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  • NLRB says college football players can unionize

    A regional director for the National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that football players at Northwestern University have a right to unionize, a decision with potentially major impact on college athletics.

  • College athletes can unionize, federal agency says

    In a stunning ruling that has the potential to revolutionize college athletics, a federal agency said Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation's first college athlete's union.

  • Pressure rises as Minnesota wage talks resume

    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Amid rising labor union pressure, public negotiations resumed Tuesday on efforts to raise Minnesota's nation-trailing minimum wage for the first time in almost a decade. A House-Senate conference committee held an 11-minute hearing, its first public session since early...

  • Dems push pay award hike for fire, police unions

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are pushing legislation that would remove a 2 percent cap on pay raises for police and firefighter unions in arbitration cases, allowing increases of up to 3 percent when it can be shown that higher health premiums or job reductions have produced...

  • Left-wing restaurant employee rights activist group does not allow its own employees to strike

    One of the major voices in the Left's push to raise the minimum wage -- the Restaurant Opportunities Center United, a nonprofit activist group that has organized protests and related events for higher pay and benefits at eateries across the nation -- explicitly forbids its own employees from...

  • AFL-CIO's Richard Trumka calls Obama trade policy 'same corporate-dominated process'

    Add Trumka to the list of people noticing that President Obama has not lived up to his prior rhetoric. In a speech Tuesday morning, he said the president had backslid on the promises he had made to organized labor regarding international trade.

  • Union calls strike at German airports Thursday

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's main public-sector union has called on workers at Frankfurt and most of the country's other major airports to go on strike Thursday to reinforce pay demands for some 2.1 million workers. The 11-hour strike at Frankfurt, Germany's largest airport, will last...

  • Pennsylvania legislators eye ending union exception to stalker laws

    Legislation that would end an unusual loophole in Pennsylvania's anti-stalking laws that exempts union-related activity is slowing making its way through the Republican-led statehouse. It has a good chance of getting enacted, aides say. The Keystone State defines stalking as "following the...

  • AFL-CIO's Richard Trumka challenges Heritage's Jim DeMint to debate minimum wage

    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has challenged Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint to a public debate on the merits of raising the minimum wage. Heritage says it would be happy to debate but would send the foundation's senior labor policy analyst, James Sherk, instead. The AFL-CIO has...

  • Greek pharmacies to strike over deal with lenders

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's pharmacies are set to close indefinitely later this week in protest at a recent deal between the government and bailout lenders to deregulate store licenses. Kyriakos Theodosiadis, leader of the Panhellenic Pharmacies' Association, said Monday that the...

  • Job security declining for people in unions

    Economist Allison Schrager points out a little-noticed shift in the workforce that explains part of the membership problem Big Labor is facing: Union members are now experiencing declining job security. This is notable because job security is a key benefit to joining a union in the first...

  • Pilots at Germany's Lufthansa vote for strike

    BERLIN (AP) — Pilots at Germany's Lufthansa have voted for strike action in a long-running pay dispute with the airline, but their union hasn't yet set dates for any walkouts. The Vereinigung Cockpit union said Friday that 97.2 percent of pilots at Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo and the company's...

  • 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...



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