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  • City appeals Labor Board's ruling on union health care violation

    City appeals Labor Board's ruling on union health care violation
    Park Ridge officials said they will appeal a state board's ruling that says city officials violated the law by illegally changing the health care coverage plans of its public works employees without permission from the workers' union. City Manager Shawn...
  • Speak Out: Unions have lost their purpose

    Speak Out: Unions have lost their purpose
    Unions had a purpose back in the 1920s, but the only thing they do now is increase the prices that we pay for goods and services to the benefit of a small percentage of Illinois workers. When unions push for more money for their members, guess who ends up...
  • L.A. Unified teachers ratify three-year contract

    L.A. Unified teachers ratify three-year contract
    An overwhelming majority of teachers union members voted to ratify a three-year contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District, the union announced Friday. More than 97% of 25,407 educators who cast ballots favored the pact, which  includes a 10%...
  • Saucon Valley teachers, board near to arbitration

    Saucon Valley teachers, board near to arbitration
    If the Saucon Valley School Board doesn't agree to the latest contract proposal submitted by the teachers union , the two sides will enter nonbinding arbitration, said the district's labor attorney Jeffrey Sultanik. While Thursday night's six-hour...
  • Food workers nervous about United Airlines catering switch at O'Hare

    Food workers nervous about United Airlines catering switch at O'Hare
    United Airlines is changing catering companies at O'Hare International Airport, swapping from longtime vendor Gate Gourmet to LSG Sky Chefs early next year, a move that has some 700 food workers in Chicago nervous about job security and pay. "They're...
  • Convention center sues carpenters, cites damage at auto show

    Philadelphia convention center officials have sued a carpenters union over alleged antics they say caused $1 million in damages at the Philadelphia Auto Show. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/1RkJepO) the racketeering lawsuit accuses...
  • Cuomo calls for panel to address fast-food industry wages

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that the current wage paid to fast-food industry workers is "a fundamental violation of the promise of America" and told the state labor commissioner to put together a panel to issue a recommendation in a few months about...
  • Hollywood approves $5.4 million fire contract

    Hollywood approves $5.4 million fire contract
    The city's 206 firefighters are in line for raises over the next three years under a $5.4 million contract approved by city commissioners this week. "It's a great day for Hollywood," Commissioner Patty Asseff said after the contact won unanimous...
  • Providence mayor, teachers announce tentative contract deal

    Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and the city teachers' union have announced a tentative agreement on a new contract that includes pay raises of 1 percent, 1.75 percent and 1.5 percent in each of the deal's three years. Elorza, Superintendent of Schools...
  • Nurses ratify contract with University of Chicago

    Nurses ratify contract with University of Chicago
    University of Chicago Medical Center nurses have ratified a four-year labor contract that raises wages by up to 3 percent annually, increases health care costs for nurses and ends rotating shifts, according to the union and the hospital. The agreement,...
  • UAW unveils works council proposal for Volkswagen plant

    The United Auto Workers on Thursday unveiled a proposal for creating a German-style works council at Volkswagen plant in Tennessee that is predicated on the automaker recognizing the union as its exclusive bargaining partner. "It's a chicken-and-the-...