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  • The Week Ahead: Mind the ports

    Twenty thousand workers in 29 cities are responsible for lifting, moving and sorting millions of dollars worth of economic activity each day.Those 20,000 union dockworkers have been loading and unloading cargo at U.S. West Coast ports for more than a...
  • Raymond C. Ventrone: EPA emissions plan would impair coal-related jobs, economy

    Throughout Pennsylvania, union members count on coal for the good-paying, middle-class jobs that enable them to support themselves and their families. I should know. As the business manager for Boilermakers Local 154 in the western part of the state,...
  • L.A. County workers union endorses Sheila Kuehl in supervisor's race

    L.A. County workers union endorses Sheila Kuehl in supervisor's race
    The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, the region's largest union voice, gave its official "enthusiastic" endorsement of former state lawmaker Sheila Kuehl in her campaign for Los Angeles County supervisor. Rank-and-file members representing a...
  • Michele Roberts named NBPA exec. director

    The Sports Xchange Michele Roberts named NBPA exec. director Michele Roberts was elected executive director of the NBA Players Association nearly 18 months after Billy Hunter was ousted. NBA commissioner Adam Silver confirmed the move late Monday....
  • Glenview, police officers agree to new contract

    Glenview, police officers agree to new contract
    The Village of Glenview and its unionized police officers negotiated a new contract that decreases starting salaries for incoming police officers and encourages workers to limit sick leave. The new agreement took effect July 15 and will last through...
  • At a dangerous moment, make Putin choose

     At a dangerous moment, make Putin choose
    As we write, the world scrambles to solve the mystery of, and assign blame for, the shootdown of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17. Tempers run high. So does speculation about culprits and motives. On Friday, President Barack Obama said the U.S. believes...
  • 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...
  • Dist. 214 still finalizing teachers' contract details

    Dist. 214 still finalizing teachers' contract details
    Township High School District 214 is still finalizing part of its teachers' contract nearly two months after approving a five-year deal to beat a state pension reform deadline. The holdup is due to a clause on voluntary retirement, according to Erin...
  • Police union leaders, Garcetti trade charges over contract

    Police union leaders, Garcetti trade charges over contract
    With Los Angeles city and police union officials headed back to the negotiating table, the two sides spent Tuesday taking public jabs at each other over the failure so far to reach a contract agreement. Scores of rank-and-file cops and their leaders...
  • AFSCME to rally taxi drivers at afternoon event

    AFSCME to rally taxi drivers at afternoon event
    Union leaders are planning to push their effort to strengthen Chicago cabbies' bargaining position with the city by holding a march and rally today in the Loop. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees' afternoon event is timed...