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  • Obama sends Labor secretary to California to jump-start port talks

    Obama sends Labor secretary to California to jump-start port talks
    President Obama is sending Labor Secretary Tom Perez to California to meet with ship owners and longshoremen involved in the ongoing labor dispute that threatens to shut down 29 West Coast ports, a White House advisor said Saturday. As Obama prepared to...
  • They lean Democratic, but one union likes Jeb Bush

    WASHINGTON Courting political power brokers at a recent closed-door meeting, Jeb Bush included one unlikely face. There among big names from the worlds of lobbying, fundraising and politics was one leader of a labor union, Harold Schaitberger, general...
  • Longtime Parkland teacher running for Allentown School Board

    Longtime Parkland teacher running for Allentown School Board
    A longtime Parkland School District teacher has announced her candidacy for the Allentown School Board. Audrey Mathison, an English teacher at Parkland for 40 years, announced Saturday she will be running for a board seat. "I'd like to apply my...
  • What is right to work, and how does it apply to Illinois workers?

     What is right to work, and how does it apply to Illinois workers?
    Right to work. You heard the phrase last week, when Gov. Bruce Rauner issued an executive order allowing some public employees who are not union members to refrain from paying dues. What is "right to work"? It's the right to work without paying union...
  • LeBron James excited for new role with NBA players' union

    LeBron James excited for new role with NBA players' union
    NEW YORK — LeBron James is ready to serve his peers. Unanimously elected as first vice president of the NBA Players Association on Friday, James said that upcoming talks with the league over revenue sharing prompted him to take office. The players...
  • New Mexico committee approves revamped right-to-work bill

    A New Mexico House committee Friday voted to approve a revamped right-to-work bill that tacks on an increase in the minimum wage from $7.50 to $8 an hour. After some heated exchanges in a six-hour session, the House Judiciary Committee voted 7-6 along...
  • NY gas workers agree on tentative contract; No strike

    A union spokesman for 1,100 gas and power workers on Long Island says a tentative contract has been reached, avoiding a strike. The spokesman for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1049 says the union has "broken the logjam" in...
  • United says it has tentative deal to outsource airport jobs

    United Airlines said Friday that it has a tentative agreement with a union to outsource about 1,150 airport jobs while sparing another 800 positions. The airline said that it plans to hire contractors to provide the work at 16 airports but will...
  • Taylor teachers opposed to union win contract challenge

    A 10-year contract between a Detroit-area school district and employees was a "reckless" attempt to get around Michigan's right-to-work law and force teachers to keep paying union dues, a state labor board said Friday. In a 2-1 decision, the Michigan...
  • Note-taking dispute reportedly put audit of DWP trusts on hold

    Note-taking dispute reportedly put audit of DWP trusts on hold
    A long-awaited examination of how two controversial Los Angeles Department of Water and Power nonprofit trusts spent millions of ratepayer dollars stalled over a concern that auditors were taking too many notes, according to City Hall sources. Under a...
  • Rauner and union freeloaders

    Now that Gov. Bruce Rauner has made it possible for some state employees not to pay “fair share” union dues, can we assume that those who take advantage will refuse pay increases and other benefits negotiated by the unions to which they do not...