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  • Crowded field seeks to lead steelworkers union at Newport News Shipbuilding

    Crowded field seeks to lead steelworkers union at Newport News Shipbuilding
    Unionized steelworkers at Newport News Shipbuilding will have plenty of choices Tuesday as they select a president to lead them for the next three years. The top ballot at United Steelworkers Local 8888 has five candidates, including the incumbent...
  • Unfilled positions are budget savers for city's fire, police chiefs

    Unfilled positions are budget savers for city's fire, police chiefs
    Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop needs $23,000 to replace computers in some of his officers' cars. He might find that money by keeping vacant jobs open. It's a budget saving strategy that concerns some city officials. Mayor Mike Pantelides'...
  • Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 reaches deal with union

    Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 has reached a contract settlement with its education support union members. Teachers and staff at IU-20 had been working without a contract since their four-year deals expired more than a year ago. Charlene Brennan,...
  • Darden says seafood free of slave labor

    Darden says seafood free of slave labor
    Darden Restaurants is confident seafood from supplier Thai Union did not involve forced labor, a company spokesman said last week. An Associated Press investigation published in March said a supplier of Thai Union imprisoned fisherman on boats...
  • Trade workers set to benefit from Gov. Jerry Brown's project list

    Trade workers set to benefit from Gov. Jerry Brown's project list
    At his recent groundbreaking for the state's high-speed train, Gov. Jerry Brown paused while extolling the project to laud the union workers who will build it. "You've got to put something in the ground," Brown said, riffing on what drives economic...
  • State Looking For National Role In Union-Backed Bill

    HARTFORD — Connecticut gained widespread attention in recent years as a national leader in Democratic circles by increasing the minimum wage and passing a first-in-the-nation statewide mandate for paid sick days for some service employees....
  • A Stable Jobs Picture For Pratt & Whitney In Connecticut

    A Stable Jobs Picture For Pratt & Whitney In Connecticut
    Pratt & Whitney executives don't talk much about job totals in Connecticut as they describe the company's new engines, market strategies and technologies. In the long run, it's a sensitive topic, as employment in the home state has slipped slowly —...
  • Union caucus recommends dockworkers approve tentative contract

    Union caucus recommends dockworkers approve tentative contract
    A dockworkers caucus recommended that union members approve a tentative labor agreement with shipping companies that ended months of labor strife at West Coast ports. Seventy-eight percent of caucus delegates voted Friday for approval of the five-year...
  • Federal agents raid offices of cement workers union

    Federal agents have raided the offices of a Southern California cement workers union and its employee benefit trusts as part of a long-running criminal investigation of the labor organization’s leader, according to people familiar with the probe....
  • Broward teachers, district reach deal on long-awaited raises

    Broward teachers, district reach deal on long-awaited raises
    The Broward school district and its teachers union have finally reached an agreement to give 14,000 teachers their promised pay hikes. The deal, announced Friday, would give tenured teachers an average salary increase of $1,300 for the 2014-15 school...
  • Employers at Disney agree to $10 hourly minimum

    Employers at Disney agree to $10 hourly minimum
    Two companies that employ restaurant workers within Disney World have agreed to raise their pay to $10 an hour by 2017. Unite Here Local 737, a union that represents the 400 workers, has announced the pay agreement with Palmas Services and Patina...
  • Philly airport workers strike, protest wages and benefits

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A few dozen baggage handlers, airplane cleaners and other non-union workers went on strike at Philadelphia's airport Thursday, demanding higher wages, benefits and an end to what they say are unfair labor practices. Workers...