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  • UC student workers' union urges divestment from Israel

    UC student workers' union urges divestment from Israel
    Members of the union that represents UC students who work as teaching assistants, tutors and readers have voted to urge the UC regents to divest itself of stock in Israeli institutions and international companies that backers say violate human rights...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • No progress in talks over Russian gas supplies to Ukraine

    No progress in talks over Russian gas supplies to Ukraine
    As temperatures have dropped below freezing in Ukraine and relations with Russia have come under new strains, energy officials from the two former Soviet republics met late into the night Wednesday in a last-ditch attempt to negotiate a resumption of...
  • 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...
  • U of C: No deal with nurses by Friday; union eyes strike vote

    U of C: No deal with nurses by Friday; union eyes strike vote
    University of Chicago Medicine on Wednesday evening said it will not reach a new labor agreement with its nurses by Friday, when its current contract expires. "This means that our nurses likely will be working without a contract after that date until...
  • Broward superintendent, teachers groups united on testing, evaluations

    Broward superintendent, teachers groups united on testing, evaluations
    Broward County schools hope to find solutions to address two major teacher complaints: evaluations and high school schedules. Superintendent Robert Runcie joined with Broward Teachers Union President to announce the formation of two new task forces....