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  • Union head says Matteson police morale low

    Union head says Matteson police morale low
    Union head says Matteson police morale low One police officer has quit the Matteson force to join Chicago Heights' department amid possible layoffs of police and firefighters to help close a multimillion-dollar budget deficit, and he won't be the last...
  • Letters to the editor

    Will merging local governments save money? Illinois is known for its many units of government, but it remains to be seen if government consolidation will save money or reduce total head count. The smaller units of government tend to pay less than...
  • Backlog of cargo ships at L.A., Long Beach ports grows amid labor dispute

    Backlog of cargo ships at L.A., Long Beach ports grows amid labor dispute
    More cargo ships piled up at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports Monday as Labor Secretary Thomas Perez prepared to meet with shipping companies and the dockworkers union to revive stalled contract talks. The labor dispute all but closed the San...
  • How do district, union offers in Saucon Valley stack up to other teacher contracts in Valley?

    How do district, union offers in Saucon Valley stack up to other teacher contracts in Valley?
    The Saucon Valley School District will offer a new contract proposal to its teachers union this week in an attempt to end a contentious three-year impasse. While the two sides were locking horns, a throng of Lehigh Valley school districts forged new...
  • Despite enormous growth over 20 years, MLS is far from being mature

    Despite enormous growth over 20 years, MLS is far from being mature
    For four days last week, officials from Major League Soccer and its players' union stood on the edge of an abyss, grasped hands and prepared to jump. They had come together to negotiate a labor deal. Yet as talk of a strike intensified, it appeared they...
  • Rail union official follows in great-grandfather's footsteps

    The great-grandfather of Marcellus Edwards III helped lead a protest of black railroad workers against white union bosses in a bid to be represented by the same union. That effort in 1944 led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling in support of the black...
  • LAPD officers win tentative contract with 8.2% raise

    LAPD officers win tentative contract with 8.2% raise
    Los Angeles' police officers on Friday secured a tentative contract agreement that would raise their pay by 8.2% over the next four years, the most generous package of concessions Mayor Eric Garcetti's administration has offered an employee union. If...
  • Baltimore longshore union purging rolls as contract dispute continues

    Baltimore longshore union purging rolls as contract dispute continues
    The trustee charged with restoring order to Baltimore's largest dockworkers union has sent letters informing an unknown number of people recently admitted to the local that their memberships are not valid. The International Longshoremen's Association...
  • Thousands attend union rally at W.Va. Capitol

    The West Virginia AFL-CIO estimates that about 7,000 people attended a rally protesting actions and proposals by the state's Republican Legislature. The "Mountaineer Workers Rising Rally" at the state Capitol Saturday was organized to protest...
  • Oak Lawn must appeal decision on firefighter back pay

    On Feb, 27, the Daily Southtown ran a story regarding Oak Lawn firefighters and a state board ruling that ordered back pay of $3.2 million with a 7 percent interest rate compounded. Respectfully, immediate clarification is needed for all your readers, not...
  • Strategy shift for Wisconsin unions after right-to-work vote

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely presidential candidate who built his reputation on limiting the power of public-sector unions four years ago, plans to quickly sign a right-to-work bill after the Assembly passed it Friday at the end of an all-night...