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  • Debate heats up over proposed changes to L.A. 99-seat theater plan

    Debate heats up over proposed changes to L.A. 99-seat theater plan
    Seismic tremors have been rocking the Los Angeles theater community after a proposal was floated by the Actors’ Equity Assn. regarding the 99-Seat Plan. A bureaucratic process is underway that may severely limit and eventually end union members&...
  • Unions begin 3 days of voting on FairPoint contract

    Striking FairPoint workers gave their union negotiators a standing ovation Friday at the first briefings and ratification votes on a tentative agreement aimed at ending a four-month strike. Workers chanted "One day longer, one day stronger!" and...
  • FAA says American 'may have' violated maintenance rules

    Federal officials say that American Airlines "may have" violated maintenance rules and they are continuing to investigate a union group's allegations that mechanics were pressured to clear planes for flying before it was safe. The Federal Aviation...
  • Ports union is painting a target on its back

    To the editor: Though I am in favor of seeing working people protected, I believe the port worker union's power in this case is disproportionate and potentially devastating to the U.S. economy. ("Small but powerful union is at center of port dispute,"...
  • Port talks deadlocked over fate of arbitrator

    Port talks deadlocked over fate of arbitrator
    California political leaders voiced growing exasperation Thursday with a labor standoff that has clogged West Coast ports, as word spread that the main sticking point in negotiations has been the fate of a single, low-level official who rules on...
  • Lawmakers unions sound off on Wisconsin right-to-work vote

    Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald abruptly announced Friday the Senate will take up contentious right-to-work legislation in an extraordinary session next week. Assembly leaders say they'll take up the bill after the Senate passes it. Right-to-work...
  • Workers commit to round-the-clock work on stadium to keep Rams in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Labor unions have agreed to work around the clock five days a week without overtime if needed to build an NFL stadium on St. Louis' blighted north riverfront. Officials said the effort could save $45 million on a project that...
  • FairPoint Communications, unions reach deal to end strike

    Northern New England's primary landline provider, FairPoint Communications, and two unions representing more than 1,700 workers have reached a tentative agreement to end a four-month strike, officials announced Thursday. A joint statement from the...
  • Perez gives 2 sides in West Coast port talks Friday deadline

    The nation's top labor official ratcheted up pressure on the two sides haggling over a new contract for dockworkers at West Coast seaports, telling them if they don't reach an agreement by Friday, they'll have to leave California and negotiate in...
  • Workers at GM plant in Brazil go on strike

    An assembly line at one of three General Motors plants in Brazil has ground to a halt as workers strike to protest the planned layoffs of nearly 800 employees. The Metalworkers Union in Sao Jose dos Campos says that 5,200 workers went on strike Friday...
  • As port dispute drags on, labor secretary urges 'immediate agreement'

    As port dispute drags on, labor secretary urges 'immediate agreement'
    Contract talks between shipping companies and the dockworkers union are expected to continue Thursday, as the Obama administration seeks to avoid a costly shutdown of 29 West Coast ports.  On Wednesday, Labor Secretary Tom Perez met with representatives...