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Marvin Gittler, prominent Chicago labor lawyer, has died
Attorney Marvin Gittler, who fought for unions and workers in some of Chicago’s biggest, toughest labor-management battles, died Thursday morning, according to his law firm. He represented organized-labor interests for more than half a century, including the Teamsters, the building trades and Chicago cops. In the early 1980s, he helped negotiate the historic first contract […]
431 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Chicago Collective bargaining Police Trade union WGN-TV Negotiation American Federation of Labor Chicago Tribune
New contract boosts salaries, weekend pay for unionized employees at University Medical Center
Unionized employees at University Medical Center will receive salary increases and more pay for working weekends under a new four-year contract between the county-owned hospital and Service Employees International Union Local 1107.
199 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Collective bargaining Wage Employment 2010s Years in the future Salary Negotiation Trade union
About 370 county SEIU members to get $1.5 million-plus in back pay
Clark County will pay more than $1.5 million in retroactive wage and benefit increases to a group of unionized employees after settling a legal dispute with the Service Employees International Union Local 1107.
23 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Collective bargaining Law Trade union Judge Wedding anniversary U.S. state Negotiation Lawyer
Idea to close wage gap might backfire
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-1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Wage Employment Negotiation Salary
DPS teachers say proposed pay hike overdue
The contract must be approved by the union’s 2,900 members, who are beginning to vote Tuesday        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Detroit High school School Teacher Contract Detroit Free Press Education Negotiation
CTU to take new strike authorization vote — but hasn’t set date
The governing arm of the Chicago Teachers Union decided Wednesday night to ask members to take a second strike authorization vote.
34 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Democracy Voting Education Walking Negotiation Voting system Authorization Teacher
CTU governing body to discuss next steps in possible strike
Should teachers strike this year? That's the question on the minds of everyone depending on Chicago Public Schools for an education or work.
70 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Rahm Emanuel Morgan Freeman Democratic Party School Rod Blagojevich Negotiation Education White House Chief of Staff
WGA Candidates Signal Tough Contract Talks
Key candidates for the ruling boards of the Writers Guild of America have promised a tough stance at the bargaining table as negotiations loom on a successor deal with producers. Former WGA West president Patric Verrone, “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner and “The Walking Dead” executive producer Glen Mazzara — all running for the eight... Read more »
55 points by Variety | Negotiation Collective bargaining Patric Verrone Writers Guild of America Writers Guild of America West International Affiliation of Writers Guilds 1988 Writers Guild of America strike
Writers Guild of America seeks a strike authorization vote
After two weeks of negotiations, the Writers Guild of America, West is asking its members to authorize a strike. The union called for the strike authorization vote — a tactic that unions use to gain leverage in contract negotiations — after talks broke down with the Alliance of Motion Picture and...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | Trade union Negotiation Contract Bargaining Streaming media Collective bargaining Internet television The Guild
Negotiating has been at the core of Trump's media image since the beginning
The House vote on health care will either reinforce his reputation or erode it.
-1 points by The Washington Post | Negotiation Health care Donald Trump Bargaining Ivana Trump Fred Trump
17,000 AT&T workers go on strike in California & Nevada
After working for nearly a year without a contract, 17,000 AT&T call center workers and technicians have taken to the streets in one of the most widespread labor actions against the multinational telecommunications conglomerate in years. Read Full Article at RT.com
-1 points by Russia Today | Trade union Strike action Collective bargaining Employment United States The Los Angeles Times Negotiation Contract
Uber would have to allow drivers to collect tips from credit cards under a new California bill
Essential Politics: Democrats in Congress hear from ICE, California lawmakers consider making election day a paid state holiday Feb. 17, 2017, 5:07 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Democrats in Congress...
348 points by Los Angeles Times | Collective bargaining Credit card Trade union Negotiation Credit history Legislature Payment United States Congress
Letter: Bill targets fair wages
Bill targets fair wagesOn Feb. 8, I attended and spoke at a hearing that was held in Representatives Hall on House Bill 520, which would reduce worker’s funding of collective bargaining costs. The collective bargaining contract between employer and employee covers all workers whether a union member...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Employment Collective bargaining Negotiation United States House of Representatives Employee benefit Trade union Wage Legislature
Syrian opposition picks delegation to Geneva talks
AMMAN (Reuters) - Syria's main opposition body on Sunday approved a new delegation to take part in Geneva peace talks later this month, which include Russian-backed blocs that have been critical of the armed insurgency against President Bashar al-Assad.
-2 points by Reuters | Reuters Syria Thomson Reuters Negotiation News agency History of Syria News Lebanon
Trump insists he can bring the cost of $21.6 billion border wall ‘way down’
In a pair of Saturday morning tweets, the president said initial estimates for the cost of construction would fall once he got involved in negotiations.
13995 points by The Washington Post | Lockheed Martin Fighter aircraft F-16 Fighting Falcon Cost Negotiation F-35 Lightning II Boeing Cost overrun
Realtor of the week: Maya Blanton brings her skills, value to the real estate table
Sometimes, transactions can be complicated. [...] it is greatly beneficial to have a professional representing your best interests, said Maya Blanton, a Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties. Blanton, a native Houstonian, has lived in the Memorial area for 40 years, and loves the great people, beautiful trees, green spaces and reputable schools. [...] this is a great time to buy or sell in this area.
