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Morning Spin: Chicago Teachers Union huddles to discuss potential strike
Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Topspin A day after classes resumed at Chicago Public Schools, teachers union leaders will huddle to discuss a potential strike. The union's governing...
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Real-life investigators object to portrayal in 'Sully' movie
WASHINGTON (AP) — The world knows Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger as the pilot who managed to land an airliner full of people in the Hudson River without the loss of a single life after the plane lost thrust in both engines.…
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | US Airways Flight 1549 LaGuardia Airport US Airways Chesley Sullenberger Hudson River Trade union Tom Hanks Aaron Eckhart
Teachers approve union at King of Prussia cyber school
Teachers at the Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School in King of Prussia have unionized. After a long wait that included a controversial decision by the full National Labor Relations Board, ballots counted on Wednesday showed that teachers at the school had voted 57 to 15 in favor of being represented by the PA Virtual Education Association, an affiliate of the Pennsylvania State Education Association.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Charter school Public school Collective bargaining School Education Trade union National Labor Relations Act Charter schools
Roger Goodell’s Power Play
Goodell has used the N.F.L.’s personal conduct policy to penalize players for a long list of offenses. Players’ union representatives say he is corroding trust.
266 points by The New York Times | National Football League Pittsburgh Steelers Paul Tagliabue Dan Rooney Roger Goodell Super Bowl XLIII Trade union American football
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
Union says workers should be guaranteed more pay for Port Covington work
Labor unions are continuing to demand Baltimore officials tie higher wages for the estimated 15,000 construction jobs at the Port Covington project to any public subsidies for the developer. David Allison, of the Laborers' International Union of North America, said it is unacceptable for Under...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Trade union Wage Collective bargaining Prevailing wage Baltimore Employment Laborer Locust Point Baltimore
400 workers at marshmallow Peeps plant go on strike
The workers are protesting the company's proposals on wages, health benefits and switching from a pension plan to a 401(k).
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Peeps factory workers go on strike against Pennsylvania company
Hundreds of striking union workers at a Pennsylvania Peeps plant are saying it's not that sweet to work for their confection company.
1372 points by Daily News | Trade union Confectionery Just Born brands Lehigh Valley Employment Strike action Candy Pension
Chase Brexton Health Care's board agrees to collective bargaining with new union
After a vote last week among workers at Chase Brexton Health Care to form a union, the health care provider's board of directors said Friday that it has voted to accept the outcome and move forward with collective bargaining."We recognize the past few weeks have been difficult for our organization...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Health care Health care provider Unfair labor practice National Labor Relations Act National Labor Relations Board Trade union Management Healthcare
CTU sets dates for 2nd strike authorization vote
The Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday set dates for a second strike authorization vote later this month. CTU officials said its House of Delegates approved a "strike re-authorization" vote that will be taken through petitions beginning Sept. 21 and running through at least Sept. 23. The vote...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Trade union Rod Blagojevich Rahm Emanuel Voting Democratic Party Pension White House Chief of Staff Northwestern University
Two youths hacked to death in Bandarban
Two youths have been hacked to death in Bandarban's Roangchharhi.
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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
At Labor Day parade, cheers for Johnny Doc
The applause echoed under the I-95 bridge Monday as more than 350 union electricians cheered on their leader, John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty, at a gathering before the annual Labor Day parade.
403 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Trade union Strike action Labour Day International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Electrician Labor Day Carnival
Designed to land jobs, union fund now a lure for the FBI
When the FBI raided the headquarters of powerful labor leader John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty and hauled out hundreds of cartons of records, they made sure to grab those of an obscure union subsidy program called "market recovery."
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Trade union General contractor Employment Wage Money United States Department of Labor
State university faculty union voting on whether to strike
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Faculty at Pennsylvania's 14 state universities are voting on whether to authorize a strike. The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties announced the vote last month. The faculty vote began Wednesday and is scheduled to end on Friday. Coaches belonging to the union are ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Pennsylvania College Trade union University Higher education Jon Stewart Strike action Madrasah
EDITORIAL: Station union vote
Why didn’t Culinary try this years ago?
