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  • Big labor coalition skips mayoral race

    Big labor coalition skips mayoral race
    Chicago's largest labor coalition on Friday conspicuously left the office of mayor off its list of endorsements for the Feb. 24 city elections, even as it backed candidates or declared neutrality in nearly all the other contests on the ballot. "After...
  • Wethersfield OKs New Contract With Some Union Workers

    WETHERSFIELD — The town council unanimously approved a new contract Monday giving police dispatchers and some town hall employees raises of 2.5 percent to 2.85 percent in each of the next three years. The labor agreement with Local 1303-408, AFSCME...
  • Record number of Norco workers call it a career

    Record number of Norco workers call it a career
    With murder trials, million-dollar civil suits and nasty custody hearings, there's no shortage of human drama in the Northampton County Court system, but Court Administrator Jill Cicero isn't used to seeing it play out in her office. "I don't often see a...
  • Scott, state workers still at odds over drug testing

    Scott, state workers still at odds over drug testing
    TALLAHASSEE — After racking up more than $650,000 in legal fees, Florida Gov. Rick Scott is refusing to back down from his drug-testing crusade, most recently objecting to an attempt to close a drawn-out legal battle over requiring state workers...
  • At rally, lump of coal sums up union's feelings for Norco executive

    At rally, lump of coal sums up union's feelings for Norco executive
    In the spirit of the Christmas season, some Northampton County workers arrived at the government Center Monday bearing gifts for the man they say has given them nothing. "For [County Executive] John Brown, we have a nice bag of coal," Justus James,...
  • Northampton County workers lining up at the operating tables

    Northampton County workers lining up at the operating tables
    Northampton County clerical specialist Sharon Wengryn had been limping for months when she decided to finally have foot surgery last week. Turns out, her decision had less to do with the fact that her doctor has been recommending it for months and...
  • At Waterbury Hospital, Cuts Are Imminent Amid Debate Over Future

    At Waterbury Hospital, Cuts Are Imminent Amid Debate Over Future
    Waterbury Hospital will cut its expenses as early as January, which could mean layoffs and curtailed services, even as unions, administrators and local activists debate how the hospital should move forward after the collapse of its proposed merger....
  • Don't ask taxpayers to contribute more to public worker benefits

    Don't ask taxpayers to contribute more to public worker benefits
    In The Morning Call story, "Union to Brown: Have a lump of coal," the top officials of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union called Northampton County Executive John Brown a real Grinch and offered him a bag of coal...
  • Wethersfield, Union Agree On Contract

    WETHERSFIELD -- The town council approved a new union contract Monday in the wake of a ruling by the town attorney that Democrats had no conflict of interest in voting on the agreement. The vote was delayed two weeks after minority Republicans asked...
  • Luzerne County employee fired after failing to approve paychecks before leaving on vacation

    Luzerne County employee fired after failing to approve paychecks before leaving on vacation
    WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County administrators on Monday responded to an error that resulted in about 1,400 employees not being paid on time by firing an employee who was on vacation at the time, according to several sources at the courthouse....
  • Union Praises State Conditions On Waterbury Hospital Acquisition

    — Labor leaders and a community advocacy group on Tuesday praised the state's conditions on a deal between the nonprofit Waterbury Hospital and a for-profit Texas hospital chain that wants to buy it. However, the conditions could change before the...