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  • Northwestern to appeal players union ruling

    CHICAGO (AP) — Northwestern University on Friday criticized a federal agency's landmark ruling giving Wildcat football players the green light to form the nation's first college athletic union, also confirming that it will appeal. If it withstands an appeal, the dramatic decision this week by...

  • College athletes deserve more from their schools

    Colleges have gotten rich off of their football and basketball teams. It's time they delivered for the athletes who make that possible.

  • Biggest spenders wear the union label

    Democrats are out to make the Koch brothers the most infamous campaign donors in the 2014 election cycle. But they are hardly the biggest spenders, nor is Americans for Prosperity, the 501(c)(4) they support, at the top of the list. That distinction belongs to the nation's labor unions,...

  • Senate moves forward on jobless pay bill in rare bipartisan vote

    Congress took a small step toward renewing federal unemployment insurance benefits on Thursday with a Senate vote to begin debate on a jobless pay measure. Ten Republicans joined Democrats in a 65-34 vote on the bill, which would restore benefits for five months and provide retroactive pay for...

  • Widespread flight cancellations in German strikes

    BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of flights were canceled at airports across Germany on Thursday after ground crews, baggage handlers and other public workers walked off the job to press their demands for higher pay. At Frankfurt airport alone, one of Europe's busiest, 550 takeoffs and landings were...

  • Greek unions to hold general strike on April 9

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's largest public sector union says it will join a nationwide general strike April 9 to protest austerity measures. The move means that the walkout will affect all private and public sector services. The ADEDY union said Thursday it was joining the strike call...

  • Maryland minimum wage hike hearing set in Annapolis

    A provision to raise pay for workers who help developmentally disabled people is still holding up the minimum wage bill. More than 200 developmentally disabled residents and their caregivers converged on Annapolis Wednesday to help push the provision through.

  • Applications for US jobless aid dip to 4-month low

    The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 311,000, the lowest since late November and a hopeful sign hiring could pick up.

  • Las Vegas casino workers union holds strike vote

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Union members at several Las Vegas casinos are set to vote whether to authorize a strike if bargaining doesn't yield a new contract. Culinary Union 226 spokeswoman Bethany Khan says voting takes place Thursday in two shifts at the East Las Vegas Community Center — from 10...

  • Vancouver port truckers reach deal to end strike

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Striking truckers at Canada's largest port have a reached a deal to end a prolonged strike that officials said threatened the country's economy. British Columbia Premier Christy Clark said Wednesday the port will be open for business Thursday. British...

  • Connecticut approves highest state minimum wage

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers Wednesday approved raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017, the highest for any state in the country and the same rate that President Barack Obama wants for the federal minimum wage. Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who recently...

  • Senate gives final approval to 3 anti-union bills

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Bills that aim to restrict union organizing and picketing practices in Mississippi, as well as limit governments' abilities to pressure employers to use unionized workers, are on their way to Gov. Phil Bryant. The Senate gave final passage Wednesday to the three bills,...

  • Conservative House Republicans push jobs bill

    A group of conservative House Republicans introduced a comprehensive job-creation bill Wednesday designed to ease federal regulations and weaken organized labor's influence — longstanding GOP bugaboos the party says have hurt the economy. The Republican Study Committee measure also aims to...

  • Union alleges Spirit used health info in layoffs

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The union representing engineers at Spirit AeroSystems Inc. accused the aerospace company Wednesday of terminating hundreds of workers last year because they were too old and a burden on health insurance costs, claims that the company vehemently denies. The Society of...

  • Paraguay paralyzed by anti-privatization strike

    ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Public life in Paraguay was largely paralyzed on Wednesday by a nationwide strike against the privatization plans of President Horacio Cartes. The strike stopped bus and taxi service and closed schools and most businesses in the South American country, union leader...



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