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  • Amazon workers on strike in Germany

    BERLIN (AP) — Workers at one of Amazon.com's German distribution centers are on strike in a dispute over wages. The ver.di union said Monday that workers at the American online retailer's logistics center in Leipzig were staging the short-term warning strike to try to get management to return...

  • FOIA exemptions provide ample cover for bureaucrats hiding agency secrets, transparency advocates say

    Black columns run vertically down 700 pages, devoid of any information about the federal workers who spent thousands of hours doing union work while on the government payroll. This is what the U.S. Department of Agriculture considers public disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. In...

  • Union opposes legislative action on minimum wage

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The head of the state's largest labor union say his organization would oppose any moves by lawmakers to raise the minimum wage ahead of a ballot measure. The Juneau Empire reports (http://is.gd/iFwMUj) Alaska AFL-CIO President Vince Beltrami spoke to lawmakers Saturday...

  • Will college athletes unionize? A query for NLRB

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The five-member regulatory board that will ultimately decide if Northwestern University football players can unionize has itself been in the middle of a firestorm. The very makeup of the National Labor Relations Board has been challenged in a case now before the Supreme...

  • Unions for college athletes a question for NLRB

    The five-member regulatory board that will ultimately decide if Northwestern University football players can unionize has itself been in the middle of a firestorm.

  • Northwestern to appeal players union ruling

    CHICAGO (AP) — Northwestern University on Friday criticized a federal agency's landmark ruling giving Wildcat football players the green light to form the nation's first college athletic union, also confirming that it will appeal. If it withstands an appeal, the dramatic decision this week by...

  • College athletes deserve more from their schools

    Colleges have gotten rich off of their football and basketball teams. It's time they delivered for the athletes who make that possible.

  • Biggest spenders wear the union label

    Democrats are out to make the Koch brothers the most infamous campaign donors in the 2014 election cycle. But they are hardly the biggest spenders, nor is Americans for Prosperity, the 501(c)(4) they support, at the top of the list. That distinction belongs to the nation's labor unions,...

  • Widespread flight cancellations in German strikes

    BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of flights were canceled at airports across Germany on Thursday after ground crews, baggage handlers and other public workers walked off the job to press their demands for higher pay. At Frankfurt airport alone, one of Europe's busiest, 550 takeoffs and landings were...

  • Greek unions to hold general strike on April 9

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's largest public sector union says it will join a nationwide general strike April 9 to protest austerity measures. The move means that the walkout will affect all private and public sector services. The ADEDY union said Thursday it was joining the strike call...

  • Las Vegas casino workers union holds strike vote

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Union members at several Las Vegas casinos are set to vote whether to authorize a strike if bargaining doesn't yield a new contract. Culinary Union 226 spokeswoman Bethany Khan says voting takes place Thursday in two shifts at the East Las Vegas Community Center — from 10...

  • Vancouver port truckers reach deal to end strike

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Striking truckers at Canada's largest port have a reached a deal to end a prolonged strike that officials said threatened the country's economy. British Columbia Premier Christy Clark said Wednesday the port will be open for business Thursday. British...

  • Senate gives final approval to 3 anti-union bills

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Bills that aim to restrict union organizing and picketing practices in Mississippi, as well as limit governments' abilities to pressure employers to use unionized workers, are on their way to Gov. Phil Bryant. The Senate gave final passage Wednesday to the three bills,...

  • Conservative House Republicans push jobs bill

    A group of conservative House Republicans introduced a comprehensive job-creation bill Wednesday designed to ease federal regulations and weaken organized labor's influence — longstanding GOP bugaboos the party says have hurt the economy. The Republican Study Committee measure also aims to...

  • Union alleges Spirit used health info in layoffs

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The union representing engineers at Spirit AeroSystems Inc. accused the aerospace company Wednesday of terminating hundreds of workers last year because they were too old and a burden on health insurance costs, claims that the company vehemently denies. The Society of...



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