08/26/14 07:00 AM
PLEASANT VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — State police have charged a 41-year-old man with stealing more than $25,000 from a firefighters' union in the Hudson Valley. Troopers say they arrested former Arlington firefighter Keith Rutbell of the town of Pleasant Valley on Monday and charged him with grand...
By Sean Higgins | 08/25/14 04:47 PM
What is the purpose of the National Labor Relations Board? Is the federal agency meant to be neutral arbiter of labor laws? Or is meant to be an advocate for Big Labor, helping to ensure it organizes the U.S. workforce? Under President Obama, the NLRB has chosen the latter.
08/25/14 02:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal accident board has told UPS and its pilots' union they can no longer participate in the agency's investigation of a crash that killed two of the cargo shipper's pilots. The National Transportation Safety Board sent letters on Monday to UPS and the Independent Pilots...
08/25/14 09:15 AM
GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) — Thousands of students are staying home again in Galesburg as a weekend mediation session between a teachers union and the board of education failed to result in a contract agreement. The (Galesburg) Register-Mail (http://bit.ly/1tB5sHM ) reports that a mediation session...
08/20/14 09:45 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Metropolitan Opera reached a deal early Wednesday with its stagehands and said it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions. The opera company said rehearsals will continue and the season will open as scheduled Sept. 22 with a...
08/20/14 06:00 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Metropolitan Opera has reached a deal with its stagehands and says it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions as well. The Met says it reached an agreement with the stagehands early Wednesday. It is still negotiating with eight...
By Sean Higgins | 08/19/14 04:24 PM
Dian Palmer, president of Service Employees International Union Healthcare Wisconsin, wants one thing to be perfectly clear: Her union takes its ethical responsibilities very seriously.
08/19/14 05:00 AM
GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) — Teachers in the northwestern Illinois city of Galesburg remain on strike after the union and board of education were unable to reach an agreement on a contract. The (Galesburg) Register-Mail reports (http://bit.ly/YqPrtk ) teachers spent the weekend on the picket lines....
By Sean Higgins | 08/18/14 06:42 PM
Child care provider Jennifer Parrish was preparing a meal one afternoon eight years ago for the six kids she was minding when a man she didn't know strode through the door. "He walked into my home without knocking and asked me to sign what he said was a petition asking for the state for health...
08/18/14 03:30 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Another labor union has snubbed New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The New York State AFL-CIO on Monday announced the candidates it is endorsing in the fall elections. Notably missing from the list was Cuomo, a Democrat who was endorsed by the powerful union in 2010. Last week,...
By Associated Press | 08/18/14 08:56 AM
New York's Metropolitan Opera reached tentative labor deals with two of its largest unions early Monday while negotiations continued with 10 more unions in hopes of averting a lockout.
By Sean Higgins | 08/15/14 08:21 PM
A PowerPoint presentation created by the California Teachers' Union suggests that a right-to-work statute might be inevitable.
By Sean Higgins | 08/15/14 05:26 PM
The letter promises all manner of boosts to salaries and benefits if the recipient would just join up. In the fine print, though, it says signing up means the union isÂ legally allowed to deduct dues money directly from the signee's paychecks in perpetuity.Â
By Sean Higgins | 08/14/14 05:50 PM
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis nets an annual salary and benefits totaling $235,000 annually and owns three homes, including a vacation house in Hawaii.
08/14/14 05:30 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state's second-largest public-sector union endorsed Zephyr Teachout's long-shot bid to oust Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday, while the state's powerful teachers' union announced it will sit out this year's governor's race. The Public Employees Federation represents...
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