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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
Lawmakers table privatization of $1.6 billion insurance fund
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana lawmakers have tabled a proposal seeking to dismantle and privatize the state's massive workers compensation system, saying the matter is too daunting to take up in the waning days of the legislative session. Instead, a Senate Committee decided on Friday to take more time to ...
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Harford County deputies' collective bargaining bill passes state House, moves to Senate
Some Harford County Sheriff's Office employees are closer to getting the right to collective bargaining after the House of Delegates passed a piece of state legislation late last week. The bill, championed by the Harford County's House delegation, would give Sheriff's Office law enforcement deputies...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Police Sheriff Baltimore County Maryland Harford County Maryland Collective bargaining Coroner Constable Trade union
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
Perez and Ellison pick up more labor endorsements in DNC race

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Battle brews on extending T’s Pacheco Law waiver
Gov. Charlie Baker said last week that the MBTA’s Fiscal Management and Control Board should stick around well past its current 2018 expiration date — but another major reform at the T isn’t getting the same latitude.The 2015 budget that created the control board — along with the option of extending it to 2020 — also included a three-year waiver exempting the MBTA from the Pacheco Law, which gave the agency more freedom to explore private contracts for what’s currently public work.
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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...
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LETTER: Nevada state Sen. Patricia Farley betrayed voters with party switch
If she felt she couldn’t keep her word and work with Republicans, the only ethical and honorable thing to have done was resign.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Republican Party United States Senate Democratic Party United States House of Representatives John McCain Barbara Boxer Trade union George W. Bush
Rauner scores victory over AG Madigan, state workers will keep getting paid during impasse
State employees will continue to be paid in full after a downstate judge Thursday opted to keep checks flowing during Illinois' historic 20-month budget stalemate.St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert LeChien rejected a request from Attorney General Lisa Madigan that he undo a previous ruling,...
23 points by Chicago Tribune | Lisa Madigan Supreme Court of the United States Appeal United States Government Michael Madigan Trade union Collective bargaining
Right-to-work bill gets House vote this morning
Dozens of union workers have gathered outside the State House this morning holding signs in opposition of so-called right-to-work legislation. “This bill is deceiving in name,” said Aaron Sturup, a 26-year-old from Derry who is a member of a carpenters’ union. “It enables other workers on the job to...
8861 points by Concord Monitor | Trade union Democratic Party Vermont United States House of Representatives Collective bargaining Massachusetts National Labor Relations Act State
UAW steps up efforts with foreign automakers, Tesla
The UAW is escalating organizing activity in several areas, including Tesla in California and Nissan in Mississippi        
137 points by Detroit Free Press | Trade union General Motors Ford Motor Company Law Automotive industry Chrysler Volkswagen Group Human rights
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
Last straw: Inside Puzder's withdrawl
In the end, Andrew Puzder had too much baggage -- both personal and professional -- to be confirmed as President Donald Trump's Cabinet.
1473 points by CNN | Party leaders of the United States Senate United States Senate Democratic Party Mitch McConnell Republican Party Trade union Harry Reid United States Department of Labor
Boeing workers maintain South's anti-unionization history
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Production workers at Boeing's South Carolina plant voted Wednesday not to join the Machinists, maintaining southern reluctance toward unionization.
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Boeing workers maintain South's anti-unionization history
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Production workers at Boeing's South Carolina plant voted Wednesday not to join the Machinists, maintaining southern reluctance toward unionization.Vote totals weren't immediately available. Under NLRB rules, workers must wait a year before another union vote. In a statement, Machinists organizer Mike Evans said the union was disappointed with the vote but vowed to stay in close touch with Boeing workers to figure out next steps.
43 points by Boston Herald | Trade union Southern United States Collective bargaining Democratic Party South Carolina United States American Civil War North Carolina
UAW steps up organizing efforts with automakers
The UAW is escalating organizing activity in several areas, including Tesla in California and Nissan in Mississippi        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Trade union General Motors Ford Motor Company Law Automotive industry Chrysler Volkswagen Group Human rights
Right to work’s fate uncertain in GOP-controlled House
Mother nature could play an outsized role in whether New Hampshire becomes the next so-called right-to-work state.The House vote today on the union-targeting legislation is expected to be razor thin. An overnight snowstorm that could dump up to a foot of snow on some communities may alter attendance...
