07/08/14 11:46 PM
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 ports...
07/08/14 03:15 PM
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...
07/07/14 10:31 PM
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 of...
By Sean Higgins | 07/07/14 05:47 PM
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.
By Ed Sykes | 07/07/14 05:28 PM
Education advocates are optimistic as the Obama administration pushes to put better teachers in hard-to-staff classrooms.
07/07/14 01:01 PM
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 tension...
By Associated Press | 07/07/14 08:31 AM
Gov. Jay Inslee's labor team will be spending the summer negotiating with more than 25 unions that represent state employees.
By Sean Higgins | 07/03/14 03:26 PM
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.
07/04/14 11:30 AM
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 public...
07/03/14 07:30 PM
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. In...
By Sean Higgins | 07/03/14 05:13 PM
Republicans in the both the Senate and the House filed a friend-of-the-court brief Thursday in the National Labor Relations Board case regarding the Northwestern University students who wish to form a college athletes union. The lawmakers came down strongly against allowing collective bargaining...
By Sean Higgins | 07/02/14 06:16 PM
A Supreme Court majority may have said Monday that Illinois cannot force state-subsidized home healthcare workers to support a union, but that doesn't mean that state officials will make it easy for those workers to be left alone.
07/02/14 04:00 PM
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Negotiations aimed at averting a strike by workers at the nation's largest commuter railroad are scheduled to resume next week at a session scheduled by the National Mediation Board, union and management officials said Wednesday. Unions representing 5,400 Long Island Rail...
07/02/14 03:30 PM
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities warned Wednesday of possible power cuts at the heart of the summer tourist season as electric utility workers head for protracted strikes against government plans to break off and sell part of the country's dominant power producer. Public Power...
07/01/14 08:45 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The contract that keeps thousands of dockworkers on the job at ports from San Diego to Seattle expired Tuesday afternoon, but both sides pledged to continue negotiations without a disruption in the billions of dollars of trade that crosses the West Coast waterfront. The union...
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