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  • Workers occupy Paris opera in protest

    PARIS (AP) — Union members have occupied Paris' Opera Garnier in a protest over proposed changes to labor rules for theater workers. Paris police said no arrests have been made and no violence reported in the ongoing protest Thursday. The opera house warned spectators on its website earlier...

  • Toyota to end lockout at 2 Indian car plants

    MUMBAI, India (AP) — Toyota Motors says it will end a lockout of workers at both of its auto assembly plants in India. The Indian subsidiary of the world's largest car maker said Thursday night it has agreed to let employees return to work starting next week. The company employs 6,400 people...

  • Unions, groups 'all-in' Illinois governor's race

    CHICAGO -- The candidates for Illinois governor laid out their vastly different visions Wednesday on how to revive the state's lagging economy, as national labor unions and other outside groups with much riding on the outcome began making their presence felt and promised to keep doing so through...

  • British Columbia government to end port strike

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — British Columbia's government said Wednesday it preparing back-to-work legislation to force an end to a strike by container truck drivers at the Port of Vancouver, Canada's biggest port. The provincial government said in a statement that legislation is...

  • Union turning up heat on Revel as sale looms

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The main union representing Atlantic City casino workers is turning up the heat on the non-union Revel Casino Hotel. The effort is an attempt to save as many jobs as possible if the struggling casino is sold or goes bankrupt again. Last week, Local 54 of the...

  • Fast-food protests shift focus to 'wage theft'

    NEW YORK (AP) — Organizers of the fast-food protests for higher pay on Tuesday shifted their attention to another issue: "wage theft." Protesters planned to rally outside McDonald's restaurants in cities including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami to call attention to the denial of...

  • Vegas union plans strike vote as casinos negotiate

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas hotel workers are weighing whether to authorize union leaders to call a strike at nearly all downtown casinos and several independent Strip properties. The Culinary Union has been negotiating with 12 independent hotel-casinos since contracts expired last summer. The...

  • Progressives, Team Obama hit the road to push $10.10 minimum wage

    Since Washington isn’t listening, the president’s team and supporters are hitting the road to build grassroots support for boosting the minimum wage to $10.10.

  • EXography: Five governors --- 4 GOPers, 1 Dem --- who cut state jobs the most since taking office in 2010

    Americans went to the polls and elected a whole crop of new governors in 2010 -- 26 in all, if you count the election of governors who had previously served non-consecutive terms in Iowa and Oregon.

  • Fast-food protests to spotlight 'wage theft'

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food protests are planned for several U.S. cities Tuesday as labor organizers look to bring attention to practices they say illegally deprive workers of their wages. The protests are planned for about 30 cities, but it's not clear what the scope of the turnout will be....

  • Vermont transportation: Think of riders during strike

    The Vermont Agency of Transportation is urging both sides in a public bus service contract dispute to remember passenger needs in their efforts to resolve the strike.

  • Why teachers unions back the child care block grant reauthorization

    On Thursday, the Senate passed a bill to reauthorize the Child Care and Redevelopment Block Grant. The legislation would, as the title indicates, give states funds to pay for child care programs. Big Labor was a major backer of the bill, which -- not coincidentally -- would make it easier for...

  • Workers request VW not help UAW if feds order re-vote

    Three workers at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board Wednesday saying it must prevent the German auto company from providing any further assistance to the United Auto Workers in its efforts to organize the workers. The complaint is...

  • Michigan union backs down, allows members to use right-to-work law

    More than a year after it was signed by the governor, the Michigan Education Association has agreed to allow its members William "Ray" Arthur and Miriam Chanski to take advantage of the state's right-to-work law and quit the the union. MEA had previously refused to accept their resignations,...

  • Legislative leaders want Gov. Sean Parnell to 'hold the line' in union talks

    State legislative leaders want Gov. Sean Parnell to "hold the line" in talks with Alaska Marine Highway unions.



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