More Labor unions Articles

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • VIDEO: Despite proposed pension cuts, labor unions forced to back Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn

    Illinois is facing a $100 billion pension shortfall, and in 2013, the state passed pension reform that was largely backed by Gov. Pat Quinn. The reform has angered labor unions across the state, but Quinn will get their support in 2014.

  • Greater Burlington commuters spared a bus strike

    Chittenden County commuters can look forward to a hassle-free bus ride to work after the bus drivers' union and country transportation authorities reached a contract deal.

  • As expected, UAW asks NLRB for a Tennessee do-over for VW plant

    As the Washington Examiner's editorial page predicted Feb. 20, the United Auto Workers have asked the National Labor Relations Board for a Chattanooga do-over. The do-over demand became inevitable when the Detroit-based union lost its bid to organize workers in Volkswagen's Tennessee plant on...

  • Union: Obamacare will slash wages by up to $5 an hour

    A national union that represents 300,000 low-wage hospitality workers charges in a new report that Obamacare will slam wages, cut hours, limit access to health insurance and worsen the very “income equality” President Obama says he is campaigning to fix. Unite Here warned that due to...

  • Liberal labor union makes Republican arguments against Obamacare

    A new labor union research report offers a scathing indictment of how Obamacare affects middle-class workers. The report features a series of arguments that conservatives have long made about the law, right down to mentioning the language of "unintended consequences." Jon Ralston has the...

  • House panel told of multiple problems with NLRB's proposed 'ambush rule' for labor union elections

    It's baaack! Big Labor's "ambush election" rule proposal from the Democratic majority that controls the National Labor Relations Board.

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