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  • Contracts, grand jury report, racial taunts among top education stories

    In January, it looked like the end was near. After a two-year contract impasse, the Saucon Valley School District and education association both announced a tentative agreement had been reached for a new contract for the 180 teachers in the district....
  • New L.A. police union president guided by bitter lessons in the past

    New L.A. police union president guided by bitter lessons in the past
    Craig Lally, the incoming president of the union that represents Los Angeles police officers, has a newspaper article from 1992 framed on his office wall. Far from a puff piece, the article named Lally as one of the Christopher Commission's infamous...
  • Lithuania welcomes euro but wave of emigration a painful side-effect of closer ties with West

    When Antanas Zubavicius turns the light on in his run-down house, it's the only light for miles. He is the last man in Dumbliuneliai, a once busy farmers' village in Lithuania that has gradually been abandoned as its residents emigrated in search of...
  • Sheriff deputies sue over Easton commuter tax hike

    Sheriff deputies sue over Easton commuter tax hike
    A Northampton County employees union and County Executive John Brown agree on at least one thing: They both think that Easton's commuter tax stinks. In a lawsuit that mirrors one already filed by Brown's administration, the Northampton County Deputy...
  • Funeral for slain NYPD officer may signal state of mayor-police ties

    Funeral for slain NYPD officer may signal state of mayor-police ties
    For the second time in a week, police will gather this weekend to mourn one of their own, Officer Wenjian Liu, whose wake and funeral could show how much, if any, progress has been made toward mending relations between Mayor Bill de Blasio and police...
  • Foes and fans of L.A. economic-justice group agree it gets things done

     Foes and fans of L.A. economic-justice group agree it gets things done
    Under the glitzy chandeliers of the Beverly Hills Hilton, hundreds of civic leaders and union members sipped wine, mugged for photos with television stars and chanted "Sí, se puede!" with a beaming row of hotel workers. It was another triumphant night...
  • Police chief's anti-racism sign lauded, criticized

    PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh's new police chief is being praised by the mayor but criticized by a police union president for being photographed on New Year's Eve holding a sign that says: "I resolve to challenge racism (at) work." The sign also has a...
  • Jet fuel tax revenue in Illinois at risk, group says

     Jet fuel tax revenue in Illinois at risk, group says
    Illinois and the city of Chicago must make sure $21.5 million in jet-fuel sales tax revenue goes toward airports and aviation programs, according to a new study funded by a national labor union. Currently, such money in Illinois and other states...
  • Utilities workers in Franklin Park get first union contract

    Workers in the Utilities Department of Franklin Park have their first union contract. On Dec. 1, the Franklin Park Village Board approved a three-year, eight-month contract with an 18-member bargaining unit under the auspices of the International...
  • News briefs from the Dec. 15 Niles Township School District 219 board meeting

    News from the Niles Township High School District 219 Board of Education, Niles North and Niles West High Schools. School board and union agree to contract extension The district 219 school board and the Niles Township Federation of Teachers and Support...
  • Amazon workers in Germany strike as Christmas nears

    Amazon workers in Germany strike as Christmas nears
    Some staff at Amazon warehouses in Germany started a new three-day strike on Monday to press their demands for better pay and conditions as the online retailer races to ensure Christmas orders are delivered on time. Labor union Verdi said that it...