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  • Powerful L.A. labor boss Maria Elena Durazo leaving county union group

    Powerful L.A. labor boss Maria Elena Durazo leaving county union group
    Maria Elena Durazo, a major force in political and worker issues as head the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, is leaving that post for a national union position in which she will focus on national immigration reform. Durazo is shifting from the...
  • The legacy of County Fed leader Maria Elena Durazo

    The legacy of County Fed leader Maria Elena Durazo
    Like her or loathe her, there can be little doubt that Maria Elena Durazo has become one of the most powerful figures in Los Angeles politics and that she has lifted the plight of low-wage workers into the public consciousness. Durazo announced...
  • More contract fighting in Saucon Valley but no deal

    More contract fighting in Saucon Valley but no deal
    There was finger-pointing, yelling, accusations — even a fight about a Power Point presentation. And at the end of Tuesday night's Saucon Valley School Board meeting, both sides left clearly upset and nowhere close to ending the three-year contract...
  • U. of I. nurses OK labor contract

    University of Illinois Hospital nurses overwhelmingly ratified a three-year labor contract, the union announced on Wednesday. Under the new contract, which covers more than 1,000 nurses represented by the Illinois Nurses Association, nurses will...
  • Plainfield teachers take case to school board after rejecting contract

    Plainfield teachers take case to school board after rejecting contract
    Less than a week after rejecting a proposed contract, Plainfield teachers Monday packed a school board meeting and asked district officials for better pay and to address workload concerns. On Oct. 22, 60 percent of the teachers union membership voted...
  • Commentary: Measure O would concentrate power, be risky for the city

    Re: Devin Lucas' commentary, "A vote for Measure O is a vote against union control," (Oct. 21): I am not affiliated with any union or employee association, but I still oppose the flawed and risky charter measure, known as Measure O. I oppose Measure...
  • Emanuel's new challenger faces fundraising, support challenges

    Emanuel's new challenger faces fundraising, support challenges
    The latest entrant into the Chicago mayor's race said Tuesday that he hopes to knock off Rahm Emanuel by inheriting the momentum Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis had started to build before a sudden illness prevented her from running....
  • VNA in Southeast Connecticut Ratifies First Union Contract

    About 130 home health care aides and registered nurses employed by the Visiting Nurses Association of Southeastern Connecticut have ratified their first union contract this month, with substantial raises for the aides. Matt O'Connor, spokesman for the...
  • Unions remain a crucial backer of Gov. Jerry Brown's campaign

    The proposal to restrict school districts' financial reserves seemed to come out of nowhere, slipped into the state budget just days before the spending plan would come up for a vote. At a legislative hearing, Democrats were confused and Republicans...
  • IBEW's take on Palmdale rail car plant

    To the editor: L.A. Metro's contract with Kinkisharyo International is clear: It requires Kinkisharyo to create at least 194 good-quality, full-time jobs in L.A County. The rail car manufacturer must also comply with state environmental laws, just like...
  • Malloy Hoping Labor Can Get Out The Vote In Nov. 4 Election

    Malloy Hoping Labor Can Get Out The Vote In Nov. 4 Election
    FARMINGTON — Four years ago, labor activists launched an aggressive ground game that helped elect — by a 6,400-vote margin – Connecticut's first Democratic governor in three decades. Now, a week out from the Nov. 4 election, Gov....