeful and anxious. "It's been about five weeks now....
  • Union pickets Taj Mahal casino over benefits elimination

    With billionaire investor Carl Icahn poised to take over their casino, hundreds of union members picketed outside the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort on Friday, protesting the elimination of health insurance and pensions. Icahn insists the cuts are vital...
  • Ripple effect seen as companies' starting wages rise

    Ripple effect seen as companies' starting wages rise
    When Disney World agreed last year to pay its workers at least $10 an hour starting in 2016, it fueled predictions that others in the hospitality industry would follow. Now, with other major employers adopting the $10-an-hour wage, a local union is...
  • Wheeler High sets commencement

    VALPARAISO -- Wheeler High School commencement is now officially set for 2 p.m. June 7. The Union Township School Board made the date official Wednesday. Superintendent John Hunter said that the district doesn't officially set the date until after...
  • Audit of DWP nonprofits' financial records to resume

    Audit of DWP nonprofits' financial records to resume
    An on-again, off-again audit of two controversial Los Angeles Department of Water and Power nonprofit trusts is set to resume, City Controller Ron Galperin announced Friday. At issue is how the two nonprofits, run jointly by DWP managers and leaders of...