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  • Reps: Don't count on Congress to end LIRR dispute

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Several members of the New York House delegation in Washington met Wednesday with the head of the Long Island Rail Road's parent organization, telling him — and pronouncing later to union leaders — that they should not count on Congress to resolve a long-running...

  • AFL-CIO urges Obama to circumvent Congress on immigration

    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka launched a petition Wednesday calling on President Obama to bypass Congress on the current immigration surge and to instead use his executive authority to aid the people flooding the southwestern U.S. border.

  • Limo service pays $500,000 to end overtime dispute

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut limousine company has agreed to pay $500,000 in back wages and damages to 183 drivers the U.S. Department of Labor says were denied overtime. The department said Wednesday the settlement in U.S. District Court in New Haven resolves a lawsuit against S.D....

  • Has teacher tenure driven a wedge between California Democrats and Big Labor?

    Teachers unions have been fuming over a decision last month by the Los Angeles Superior Court that ended tenure in the state, but most Democratic lawmakers do not share their outrage -- and that is creating some serious friction.

  • Police nearing contract amid Detroit bankruptcy

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit and a union representing police officers are moving toward reaching a multi-year contract agreement as part of talks during the city's bankruptcy case. Federal mediators announced an agreement Tuesday night with the Detroit Police Officers Association on "important core...

  • Labor dispute briefly shuts LA, Long Beach ports

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 1,000 dockworkers briefly walked off their jobs Tuesday at the massive ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, disrupting the movement of international cargo before a mediator ordered them back. The action came as the union representing dockworkers at 29 West Coast...

  • Johns Hopkins, union reach tentative labor pact

    BALTIMORE (AP) — After months of negotiations Johns Hopkins Hospital reached a tentative labor agreement Tuesday with a union representing about 2,000 workers at the medical institution. The agreement calls for a $15 hourly minimum wage for workers with at least 20 years of service effective...

  • Truckers strike at Los Angeles, Long Beach ports

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drivers in a long-running labor dispute with three trucking companies at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach began what they said would be an indefinite strike Monday. The impact on the movement of cargo around the sprawling port complex, the main gateway for hundreds...

  • Big Labor's big problems with the Supreme Court

    About the best thing that Big Labor can say about the recently concluded Supreme Court term is that it could have been much worse for them.

  • VIDEO: Advocates call Obama education initiative a 'good first step'

    Education advocates are optimistic as the Obama administration pushes to put better teachers in hard-to-staff classrooms.

  • NEA wants Duncan's resignation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest teachers' union wants Education Secretary Arne Duncan to quit. Delegates of the National Education Association adopted a business item July 4 at its annual convention in Denver that called for his resignation. The vote underscores the long-standing...

  • Washington state unions plan to negotiate for competitive pay

    Gov. Jay Inslee's labor team will be spending the summer negotiating with more than 25 unions that represent state employees.

  • Union leaders having a hard time talking about Harris v. Quinn

    It's not easy to make to a convincing argument that labor organizations should have the right to extract money directly from the paychecks of people who don't want to be union members in the first place, which is ultimately what Harris v. Quinn was about.

  • Unions representing government workers are gaining

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Unions representing government workers are expanding while organized labor has been shedding private sector members over the past half-century. A majority of union members today now have ties to a government entity, at the federal, state or local levels. Roughly 1-in-3...

  • College presidents say no to unions for athletes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Northwestern University on Thursday urged the National Labor Relations Board to overturn a regional ruling that would allow its scholarship football players to unionize, holding up the football program as exemplifying the university's integration of athletics and education....

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