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  • Croatia's first woman president sworn in

    Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic was sworn in as Croatia's first female president on Sunday after a surprise election victory in the European Union's newest member state. The nationalist won the largely ceremonial presidency by edging liberal incumbent Ivo...
  • Backlog of cargo ships at L.A., Long Beach ports grows amid labor dispute

    Backlog of cargo ships at L.A., Long Beach ports grows amid labor dispute
    More cargo ships piled up at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports Monday as Labor Secretary Thomas Perez prepared to meet with shipping companies and the dockworkers union to revive stalled contract talks. The labor dispute all but closed the San...
  • Nevada Legislature Week 3: Square dance, wages dogs in bars

    Nevada lawmakers plan to hold more serious discussions on the state's finances during their third week, but they're not above a little fun and games. The agenda includes bills that would clear the way for more dogs to hang out in bars and saloons and a...
  • Bill would end union requirement for state workers

    A bill has been introduced in the Montana Legislature that would allow state employees the choice of whether to become a union member and that would end collection of union dues through the state payroll system. "It's a worker-freedom issue," said Rep....
  • Obama sends Labor secretary to California to jump-start port talks

    Obama sends Labor secretary to California to jump-start port talks
    President Obama is sending Labor Secretary Tom Perez to California to meet with ship owners and longshoremen involved in the ongoing labor dispute that threatens to shut down 29 West Coast ports, a White House advisor said Saturday. As Obama prepared to...
  • They lean Democratic, but one union likes Jeb Bush

    WASHINGTON Courting political power brokers at a recent closed-door meeting, Jeb Bush included one unlikely face. There among big names from the worlds of lobbying, fundraising and politics was one leader of a labor union, Harold Schaitberger, general...
  • Longtime Parkland teacher running for Allentown School Board

    Longtime Parkland teacher running for Allentown School Board
    A longtime Parkland School District teacher has announced her candidacy for the Allentown School Board. Audrey Mathison, an English teacher at Parkland for 40 years, announced Saturday she will be running for a board seat. "I'd like to apply my...
  • What is right to work, and how does it apply to Illinois workers?

     What is right to work, and how does it apply to Illinois workers?
    Right to work. You heard the phrase last week, when Gov. Bruce Rauner issued an executive order allowing some public employees who are not union members to refrain from paying dues. What is "right to work"? It's the right to work without paying union...
  • LeBron James excited for new role with NBA players' union

    LeBron James excited for new role with NBA players' union
    NEW YORK — LeBron James is ready to serve his peers. Unanimously elected as first vice president of the NBA Players Association on Friday, James said that upcoming talks with the league over revenue sharing prompted him to take office. The players...
  • New Mexico committee approves revamped right-to-work bill

    A New Mexico House committee Friday voted to approve a revamped right-to-work bill that tacks on an increase in the minimum wage from $7.50 to $8 an hour. After some heated exchanges in a six-hour session, the House Judiciary Committee voted 7-6 along...
  • NY gas workers agree on tentative contract; No strike

    A union spokesman for 1,100 gas and power workers on Long Island says a tentative contract has been reached, avoiding a strike. The spokesman for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1049 says the union has "broken the logjam" in...
  • United says it has tentative deal to outsource airport jobs

    United Airlines said Friday that it has a tentative agreement with a union to outsource about 1,150 airport jobs while sparing another 800 positions. The airline said that it plans to hire contractors to provide the work at 16 airports but will...