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  • Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions

    Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions
    Despite numerous hours of talks over the past two months, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered layoff notices to start going out Tuesday because no deal has been reached between his administration and the state employee unions. Malloy had been warning workers...
  • Union members speak out against right-to-work in Wisconsin

    Electricians, pipe fitters, 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...
  • NY teachers unions criticize charter schools over rally

    A teachers union is criticizing charter schools for taking children out of the classroom to rally at the state Capitol this week. The New York State United Teachers wrote to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state education officials expressing concern about Success...
  • Wisconsin Assembly committee takes up right-to-work bill

    Testimony has begun at a public hearing on Wisconsin's right-to-work bill, after the measure rapidly passed the Senate last week. The state Assembly labor committee's hearing is set to last 10 hours, and the gallery in the hearing room was full when...
  • Federal mediator brought in to help avert MLS stoppage

    Federal mediator brought in to help avert MLS stoppage
    Representatives of Major League Soccer and its players union are meeting with a federal mediator this week in a last-ditch effort to complete a new collective bargaining agreement before the 2015 MLS season opens Friday. A league spokesman said Monday...
  • Talk of the County: Mundelein commissioner removal was un-American

    Talk of the County: Mundelein commissioner removal was un-American
    Editor's Note: Talk of the County is a reader-generated column of opinions. If you see something you disagree with or think is incorrect, please tell us! Call us at (312) 222-4554 or email talkofthecounty@tribpub.com 'Diversity made America' On one...
  • Postal service to consolidate sorting, close Akron center

    The U.S. Postal Service plans to close an Akron mail-sorting center in mid-April as it consolidates six Ohio operations into two sites in Cleveland and Columbus to cut costs. The closure isn't a surprise. The Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/17NeFq0 )...
  • Striking Danish cabin crew forces SAS to cancel 30 flights.

    Scandinavian Airlines says some 30 flights out of Copenhagen have been canceled after members of a Danish cabin crew union walked out to protest the carrier's plan to move 147 employees to a domestic airline that SAS acquired last year. Group spokeswoman...
  • Union official: 'Solidarity' is key for striking BP Refinery workers

    Union official: 'Solidarity' is key for striking BP Refinery workers
    Three weeks after they walked off the job at BP Whiting Refinery with no end to the strike in sight, members of United Steelworkers Local 7-1 were urged Saturday to stay the course and not cross the picket lines. "Solidarity is the key. It's they only...
  • Silicon Valley shuttle drivers vote to unionize

    Shuttle drivers who ferry tech workers between Silicon Valley and San Francisco have voted for union representation. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://tinyurl.com/nf3ltp2) that drivers working for Compass Transportation voted 104-38 in favor of...
  • Walker: Protesters prepared him to confront global terrorism

    Walker: Protesters prepared him to confront global terrorism
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday that his experience taking on thousands of protesters in his state helped prepare him to take on terrorists across the world. The likely Republican presidential contender sparked pointed criticism from labor...