More Labor unions Articles

  • Senate actions on NLRB, filibuster rule drain Noel Canning ruling of impact

    In a statement Thursday in reaction to the Supreme Court's ruling on the Noel Canning v. Nation Labor Relations Board case, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said that the ruling itself didn't matter much now that the Senate has changed its filibuster rules.

  • Did caregivers in Illinois ever back a union in the first place?

    Illinois' own official legal brief in a case before the Supreme Court, known as Harris v. Quinn, raises the question of whether the Service Employees International Union ever had the support of a majority of the caregivers it forced to join a union in the first place.

  • NYC strikes a deal with 2 labor unions

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio has struck a deal with two municipal labor unions. The deal comes after years of stalemate. Workers at nearly 150 unions are working under expired contracts. The agreement with the New York State Nurses Association and 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers...

  • Minimum wage issue pits franchisees against cities

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of franchisees are learning they're not small businesses, at least in the eyes of city government. A new law that will raise Seattle's minimum wage to $15 from the current $9.32 gives small businesses more time to phase in the 61 percent increase — seven years...

  • Crony cabbies snarl traffic to protest free-market competitors Uber, Lyft

    Taxi drivers in Washington caused a traffic jam Tuesday morning while protesting ride-sharing services that threaten their cabbie cartel. Drivers with the D.C. Taxi Operators Association, an affiliate of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, organized a caravan that traveled through...

  • Somehow, Export-Import Bank became an issue

    The House Financial Services Committee is holding a hearing on the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the usually-obscure government agency that subsidizes U.S. exports with taxpayer-backed loan guarantees to foreign buyers.

  • MTA sweetens contract offer to LIRR workers

    NEW YORK (AP) — With less than a month before a potentially crippling Long Island Rail Road strike, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority offered a new proposal to union workers. But the LIRR union's lead negotiator Anthony Simon says the offer is still not what the unions want. The MTA...

  • Chicago, AFSCME give details of contract agreement

    CHICAGO (AP) — The 3,400 Chicago municipal workers represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees will receive 2 percent pay increases for each of its five years. Members of the union voted Tuesday to ratify the contract, which took two years to negotiate. The...

  • Teachers' union complains of campaign handouts

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge has decided not to grant a restraining order to stop the distribution of campaign handouts that the state's largest teachers' union says misrepresent their trademarked ballots shaped like apples. The Maryland State Education Association sought the order Tuesday, when...

  • Labor dispute locks tourists out of Pompeii

    ROME (AP) — A labor dispute kept tourists locked out of Pompeii for several hours Monday, the latest in a spate of unplanned, partial closures at the ancient Roman ruins. Frustrated tourists who wanted to enter the sprawling ruins in early morning were forced to wait for a union assembly to...

  • Large majority of car manufacturing now in right-to-work states

    Even before Michigan passed a right-to-work law in 2012, US car manufacturing was drifting south to places like Tennessee that had long had the law.

  • Billions at risk as West Coast port contract ends

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The West Coast ports that are America's gateway for hundreds of billions of dollars of trade with Asia and beyond are no stranger to labor unrest and even violence. Now, the contract that covers nearly 20,000 dockworkers is set to expire, and businesses that trade in...

  • Voters should dismiss governors behind child care worker unions

    Within days, the Supreme Court will decide Harris v. Quinn, a case involving a bizarre form of "public sector" labor union that has proliferated in recent years, mostly pursuant to executive orders of liberal Democratic state governors. Having governors as union organizers is particularly...

  • Lawsuit could help free public schools from union shackles

    Last week's court decision striking down the teacher tenure law in California public schools, and aspects of the law making it almost impossible to fire tenured teachers, is good news for everyone worried about America's future.

  • Hope and change: Rich liberals turn over leadership of group to teacher union honcho

    Liberal writer Matt Bai on Yahoo takes a jaundiced view of the decision of the Democracy Alliance to appoint the National Education Association's executive director to be chairman of its board.



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