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  • Taylor teachers opposed to union win contract challenge

    A 10-year contract between a Detroit-area school district and employees was a "reckless" attempt to get around Michigan's right-to-work law and force teachers to keep paying union dues, a state labor board said Friday. In a 2-1 decision, the Michigan...
  • Note-taking dispute reportedly put audit of DWP trusts on hold

    Note-taking dispute reportedly put audit of DWP trusts on hold
    A long-awaited examination of how two controversial Los Angeles Department of Water and Power nonprofit trusts spent millions of ratepayer dollars stalled over a concern that auditors were taking too many notes, according to City Hall sources. Under a...
  • Union: General Mills to proceed with Pillsbury plant closure

    General Mills is pushing ahead with its planned closure of a southern Indiana Pillsbury plant and a neighboring business that together employ more than 400 workers under an agreement the company reached with the union that represents those workers, the...
  • W.Va. Senate clears compromise, drops prevailing wage repeal

    West Virginia senators passed a compromise Thursday to scale back the state's prevailing wage on public construction projects, switching from the full-blown repeal that Republicans had enough votes to pass. The GOP-led Senate voted 23-11 to change the...
  • Death toll of explosion on Brazilian oil ship rises to 5; 4 are missing

    Two bodies were found inside an oil ship that exploded off Brazil's coast, increasing the death toll to five, the oil workers union said Thursday. The Oil Workers Union of the state of Espirito Santo, where Wednesday's explosion took place, said rescue...
  • Alex Rodriguez meets with Yankees, apologizes for actions

    Alex Rodriguez meets with Yankees, apologizes for actions
    NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez met with top New York Yankees officials on Tuesday and apologized to the team as he prepares to report to spring training following his season-long suspension for violations of baseball's drug agreement and labor...
  • 1,100 natural gas utility workers on Long Island eye walkout

    A utility is making contingency plans in the event 1,100 workers who repair gas mains and help operate power plants across Long Island walk off the job when their contract expires at midnight Friday. "We have experienced management personnel from...
  • Ports to stop unloading cargo for four days amid labor dispute

    Ports to stop unloading cargo for four days amid labor dispute
    Shipping companies said they will stop unloading ships at West Coast ports for four of the next five days because they don’t want to pay overtime to workers they allege have deliberately slowed operations. The Pacific Maritime Assn., which...
  • Missouri House gives final approval to 'right-to-work' bill

    A statewide right-to-work measure passed in the Missouri House on Thursday, potentially setting the stage for an intense fight in the Senate where one Democrat who's a retired union member said she would "fall on her sword" to block it. The measure,...
  • Harris endorsements help fortify her against possible Villaraigosa run

    Harris endorsements help fortify her against possible Villaraigosa run
    In any other campaign, a labor union backing a Democrat for U.S. Senate would be routine. But the first to line up publicly behind state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris turned out to be the Los Angeles Police Protective League. The announcement Wednesday...
  • BP, striking union workers clash over safety issues at refinery

    BP, striking union workers clash over safety issues at refinery
    Striking BP Whiting Refinery employees cite safety as a key issue in the negotiations between the United Steelworkers and oil companies, and they say they don't have to look further back than Wednesday or beyond their own plant as proof that their...
  • Despite West Coast ports' labor deal, normality not yet on horizon

    Despite West Coast ports' labor deal, normality not yet on horizon
    West Coast ports are emerging from the most contentious labor dispute in more than a decade, but lingering resentment and structural problems may complicate a return to normality. Activity picked up Saturday at Western harbors after the dockworkers...