| Nov 6, 2013
| 9:53 AM
A meeting called by a federal mediator to bring Will County officials and union leaders back to the bargaining table ended late Tuesday with no deal and no plans for a future meeting.
Union leaders last week gave notice they plan to terminate their...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:31 PM
Will County officials and union leaders are heading back to the bargaining table Wednesday at the request of a federal mediator in an effort to avoid a strike by union employees.
Both sides were directed by the mediator to be prepared to meet on...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Members of Los Angeles County's largest employee union voted to give their leaders authority to call a strike, after months of contentious talks about wages, employee healthcare and working conditions.
"If we need to go there, we'll go there, but I'm...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:50 PM
With a week to go in negotiations between Lawrence+Memorial Hospital management and about 1,600 nurses and skilled technicians, the big question is: Will unionized nurses and technicians keep their jobs as more work moves from inside the hospital to...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:29 AM
With a Nov. 13 deadline looming, a federal arbitrator called Will County officials and union leaders together in an attempt to reach an agreement in contract talks that began more than a year ago.
Both sides met Tuesday, days after union leaders filed...
| 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...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:00 PM
The union representing Los Angeles County social workers filed a lawsuit Tuesday to force the county to reduce case loads.
Service Employees International Union Local 721 -- which represents about 55,000 county employees -- alleged in the suit that...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:17 PM
WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans' rejection Thursday of two key nominations by President Obama revived a battle over filibuster rules and opened a new partisan front just as congressional leaders and the White House are searching for a budget...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Protesters gathered outside the Los Angeles headquarters of Chinese automaker Build Your Dreams to protest working conditions at the company, which is under a state investigation for breaking labor laws including paying some employees below minimum wage....
| Oct 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The city of Lancaster has few Chinese restaurants. Its mayor cannot use chopsticks. And he has tried and failed to learn Mandarin.
But that doesn't stop R. Rex Parris from dreaming of creating an oasis for Chinese investment in this Mojave Desert town....
| Sep 27, 2013
| 10:26 PM
Chief mechanic for 7 Indy 500 winners
George Bignotti, 97, who set a record as the chief mechanic for seven winners of the Indianapolis 500, died in his sleep of natural causes Fridayin Las Vegas, his daughter Mary Mendez said.