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  • Pennsylvania governor asks Obama to help end crippling transit strike

    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett sought emergency action from President Obama to put an end to a workers' strike that shut down regional rail service around Philadelphia. More than 400 engineers and electrical workers at the Southeastern Pennsylvania...
  • Order by Obama brings end to Pennsylvania transit strike

    President Obama halted a strike by transit workers in Pennsylvania on Saturday by ordering an emergency mediation process hours after commuters in the Philadelphia region spent the day scrambling for alternatives to one of the nation's busiest rail...
  • Fitch, S&P downgrade South Africa's bond rating and outlook

    Fitch, S&P downgrade South Africa's bond rating and outlook
    Two global agencies downgraded South Africa’s bond rating and outlook on Friday as the country's economy suffers through a crippling 5-month-old strike by platinum miners. Fitch ratings agency downgraded the country’s outlook from stable...
  • SEIU vows to boost criticism of hospitals resisting partnership

    SEIU vows to boost criticism of hospitals resisting partnership
    Shortly after reaching a truce with much of the hospital industry last month, California's largest healthcare union vowed to step up its criticism of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and two hospital chains that balked at the agreement. On an internal...
  • Metra engineers OK new contract

    Members of the locomotive engineers union at Metra have approved a new contract that gives them a cumulative wage increase totaling 21.2 percent over seven years, union officials said Wednesday. The agreement, which runs through 2019, provides for...
  • Orland fire district's pay still high

    Orland fire district's pay still high
    Three years ago, the president of a large southwest suburban fire district made waves by publicly flogging two dozen of his own firefighters for each costing taxpayers more than $200,000 annually in pay and benefits. But a Tribune investigation has...
  • North Riverside draws scrutiny at state hearing over pensions

    North Riverside draws scrutiny at state hearing over pensions
    North Riverside's recent efforts to cure its pension-driven financial ills have little bearing on the question of whether the village violated state statutes by underfunding its police and fire pensions, a state Department of Insurance attorney said in...
  • Residents, union workers protest sale of public housing

    Residents, union workers protest sale of public housing
    Sixty city public housing residents and union workers staged a protest Wednesday against a plan to sell the housing to private developers. Protesters fear the Housing Authority of Baltimore City's plan would lead to lost jobs, displaced residents and...
  • LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Backs Efforts to Stop Outsourcing Film Scoring Jobs

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced support for the American Federation of Musicians' Listen Up! Campaign, designed to stop producers from sending scoring jobs to musicians outside the U.S. "I'm fighting for good paying middle-class jobs across...
  • Public unions at risk [Editorial]

    Public unions at risk  [Editorial]
    The Supreme Court didn't kill a key underpinning of public sector unionism Monday, but it surely put it on life support. The court's ruling in the Illinois case Harris v. Quinn, which related to the mandatory collection of so-called "fair share" fees from...
  • UC, teaching assistants agree on contract, avert strike during exams

    The University of California system has reached a tentative agreement on a new contract covering 13,000 teaching assistants, readers and tutors, lifting the threat of a 10-day strike during the coming final exam period at most UC campuses. Leaders of...