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Labor unions take victory lap after Puzder withdrawal
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said “the power of collective action” had taken Puzder down.
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Will Boeing workers defy South’s anti-unionization history?
Nearly 3,000 production workers at Boeing's South Carolina plant are deciding whether they want to unionize.
-2 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Trade union Southern United States Collective bargaining United States Employment North Carolina Democratic Party South Carolina
Talk it out: Should Ohio become a 'right to work' state?
We invite readers to comment on whether Ohio should join the growing ranks of states limiting unions and collective bargaining. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Legislation has been introduced for a second time that would allow Ohio to join the growing ranks of states limiting union membership and collective bargaining. The measure was placed before state lawmakers Monday. If passed, Ohio would become the 29th state to pass a law making it a "right-to-work" state. Rep. John Becker, a Clermont County Republican, introduced House Bill 53 Monday, which would allow public sector employees to opt out of joining a union and paying dues. Unions can, also, opt out of representing employees who don't join. How do you feel about this controversial effort? Join us today from 10 a.m. to noon for a pre-curated discussion on this topic. Information on how these discussions work can be found below. In an article Monday, cleveland.com reporter Jackie Borchardt quoted the bill's sponsor saying, "the question is no longer if Ohio joins the chorus of right to work states, but when." Borchardt also wrote that "state legislators in the GOP-controlled General Assembly have been cool to enacting restrictions on labor unions" since 2011 - the year Gov. John Kasich signed Senate Bill 5, which greatly restricted collective bargaining rights for public union employees. Ohio voters overwhelmingly repealed the law. Legislative leaders from both parties have questioned the need for the legislation, since it lowers union membership and wages and doesn't lead to job growth, as promised. Comments on this topic will be reviewed by a moderator before they are published. In our Talk it Out pre-curated conversation, comments are published after they are reviewed -- promptly -- to ensure they adhere to our community rules, which prohibit indecent, hateful, abusive or harassing comments, personal attacks, vulgar nicknames, personal information including telephone numbers and addresses, email addresses belonging to others, anything inciting criminal behavior and copyrighted material for which you do not own the rights. Comments that are not on the topic of this discussion will not be published. Criticism is fine, as long as it is respectful. We seek a robust and courteous discussion.
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Boeing vote tells next chapter in Southern unionization
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Nearly 3,000 production workers at Boeing's South Carolina plant are deciding Wednesday on whether they want to unionize, writing the next chapter in efforts to organize labor in large manufacturing plants across the South.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Southern United States Trade union United States North Carolina Collective bargaining American Civil War Tennessee Confederate States of America
Unable to pass own spending plan, Rauner to weigh in on Senate version during Wednesday budget speech
After staying away from a controversial Senate budget blueprint for the last month, Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday is expected to nod toward the stalled framework as a potential way forward to break state government's unprecedented stalemate. The Republican governor offered a preview of his third...
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In S.C., Boeing goes all out to defeat Wednesday's vote on union
At a Monday rally in a North Charleston hotel conference room, South Carolina state Rep. David Mack, D, looked out on about a hundred supporters of the long-shot campaign to unionize the city's Boeing plant. Noting the aggressive opposition from management and the state business lobby, including...
176 points by Chicago Tribune | Trade union Southern United States South Carolina Boeing South Carolina State University Washington United States American Civil War
Kenyan doctors' union officials jailed over strike
Doctors' union cancels government talks after officials are hit with 30-day jail term over strike at public hospitals.
