By Ron Todt | 03/04/14 08:22 AM
The city's distressed pension fund would get an injection of $424 million under a proposal for UIL Holdings Corp. to buy the city-owned gas utility for $1.86 billion, the mayor announced Monday.
By Karen Matthews | 03/03/14 08:51 AM
Naquasia LeGrand was frying chicken, sweeping floors and serving customers for $7.25 an hour when she was recruited by union organizers to join a campaign for higher pay.
By Sean Higgins | 02/27/14 12:58 PM
Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., declined to say who specifically gave him the information that Volkswagen would expand production at its Chattanooga, Tenn., facility even if the workers rejected an organizing bid by the United Auto Workers, but strongly hinted that his primary source was an outside...
02/26/14 05:26 PM
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By Bloomberg News | 02/26/14 10:08 AM
There is no shortcut for a buyer of a business to ditch a union contract, in the view of U.S. District Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff from Port Huron, Michigan. Former company officers bought a business in bankruptcy, through confirmation of a Chapter 11 plan. The bankrupt company assumed the union...
By Bloomberg News | 02/26/14 09:45 AM
When Hostess Brands went bankrupt in 2012, it triggered anxiety among employees at Ottenberg’s Bakery, a family-owned enterprise in Maryland. The companies shared a pension plan, and if Hostess couldn’t pay its retirees, Ottenberg’s would have to pick up the tab.
02/26/14 09:16 AM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A union representing more than 900 workers at WVU Hospitals plans to go on strike March 8 if there's no agreement on a new contract. Media outlets report that Local 814 of the Laborers' International Union of North America issued a strike notice on Tuesday. The union...
02/26/14 09:13 AM
PHILADELPHIA — The city of Philadelphia has reached tentative agreement on a new contract with the union representing about 4,000 white-collar workers, ending a stalemate that dates back to 2009. The accord announced Tuesday night by Mayor Michael Nutter and AFSCME District Council 47 must...
By Tim Mak | 02/26/14 05:16 AM
Two senior lawmakers from Connecticut have been subpoenaed in a civil racketeering case involving nursing homes and the SEIU, the Washington Examiner has learned. U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., have been pulled into a lawsuit between two local chapters...
02/25/14 06:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — An association for U.S. diplomats will vote next month on whether to oppose the nominations of three political fundraisers who have been tapped for ambassador posts overseas. The March 5 vote will not have an official or binding impact on the fate of the Obama...
By Sean Higgins | 02/25/14 04:14 PM
Five workers at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., have called on the National Labor Relations Board to reject the United Auto Workers' request that the board void an organizing election the union lost and order a new one. In a motion filed Tuesday, the workers said the union's...
By Sean Higgins | 02/25/14 12:31 PM
Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., warned that if the National Labor Relations Board backs a complaint filed by the United Auto Workers Friday it would have the effect of muzzling lawmakers from being able to comment on workplace elections. The UAW complaint alleges that comments by Corker tainted a...
By Associated Press | 02/25/14 09:12 AM
A rally for civil and immigrant rights bills drew more than 200 people to downtown Annapolis Monday night. Their chants of "Sí, se puede" and the rough English translation, "Yes, we can," filled the chilly air outside the statehouse.
By Associated Press | 02/22/14 02:13 PM
The United Auto Workers' membership and dues are down sharply from just six years ago. In another sign of weakness, the union suffered a stunning defeat this month when it tried to organize a Tennessee factory run by labor-friendly Volkswagen.
By Associated Press | 02/22/14 10:17 AM
The man who appears poised to take over leadership of the United Auto Workers later this year says car companies' fears about the union's demise are unfounded.
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