| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:51 PM
Baltimore County sheriff's deputies are the latest group of employees to reach a three-year labor agreement with the county.
County officials said Wednesday that members of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 25 approved a contract similar to...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:07 AM
Negotiations between Will County and AFSCME leaders will have to go on without the help of a federal mediator because of the government shutdown.
Both sides had planned to meet with a federal mediator – the 7th such meeting – last Thursday,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:51 PM
Baltimore County has reached a three-year labor agreement with AFSCME Local 921, whose members had been working without a contract for more than a year.
The new contract guarantees no furloughs or layoffs through 2016. It also provides employees a 3...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:49 PM
Anne Arundel County government employees would have to work longer to get health insurance in retirement, and the county would pay for a smaller portion of the coverage under a bill proposed Thursday by the county executive.
County Executive Laura...
| Oct 1, 2013
Will County employees are preparing for a possible strike if union representatives and county officials can't agree on a new contract.
After a week of union representatives preparing employees, negotiations will resume Thursday with county and union...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Saying Anne Arundel County is "on a path to bankruptcy if it doesn't address this issue," County Executive Laura Neuman told county government employees Monday that significant changes to retiree health care plans must occur to repair a system she...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 3:31 PM
It was a crowning achievement for Lori Pelletier as she stood before the AFL-CIO state delegates, about to be elected to head the state's largest labor federation after 14 years in the No. 2 spot.
"I'm honored and humbled and it really is the best job...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:23 PM
The already tense labor relations between the UC system and the union that represents about 8,300 custodians, gardeners and food service workers has taken a turn for the worse.
After deadlocked negotiations, UC this week imposed terms that will...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 2:34 PM
It doesn't take much prodding for John W. Olsen to launch into a diatribe when the subject of worker pay and Connecticut's labor movement comes up, and Wednesday was no exception.
Olsen delivered his final speech after 25 years as president of the state...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Scores of union workers protested outside city buildings during lunch Tuesday, taking aim at Mayor Rahm Emanuel for what they contend is an attempt to retroactively freeze their wages after privatizing hundreds of jobs in the past couple of years.
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:50 AM
California hunters did not pull enough weight to stop the state Legislature from approving a bill last week that would ban the use of lead bullets for sport shooting of animals.
So now, with AB 711 on the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown, a coalition opposed to...
| Sep 10, 2013
It's back to the bargaining table — again — for Will County leaders and union representatives.
A meeting between both sides, and a federal mediator, Monday failed to produce an agreement in the nearly year-long negotiation for a new...