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  • United offers up to $100K if workers leave

    DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines reached a deal with the flight attendants' union to offer up to $100,000 in severance for workers who leave the company. United spokeswoman Megan McCarthy said Monday that the airline hopes that at least 2,100 of its 23,000 flight attendants will accept. The...

  • Air France strike amid Europe's low-cost shakeup

    PARIS (AP) — Air France canceled at least half its flights around the world on Monday as pilots began a weeklong strike, highlighting the trouble Europe's flagship airlines face in keeping up with low-cost competitors. Air France-KLM, which is the national carrier for France and the...

  • UAW says tentative agreement reached with Lear

    HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — The president of a United Auto Workers local in northwest Indiana says a tentative agreement has been reached to settle a strike at Lear Corp. plant that makes automotive seats. UAW Local President Jaime Luna says details of a tentative agreement reached Sunday would be...

  • Highland teachers may end strike

    HIGHLAND, Ill. (AP) — The school district and teachers union in southwestern Illinois' Highland School District have reached a tentative agreement after a four-day strike. Superintendent Michael Sutton said the agreement was reached Saturday evening but declined to release details until it was...

  • Lufthansa cancels 140 flights in pilots' strike

    BERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa has canceled 140 flights after pilots walked off the job at Munich airport — their fourth strike in five months in a dispute that has cost Germany's largest airline tens of millions of euros (dollars). The dpa news agency reports that Lufthansa says Wednesday's...

  • Ex-teachers' union treasurer admits stealing $100K

    GUILDERLAND, N.Y. (AP) — A former treasurer for a suburban Albany teachers' union has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from the organization. Local media report that 39-year-old Brenda McClaine entered her plea Tuesday in Albany County Court, where she had been charged earlier this...

  • Mob rule economics aren't democracy

    The latest examples are the mobs in the streets in cities across the country, demanding that employers pay a minimum wage of $15 an hour, or else that the government makes them do so by law.

  • Business owners: NLRB's McDonald's decision will ruin franchise model

    Does the person who flips your fast-food burgers work for the guy who owns the restaurant or the corporation that the restaurant is a franchise of?

  • Back to bad schools

    The world children are being prepared for in school is fundamentally different from the one that awaits them after graduation.

  • Police handcuff some Detroit fast-food protesters

    DETROIT (AP) — Police have ticketed two-dozen protesters who blocked traffic at a McDonald's restaurant in Detroit as part of a national demonstration to push fast-food chains to pay their employees at least $15 an hour. About 100 protesters marched through the parking lot of an east-side...

  • Arrests made during Atlanta fast food wage protest

    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say a group of demonstrators pushing for higher wages for fast food workers have been arrested and are being held in the city jail. Police spokesman Ralph Woolfolk says a group of about 10 people accused of ignoring repeated demands to leave Ponce De Leon Avenue in...

  • Striking fast-food workers block Chicago street

    CHICAGO (AP) — A few hundred fast-food workers and their supporters blocked traffic on a busy South Side street between a McDonald's and a Burger King on Thursday morning until police moved in and took nearly two dozen into custody. The protest, one of a number across the country, included...

  • AFL-CIO rolls out 'Koch Sisters' campaign

    The new faces of the Left's ongoing campaign against conservative philanthropists David and Charles Koch are a pair of middle-aged women who share the last name "Koch."

  • Judge: Michigan teachers can exit union anytime

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's largest teachers' union should allow members to resign at any time and stop enforcing an annual one-month opt-out window, a state labor judge ruled, relying on the state's right-to-work law that took effect last year. The administrative law judge, Julia Stern,...

  • Fast-food workers striking for wage increase

    SEIU expected protests to be held in 150 cities.



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