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  • Darden says seafood free of slave labor

    Darden says seafood free of slave labor
    Darden Restaurants is confident seafood from supplier Thai Union did not involve forced labor, a company spokesman said last week. An Associated Press investigation published in March said a supplier of Thai Union imprisoned fisherman on boats...
  • Reps for West Coast dockworkers urge union to OK contract

    A tentative contract agreement that restored the flow of international trade through West Coast seaports earlier this year took a big step closer Friday to becoming official, as representatives of the dockworkers' union overwhelmingly recommended that...
  • Trade workers set to benefit from Gov. Jerry Brown's project list

    Trade workers set to benefit from Gov. Jerry Brown's project list
    At his recent groundbreaking for the state's high-speed train, Gov. Jerry Brown paused while extolling the project to laud the union workers who will build it. "You've got to put something in the ground," Brown said, riffing on what drives economic...
  • State Looking For National Role In Union-Backed Bill

    State Looking For National Role In Union-Backed Bill
    HARTFORD — Connecticut gained widespread attention in recent years as a national leader in Democratic circles by increasing the minimum wage and passing a first-in-the-nation statewide mandate for paid sick days for some service employees....
  • Former Confederate capital remembers its fiery fall

    From the White House of the Confederacy to a former slave-trading center, the fiery fall of Richmond was remembered at dozens of venues over four days. Museums, the state and city, the National Park Service and private groups teamed up to tell Richmond'...
  • A Stable Jobs Picture For Pratt & Whitney In Connecticut

    A Stable Jobs Picture For Pratt & Whitney In Connecticut
    Pratt & Whitney executives don't talk much about job totals in Connecticut as they describe the company's new engines, market strategies and technologies. In the long run, it's a sensitive topic, as employment in the home state has slipped slowly —...
  • Union caucus recommends dockworkers approve tentative contract

    Union caucus recommends dockworkers approve tentative contract
    A dockworkers caucus recommended that union members approve a tentative labor agreement with shipping companies that ended months of labor strife at West Coast ports. Seventy-eight percent of caucus delegates voted Friday for approval of the five-year...
  • Federal agents raid offices of cement workers union

    Federal agents have raided the offices of a Southern California cement workers union and its employee benefit trusts as part of a long-running criminal investigation of the labor organization’s leader, according to people familiar with the probe....
  • APNewsBreak: Judge says hospital workers can refuse overtime

    A federal judge ruled Friday that Women and Infants Hospital cannot prevent workers from refusing overtime after the union representing 1,700 of them requested they protest layoffs by turning down extra shifts. Chief Judge William E. Smith said in a...
  • Broadway takes aim at contested Indiana law with a petition

    Indiana's religious objections law angered many on Broadway, and some were calling on union members to avoid working in that state before the law was revised Thursday. A Care2 petition started by playwright and actor Eric Ulloa urged the Actors' Equity...
  • GOP lawmakers eye "right to work" zones in Delaware

    Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill that would create "right-to-work" zones in Delaware in an effort to spur economic development. Under the legislation introduced Thursday, a person would not be required to be a member of a labor union or to pay...