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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Steelworkers union at Gracedale charges unfair labor practices

    Steelworkers union at Gracedale charges unfair labor practices
    Union workers at Gracedale have filed an unfair labor practice against Northampton County over health care negotiations. Some 59 workers at the county nursing home, members of United Steelworkers Local 2599 in Bethlehem, say despite working under...
  • City Council to vote on new cab guidelines

    City Council to vote on new cab guidelines
    Some Chicago cabdrivers find themselves in the unusual position of joining with Mayor Rahm Emanuel to back taxi industry changes that include no fare hike but call for a centralized dispatching system designed to help taxi companies compete with ride-...
  • Luzerne County paychecks unsent after payroll boss goes on vacation

    It was one of the biggest shopping days of the year. But when Luzerne County employees awoke Friday morning, they found their paychecks had not been deposited into their bank accounts as promised, a lapse a union boss called “atrocious.”...
  • Bolingbrook looks at outsourcing 911

    Bolingbrook looks at outsourcing 911
    Bolingbrook officials are exploring the possibility of outsourcing the village's 911 dispatch service. While the outsourcing has not been broached at any recent public meetings, a union official representing the village's 15 dispatchers spoke Tuesday...
  • Governor, Citing $59M Deficit, Orders Hiring Freeze, Spending Cuts

    Governor, Citing $59M Deficit, Orders Hiring Freeze, Spending Cuts
    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has ordered a statewide hiring freeze and will soon announce spending cuts as he looks to close a projected budget deficit for the current fiscal year. In a memo sent Wednesday to state agency leaders, Malloy's...
  • Conflict Of Interest Charge Delays Wethersfield Vote On Union Contract

    WETHERSFIELD — The town council tabled action on a new union contract Monday to obtain a legal ruling on a Republican charge that a conflict of interest prohibits Democrats from voting on the agreement. At issue is $1,500 in donations made in...