| Apr 28, 2015
| 4:42 PM
On a trip to Australia in 2012, Hillary Rodham Clinton lavished praise on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, calling it the "gold standard" in efforts to create open and fair trade.
Now, early in her Democratic presidential campaign, she's...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 3:11 PM
In an email to faculty Thursday, UConn President Susan Herbst outlined many outstanding issues remaining after months of negotiations with the new graduate assistants union.
Herbst sent the email to pre-empt actions that she said some graduate assistants...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 5:33 PM
The kids wearing brightly colored socks barely could contain themselves while waiting for Bill and Dawn Buckley to say the magic words.
And at 3:21 p.m. Saturday, March 21, they told the kids to release the balloons, which they did with glee.
| Mar 2, 2015
| 9:09 PM
Electricians, pipefitters, carpenters and other union members opposed to making Wisconsin the 25th right-to-work state dominated more than 11 hours of testimony Monday on a fast-tracked proposal expected to pass the Legislature later in the week and be...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 9:03 PM
One consequence of the steady decline of unions in America is that we've forgotten what little we used to know about what organized labor even means.
Union members are often depicted as lazy and overpaid, and job actions as a threat to the livelihoods...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 11:53 AM
United Auto Workers members ratified a four-year labor agreement with Navistar International on Sunday that includes raises but keeps workers under a two-tier pay system.
"We value our partnership with the UAW," Bill Osborne, Navistar senior vice...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 2:45 PM
Gov. Bruce Rauner has fired the first salvos in a campaign to turn Illinois into a right-to-work state. Like other right-to-work advocates, he bases his argument on claims that this will strengthen the state's economy and raise its standard of living....
| Feb 3, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Ford Motor said it will move 300 to 500 workers, mostly in Chicago, into a higher pay grade to meet requirements under its labor agreement with the United Auto Workers union.
Wages for those workers will increase by about $9, to $28.50 per hour, Ford...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 9:22 AM
United Auto Workers members are scheduled to vote Sunday on a tentative four-year agreement reached with Navistar International last week.
About 1,500 workers in Illinois, Ohio, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Texas have been working under an extended...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 12:55 PM
Ford Motor's 5,000 hourly employees in the Chicago area are set to receive profit-sharing checks of about $6,900 each in March.
The final figure could vary, depending on the hours worked by each employee.
In 2013, workers at those plants received...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Not since the 1980s have there been so many efforts aimed at urging colleges and universities to divest from stocks and other holdings for political and social causes. The campaigns are diverse: Fossil fuels and their effect on climate change. Israel's...