227 points by Al Jazeera English | Raila Odinga Jomo Kenyatta Kenya Trade union Mwai Kibaki Orange Democratic Movement Physician Nairobi
'Right-to-work' bill introduced in Ohio House
Rep. John Becker, a Clermont County Republican, reintroduced a "right-to-work" bill that would eliminate "fair share" or agency fees for public sector employees who choose not to join a union. Rep. John Becker, R-Union TownshipOhio House of Representatives  COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Legislation that would make Ohio a "right-to-work" state is back, but it's unclear how far the controversial measure will go after voters rejected a prior effort to scale back public union bargaining rights. Rep. John Becker, a Clermont County Republican, introduced the latest iteration on Monday with the support of 12 House Republicans. Under House Bill 53, public sector employees could opt out of joining a union or paying dues. Conversely, unions could opt out from representing employees who don't join. Currently, employees cannot be required to join unions. But state law allows collective bargaining agreements to require "fair share" or agency fees. The fees are lower than union member dues payments and cannot be used for services beyond contract negotiations. "Under this bill unions are protected from representing employees who choose to opt out, allowing them to become stronger because those who remain will be the ones who are committed to their cause," Becker said in a press release. Twenty-eight states have passed laws eliminating union membership or fair share requirements, including neighboring Indiana, Michigan, West Virginia and Kentucky. "The question is no longer if Ohio joins the chorus of right to work states, but when," Becker said. But state legislators in the GOP-controlled General Assembly have been cool to enacting restrictions on labor unions in the public or private sector since 2011. That year, Gov. John Kasich signed Senate Bill 5, which greatly restricted collective bargaining rights for public union employees. Voters overwhelmingly repealed the law. Kasich, a Republican, has said right to work not on his agenda and taken the fight over Senate Bill 5 as a cue not to pursue the issue. Last month, legislative leaders from both parties questioned the need for right-to-work legislation. Opponents say right-to-work laws lower union membership and wages and don't lead to job growth as promised.
11081 points by The Plain Dealer | Collective bargaining Trade union Union shop Organizational studies and human resource management Employment Legislature Democratic Party Republican Party
Letter: Orwell and right-to-work
Orwell andright-to-workGeorge Orwell’s 1984 was on my mind as I spent hours waiting to testify against the so-called right-to-work bill when it was heard before Senate and House committees. That so many supporters of organized labor packed Representatives Hall made the long wait worthwhile, although...
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Kenyan judge orders officials from doctors' union to be jailed
NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan judge on Monday ordered that officials from the national doctors' union be jailed for one month amid an ongoing strike over pay and conditions in public hospitals.
-2 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters Strike action News agency Ballistic missile Trade union Jomo Kenyatta Physician
Rookie Brooklyn conductor leads fight against MTA contract deal
Thompson may be new to the tracks, but he's running an aggressive campaign for the group's rank-and-file members to vote down the contract.
855 points by Daily News | 2005 New York City transit strike Transport Workers Union of America Conductor Train Railroad engineer Strike action Trade union Roger Toussaint
Union leader John 'Johnny Doc' Dougherty gets a radio show on 1210 AM

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Agreement reached in 3-month-old strike at NY plant
WATERFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Union officials have announced a tentative contract agreement that could end a three-month strike at an upstate New York chemical plant. Dennis Trainor, vice president for CWA District One, said Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office helped mediate the dispute between 700 union workers and Momentive Performance ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | New York Kirsten Gillibrand United States Democratic Party Trade union Chuck Schumer George Pataki Upstate New York
Bill to repeal key school accountability law destined for death
Democrats aren’t wasting any time trying to overturn Republican reforms from 2015.
5 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Trade union High school Collective bargaining New Orleans United States Senate Nevada Education Teacher
State controller stands in the rain with striking plant workers
Icy rain didn’t keep State Controller Thomas DiNapoli from joining striking union workers outside an upstate chemical plant Tuesday.
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Murders skyrocket, morgues overflowing after police goes on strike in Brazil
The southeastern Brazilian state of Espirito Santo has been plagued by violence since police went on strike there. Reports of dozens of murders, looting and arson forced authorities to shut down malls and dispatch troops to the state. Read Full Article at RT.com
369 points by Russia Today | Brazil Police Police officer Trade union Constable Strike action Espírito Santo Police brutality