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  • New Britain Firefighters Contract Raises Pay, Cuts Benefits

    NEW BRITAIN — A new contract between the city and its unionized firefighters weakens their traditional health insurance coverage but gives them raises totaling more than 11 percent between now and mid-2018. Mayor Erin Stewart, who had threatened to...
  • Federal prisons embrace pepper spray as antidote to violence

    Federal prisons embrace pepper spray as antidote to violence
    PHILADELPHIA — The vast majority of federal correctional officers are being equipped with pepper spray, a tool their colleagues in a pilot program say has been a game-changer in prisons where inmates have long tilted the balance of order with...
  • Refinery workers, Shell reach tentative agreement

    The United Steelworkers union has reached an agreement with Shell that could soon lead to the end of a six-week strike that has affected 12 U.S. refineries. The union and Royal Dutch Shell have been negotiating a contract that would serve as a...
  • German public workers on strike again in wage dispute

    German public service workers are on strike again as their union seeks to increase pressure on the government ahead of a new round of wage negotiations next week. Following one-day strikes in six German states Wednesday, the ver.di union said teachers,...
  • Wisconsin scraps forced union dues

    The following editorial appeared in The Orange County Register on Wednesday, March 11: Wisconsin this week became the 25th state to adopt "right-to-work" legislation when Gov. Scott Walker, a presumptive candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential...
  • Middletown School Board Hears Union's Complaints

    MIDDLETOWN — The union representing school custodians and cafeteria staff said strained relations with facilities manager Sodexo have not improved in the 18 months since the board of education hired the company. Sodexo Vice President Mike Grey told...
  • Turns out MLS never finalized 2010-14 labor deal

    Turns out Major League Soccer never had a finalized labor contract for the last five years, a situation players and management hope to rectify following their agreement in principle last week on a new deal through 2019. The new labor agreement...
  • W.Va. Legislature requests additional study on right-to-work

    State Republican legislative leaders are asking for additional study into the economic impact of a potential right-to-work law in West Virginia. A news release Wednesday says Senate President Bill Cole and House Speaker Tim Armstead requested the...
  • Nurses join service employees' union at Canonsburg Hospital

    Nurses at a southwestern Pennsylvania hospital have voted to join the Service Employees International Union. The (Washington) Observer-Reporter (http://bit.ly/1C6zkDE ) says the 75 to 21 vote means nurses at Canonsburg Hospital will soon begin bargaining...
  • It's not just right-to-work: Bills targeting unions multiply

    It's not just Gov. Scott Walker. Republican lawmakers in statehouses nationwide are working to weaken organized labor, sometimes with efforts that directly shrink union membership. Walker's signing of right-to-work legislation in Wisconsin on Monday puts...
  • Connecticut lawmakers, tribes voice support for new casinos

    A coalition of Connecticut legislators, the state's two federally recognized Indian tribes and union leaders joined forces Tuesday to announce they're backing a bill that would allow up to three new, smaller casinos to help combat gambling competition...