296 points by The Houston Chronicle | Marketing Property Sales Negotiation Berkshire Hathaway Real estate Selling Price
Writers Guild of America to Seek Streaming Compensation Hikes in Studio Contract Talks
Leaders of the Writers Guild of America are placing a premium on increasing coverage and compensation for writers in the digital arena, according to the union’s latest message to its 12,000 members. The WGA has started asking members to approve its “pattern of demands” letter for its upcoming negotiations with the major studios — a... Read more »
28 points by Variety | Patric Verrone Writers Guild of America West Negotiation Profit The Guild Profit Collective bargaining Writers Guild of America
Colombia, ELN rebels begin peace talks in Ecuador
Andrew V. PestanoFeb. 8 (UPI) -- The National Liberation Army, or ELN, rebel group and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos' administration have begun peace negotiations in Ecuador.
1 points by UPI | Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Álvaro Uribe National Liberation Army Mediation United Press International Negotiation Camilo Torres Restrepo
Colombia and ELN in talks to end 52 years of war
Government and the second biggest rebel start talks in neighbouring Ecuador after more than three years of attempts.
631 points by Al Jazeera English | Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Rebellion National Liberation Army Paramilitary Terrorism Negotiation Contract
Senator: Firms ‘cheating the system’ on state contracts
Business bids on state contracts would be exempt from public disclosure until a final award is made under a new bill        
-2 points by The Detroit News | United States Senate Detroit Party leaders of the United States Senate Federal government of the United States Legislature Senate Lansing Michigan Negotiation
Rewriting Chicago's police contract
Has City Hall been handcuffed by its police unions? We'll find out in the coming months, as city and union negotiators spar over contract changes that are crucial to restoring public trust in a department that has done a poor job of policing itself. Both sides know those contracts need to be scrubbed...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Police Police brutality Chicago Police Department Collective bargaining Negotiation Constable Police officer Trade union
Syria's war: HNC unveils road map for transition
HNC says president must go after six months of talks, adds it will reject any US-Russia deal that strays from its terms.
736 points by Al Jazeera English | Bashar al-Assad Syria Diplomacy Barack Obama Hafez al-Assad Iraq War History of Syria Negotiation
DGA names Russell Hollander as national executive director
The Directors Guild of America has picked from within its own ranks a new national executive director to succeed Jay Roth, who is set to step down in May after more than two decades leading the union. Russell Hollander, who has worked at the DGA for 16 years, was unanimously voted to head the organization...
5 points by Los Angeles Times | United States Film director Executive director Monday Titles Senior Advisor Negotiation Voting
NYPD stalked de Blasio to settle union dispute
The NYPD had a covert operation that helped them finally put an end to its years-long contract negotiations — stalking Mayor de Blasio. Mission Hunt Hizzoner was the secret weapon in ending the five-year battle between the city and the NYPD, according to police union president Patrick Lynch. “We went out, we followed the mayor....
576 points by New York Post | New York City Police Negotiation Constable Secrecy Manhattan Sting London
Hope Solo’s star pal can’t help her as goalie’s shoved to brink
Hope Solo has been locked out of international soccer for over five months, since she was suspended by US Soccer in August for calling the Swedish national team “cowards” at the Rio Olympics, yet her imprint on the US women’s national team remained like a bad dream. Until now. On Thursday, Solo’s former teammate and...
7 points by New York Post | United States women's national soccer team Sunil Gulati United States men's national soccer team FIFA United States Soccer Federation Negotiation United States U-23 women's national soccer team Collective bargaining
Writers Guild East Blasts Proposed Anti-Union ‘Right to Work’ Legislation
The Writers Guild of America East has blasted proposed federal legislation that would allow workers to opt out of paying union dues. The new bill, H.R. 744, was introduced this week by Reps. Steve King (R-Iowa) and Joe Wilson (R-SC), would extend “right to work” to all states nationwide. “One of the strange perennial rituals... Read more »
157 points by Variety | Collective bargaining Trade union Organizational studies and human resource management Negotiation United States Congress United States Labour relations American Federation of Labor
Baseball owners look at rule changes to speed up game
For those rooting for baseball to speed up the game, Commissioner Rob Manfred says: have patience.
