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  • Still fighting: The Delphi workers Obama robbed

    The White House pretended to champion American workers this week with gimmicky initiatives on federal job training and "workplace innovation."

  • NLRB ruling further expands 'micro unions'

    In a case involving a Macy's department store cosmetics counter, the National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday further expanded its recent precedents allowing for so-called "micro-unions."

  • Teachers union sues to prevent expansion of privately-funded voucher program

    In an impressive display of "we don't care how this looks," the Florida Education Association has sued the Sunshine State to prevent students from receiving more state-managed, privately-funded scholarships, including a new scholarship program for disabled students.

  • Big Labor wants 'schedules that work' --- just not for them

    Leading Democratic lawmakers and allied liberal groups are promoting the legislation this week to end abusive work scheduling practices.

  • Union workers at UBS Colorado approve contract

    GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — The United Food and Commercial Workers Union says employees at JBS USA's Greeley meatpacking plant have overwhelmingly approved a five-year contract that includes wage increases and changes in the company's health-care proposal. The Greeley Tribune reported Wednesday...

  • Unions, Chris Christie clashing again

    Gov. Chris Christie's summertime talks with residents in beach communities starting Tuesday come with a theme that has some of his biggest critics riled up anew.

  • Bond insurers vow to fight Detroit financial plan

    DETROIT (AP) — Companies that insure Detroit bonds and stand to lose millions repeated a pledge Tuesday to aggressively challenge the city's bankruptcy plan, a day after retirees endorsed pension cuts and qualified for a bailout led by the state. Syncora and Financial Guaranty Insurance said...

  • For Obama's labor policy, no setback is permanent

    Less than two weeks after the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that two of his recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional and their decisions therefore void, President Obama renominated one of those appointees, Sharon Block, back to the board.

  • 1-day NYC health care workers' walkout averted

    NEW YORK (AP) — A union representing 70,000 nurses and caregivers in New York City has reached a tentative agreement with management. The deal averts a one-day strike at more than 100 hospitals and nursing homes that had been set for July 31. The agreement was confirmed by the 1199 health care...

  • Strike threat plays to Cuomo's image as pragmatist

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's work to avert a strike on the nation's largest commuter rail system won praise from commuters and political observers alike — while playing nicely into his aggressively cultivated image as a pragmatist skilled at managing chaos. The Democratic...

  • Strike by NY commuter rail workers averted

    NEW YORK (AP) — After four years of negotiations — and weeks of fretting by 300,000 daily riders about a possible strike — unions and management at the nation's largest commuter railroad reached a tentative contract agreement Thursday. The deal announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who personally got...

  • Railroad deal relief for vacation-bound NY mayor

    NEW YORK (AP) — Now the mayor can take off without taking heat. A tentative labor deal Thursday at the nation's biggest commuter railroad was a lifeline for riders — and a political relief for Mayor Bill de Blasio. He rankled commuters, got roasted by the city's tabloids and even took a ribbing...

  • Union: We'll keep talking to avoid NY rail strike

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — The chief negotiator for the unions at the nation's largest commuter railroad emerged from the restart of talks Wednesday citing progress and vowing to continue working toward a deal that avoids a strike set for 12:01 a.m. Sunday. "We're not leaving until we can get this...

  • Cuomo: Rail strike would hold commuters 'hostage'

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — After days of avoiding the fray, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo publicly waded into a labor dispute Wednesday that threatens to bring the nation's largest commuter railroad to a standstill. Cuomo said a strike on the Long Island Rail Road would be "highly disruptive" to nearly...

  • Anxiety grows as possible NY rail strike nears

    HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Anxiety grew among the nearly 300,000 daily riders caught in the middle of a labor dispute as a weekend strike at the nation's largest commuter railroad grew closer. The eight unions representing Long Island Rail Road's 5,400 workers and Metropolitan Transportation...



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