06/30/14 01:00 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — A union representing Illinois home care workers is criticizing a Supreme Court ruling that found workers cannot be required to pay fees to help cover collective bargaining. Flora Johnson is a home care provider from Chicago and chair of the Executive Board of Service Employees...
06/30/14 11:45 AM
DETROIT (AP) — A number of major automakers and union leaders are asking President Barack Obama to help move along plans for a new bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. The Economic Alliance for Michigan says representatives of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler along with the United...
By Associated Press | 06/30/14 09:05 AM
The Supreme Court says public sector unions can't collect fees from home health care workers who object to being affiliated with a union.
06/27/14 01:45 PM
DETROIT (AP) — A representative of Detroit's largest union and the city's emergency manager signed an agreement reached during the ongoing municipal bankruptcy case. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees official Ed McNeil and Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr took...
06/26/14 10:30 PM
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Workers at Atlantic City's Showboat Casino Hotel will receive notices on Friday warning that the casino may close in two months, a union official said Thursday. Bob McDevitt, president of Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union, said a Caesars Entertainment executive told...
06/26/14 03:30 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Ikea's U.S. division is raising the minimum wage for thousands of its retail workers, pegging it to the cost of living in each location, instead of its competition. The 17 percent average raise, announced Thursday, is the Swedish ready-to-assemble furniture chain's biggest in...
By Sean Higgins | 06/26/14 02:28 PM
National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce said Thursday the federal labor-law enforcement agency was still trying to determine the impact of the Supreme Court's ruling in Noel Canning v. NLRB.Â
By Sean Higgins | 06/26/14 01:31 PM
In a statement Thursday in reaction to the Supreme Court's ruling on the Noel Canning v. Nation Labor Relations Board case, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said that the ruling itself didn't matter much now that the Senate has changed its filibuster rules.
By Sean Higgins | 06/25/14 05:57 PM
Illinois' own official legal brief in a case before the Supreme Court, known as Harris v. Quinn, raises the question of whether the Service Employees International Union ever had the support of a majority of the caregivers it forced to join a union in the first place.
By Blake Seitz | 06/25/14 01:34 PM
Taxi drivers in Washington caused a traffic jam Tuesday morning while protesting ride-sharing services that threaten their cabbie cartel. Drivers with the D.C. Taxi Operators Association, an affiliate of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, organized a caravan that traveled through...
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/25/14 10:13 AM
The House Financial Services Committee is holding a hearing on the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the usually-obscure government agency that subsidizes U.S. exports with taxpayer-backed loan guarantees to foreign buyers.
By Sean Higgins | 06/23/14 08:42 AM
Even before Michigan passed a right-to-work law in 2012, US car manufacturing was drifting south to places like Tennessee that had long had the law.
By Red Jahncke | 06/20/14 04:21 PM
Within days, the Supreme Court will decide Harris v. Quinn, a case involving a bizarre form of "public sector" labor union that has proliferated in recent years, mostly pursuant to executive orders of liberal Democratic state governors. Having governors as union organizers is particularly...
By Star Parker | 06/20/14 04:56 PM
Last week's court decision striking down the teacher tenure law in California public schools, and aspects of the law making it almost impossible to fire tenured teachers, is good news for everyone worried about America's future.
By Michael Barone | 06/20/14 03:36 PM
Liberal writer Matt Bai on Yahoo takes a jaundiced view of the decision of the Democracy Alliance to appoint the National Education Association's executive director to be chairman of its board.
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