17 points by The Denver Post | Major League Baseball World Series World Baseball Classic Negotiation Major League Baseball All-Star Game Collective bargaining Baseball Florida Marlins
DOJ commits to Baltimore police reform regardless of 'political winds'; city promises to pay
Despite a change in administration in Washington, the U.S. Department of Justice assured a federal judge Wednesday that it remains fully committed to the sweeping police reforms in the consent decree the city agreed to under the Obama administration."It endures across shifting political winds,"...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Barack Obama United States Department of Justice United States Senate President of the United States Collective bargaining Negotiation Department of Justice Justice ministry
Actors Equity Backs SAG-AFTRA Video Game Strike
The Actors’ Equity Association has backed SAG-AFTRA’s month-0ld strike against video game companies and told members not to accept voice-over or performance capture work from the 11 struck companies. “Equity members are reminded that they cannot accept work from these employers, and they should contact Equity immediately if they are offered any such employment,” said AEA... Read more »
76 points by Variety | Strike action Trade union Sibling Strikebreaker Negotiation Burbank California Insomniac Games Picketing
Discussing Salary with Coworkers
Q: At my company, employees are told not to discuss compensation with each other, but I’ve heard about a new Massachusetts law that says we can. Some colleagues and I have some concerns about not being paid appropriately. How much trouble would we get in now if we discussed compensation with each other? A: You’re […]
1 points by The Boston Globe | Employment Contract Money Debate Negotiation Competitiveness Collegiality
NHL strangely keeping goalies in dark over major rule change
Henrik Lundqvist is one of the stars of the NHL. He’s the face of one of their biggest franchises in the Rangers and one of the best players in the world at his position, which happens to be goaltender, the easiest to identify for non-hockey lovers. So when a rule change from the league is...
66 points by New York Post | National Hockey League Negotiation Collective bargaining Evgeni Nabokov Henrik Lundqvist 2005–06 NHL season New York Rangers 2008–09 NHL season
100 state workers rally in Homewood
More than 100 state employees rallied near their labor union's Homewood office Thursday afternoon following a ruling that contract negotiations for them and others had stalled. Workers at the rally said the threat of a state-wide strike by the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employee...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Trade union Strike action Labour relations Negotiation United States Labor unions in the United States Employment Organizational studies and human resource management
Why MLB and the union haven’t reached a new CBA yet
CHICAGO — Just two weeks are left until baseball’s current collective bargaining agreement expires, and don’t be surprised if talks go down to the wire. Some significant issues are unresolved, according to multiple sources. Nevertheless, hope still exists that a new pact can get done in time for the Dec. 1 deadline. “I remain optimistic...
5 points by New York Post | Major League Baseball Baseball Minor league baseball Collective bargaining Negotiation Promotion and relegation MLB Network San Francisco Giants
Directors Guild of America Negotiations Launching Dec. 5
The Directors Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have agreed to enter into formal contract negotiations on Dec. 5. The DGA and the AMPTP also said that they have also agreed that neither organization will comment further to the press until negotiations have concluded. The announcement was not a... Read more »
18 points by Variety | Collective bargaining Negotiation Contract
Rauner changes overtime rules, gives bonuses as state worker contract talks stall
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration said Wednesday it will start executing elements of his proposed contract for state employees, processing $1,000 bonuses for state workers and imposing new rules on overtime pay "as soon as operationally feasible." The move comes a day after a labor...
169 points by Chicago Tribune | Labour relations Working time Eight-hour day Negotiation Contract Labor rights Want Overtime
Homebuyers better act fast and don't dicker, expert warns
Home sales report expected to underscore that it's a seller's market these days.         
609 points by Arizona Republic | Sales Real estate Marketing Buyer Broker Negotiation Inflation Monetary policy
Henderson City Council OKs agreement to let company develop feasibility study, proposed master plan for business park
The Henderson City Council approved an exclusive negotiation agreement with Marnell Properties LLC, which will let the company develop a feasibility study and a proposed master plan for the property.
3 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Contract Henderson Nevada Negotiation Clark County Nevada Property law New York City Business park Highest and best use
State faculty union proposes binding arbitration to settle contract dispute
The union representing state university faculty today proposed that both sides submit to binding arbitration as a way to reach a settlement in the 15-month-old contract dispute.
53 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | University Proposals Proposal Arbitration Negotiation Pennsylvania Mediation Contract
Seahawks stripped of draft pick for violating rule
Seattle also will lose a week of offseason team activity days.         
4690 points by Arizona Republic | National Football League Pete Carroll Seattle Seahawks Negotiation Collective bargaining USC Trojans football Seattle Jim L. Mora
Four secrets to steal from Marines to be the best at your job
It’s easy to gawk at Ken Marlin’s accomplishments: He received an MBA from a top school, spent years working in business and became a tech entrepreneur, all before founding his own investment bank on Wall Street. The secret to his success? The Marine Corps. Marlin spent two years in the 1970s in the Philippines aboard...
64 points by New York Post | Royal Marines United States Marine Corps Amphibious assault ship Marine Amphibious warfare Negotiation Nuclear weapon Advice
The perils of leveraging a job offer to get more money
Question: I work in a large organization where I have some personnel responsibilities. Two men in my office recently received job offers from other organizations. My boss offered them more money to stay, which they accepted. Two women work in the same position as the men. They receive the same...
164 points by Los Angeles Times | Employment Negotiation Male Gender Human resource management Female Management Vice President of the United States
Tom Brady urges players to 'stand together' in collective bargaining talks
The Sports Xchange New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, sitting out the first four games after being suspended for his role in Deflategate, is urging players to "stand together" in the next collective bargaining agreement negotiations.
2 points by UPI | National Football League Indianapolis Colts Cleveland Browns Super Bowl Negotiation Tom Brady Green Bay Packers Roger Goodell