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  • Home Health Care Workers Getting Pay Hikes, But Non-Union Employee Fees On Hold

    HARTFORD - Pay increases for approximately 6,500 Connecticut home health care workers mandated under a new contract will start taking effect on Friday, but uncertainty over a recent federal court decision means union-related fees have been put on hold....
  • Teachers accuse Dist. 86 of stalling contract talks

    Teachers accuse Dist. 86 of stalling contract talks
    The teachers' union in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 is accusing the school board of dragging its heels in contract negotiations as the two remain far apart on salary increases. Mike Palmquist, a spokesman for the Hinsdale High School...
  • Postal union workers to protest at Staples in Loop

    Postal union workers to protest at Staples in Loop
    A long-simmering feud between the U.S. Postal Service and organized labor will hit the streets of downtown Chicago today as the American Postal Workers Union protests what it calls the outsourcing of its jobs to private industry. The object of the...
  • Los Angeles police officers vote to reject proposed contract extension

    Los Angeles police officers vote to reject proposed contract extension
    Signaling frustration over issues surrounding pay and discipline, Los Angeles police officers rejected a proposed one-year contract extension reached with Mayor Eric Garcetti and city negotiators. Officials with the Police Protective League, the union...
  • L.A. police officers vote to reject one-year contract extension

    L.A. police officers vote to reject one-year contract extension
    Voicing their frustration over issues surrounding pay and discipline, Los Angeles police officers have rejected a proposed one-year contract extension that avoided raises for most workers. Officials with the Police Protective League, the union that...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • SAG-AFTRA board approves 3-year contract with film and TV producers

    SAG-AFTRA board approves 3-year contract with film and TV producers
    SAG-AFTRA's national board has overwhelmingly approved a new film and TV contract for actors and other performers. Ninety percent of the board's members voted Saturday night in favor of the tentative agreement, reached July 4, between Hollywood's...
  • Unions shouldn't have to represent workers who don't pay their share

    Unions shouldn't have to represent workers who don't pay their share
    In Harris v. Quinn, the U.S. Supreme Court put unions in a bind when it ruled that unionized home-care workers cannot be required to pay for the representation that unions are required by law to provide to them. In cases across the country lawyers are now...
  • A win-win for Hopkins [Editorial]

    A win-win for Hopkins  [Editorial]
    The tentative contract reached early Tuesday between Johns Hopkins Hospital and the labor union representing about 2,000 of its service workers represents a victory not only for the hospital and members of 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East but...
  • DWP union boss' veiled threat to L.A. ratepayers

    DWP union boss' veiled threat to L.A. ratepayers
    Kudos to L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Controller Ron Galperin and City Atty. Mike Feuer for trying to bring accountability and transparency to the Department of Water and Power. However, the veiled threat issued by Brian D'Arcy, the business manager for...