By Sean Higgins | 11/22/13 05:25 PM
Boeing disputed a report out Friday that it had definitively decided to move production of its next-generation aircraft out of Washington state following a breakdown in contract negotiations with its machinist union. The outlet that wrote the story, the Washington Free Beacon, has since amended...
11/22/13 01:27 PM
(www.thestreet.com) The merger of US Airways and American likely will mean that one of two flight attendant unions must go, and the American union is twice as big as the US Airways union.
By Sean Higgins | 11/22/13 01:20 PM
Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker said Friday he had little interest in pursuing a right-to-work law for his state. This was partly because state employers said his public sector union reforms had already created too much turmoil to do so, at least for now. But Walker said the main reason...
11/22/13 09:10 AM
(blogs.wsj.com) The Department of Labor launched an initiative to develop a list of books that have helped shape the U.S. workplace and culture.
11/22/13 09:09 AM
OAKLAND -- In the latest twist in BART's tortured labor negotiations, the transit agency's directors on Thursday risked another strike by rejecting a costly paid family leave provision that they say was mistakenly included in the final contract. Union leaders slammed the move but were mum on...
By Sean Higgins | 11/21/13 04:27 PM
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka applauded Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's action to end the filibuster for judicial and executive branch nominations. Big Labor had pushed hard to change the filibuster, which they saw as preventing union-friendly appointees. In a statement to reporters,...
By Matt Patterson | 11/21/13 02:14 PM
Big Labor has been losing the public relations war for decades, as witnessed by dwindling union membership. In 1983, 20 percent of the workforce was unionized; last year just 11.3 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In the midst of this existential crisis, the union bosses...
By Sean Higgins | 11/21/13 01:21 PM
Seattle City Councilwoman-elect Kshama Sawant told members of the International Association of Machinists that if their contracts talks with Boeing are not resolved soon they should take drastic action. "The workers should take over the factories, and shut down Boeing's profit-making machine,"...
11/21/13 09:38 AM
Patriot Majority USA received nearly $2.26 million from unions and another $750,000 from a health care trade association in the last election cycle, according to a review of federal records by The Huffington Post.
11/20/13 04:25 PM
Danny L. Hubbard, 49, of Panama City, was sentenced today to serve 30 months in federal prison for committing wire fraud by stealing approximately $91,600 from the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 1380.
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