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  • Homer 33C supt. shaking up pay raise system

    Homer 33C supt. shaking up pay raise system
    First-year Superintendent Kara Coglianese plans to end blanket raises for administrators and institute merit bonuses in Homer Community Consolidated School District 33C. The move comes after school board members balked last May at a proposed 4.175...
  • Under attack, unions show new creativity and militancy

    Under attack, unions show new creativity and militancy
    One consequence of the steady decline of unions in America is that we've forgotten what little we used to know about what organized labor even means. Union members are often depicted as lazy and overpaid, and job actions as a threat to the livelihoods...
  • Rally against Wisconsin anti-union measure smaller than 2011

    Thousands of Wisconsin union workers rallied at the Capitol Saturday to protest a "right-to-work" proposal that would outlaw the mandatory payment of union dues, but the crowd was much smaller than those in 2011 against Gov. Scott Walker's law stripping...
  • Coal region split as new law pits owners against workers

    Mike Caputo, one of the top Democrats in the West Virginia legislature, began working in the state's coal mines at age 19. It helped put his kids through school, he said, and helped him pay for his family home. Now Caputo, who is still involved with...
  • 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...
  • How Christie's budget changes transportation funding debate

    Gov. Chris Christie made headlines on the state's beleaguered Transportation Trust Fund this week by not mentioning it in his 25-minute budget address, drawing the ire of many interest groups pushing for a long-term fix to the fund. But for residents and...
  • 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...
  • LA teachers, union leaders rally amid stalled talks

    Dressed in red and raising signs into the air, thousands of teachers filled a downtown Los Angeles park on Thursday in demand of higher wages and smaller class sizes amid stalled contract negotiations. "Everybody in this country is watching this...
  • 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...
  • Broward teachers face longer wait for pay hikes

    Broward teachers face longer wait for pay hikes
    Salary talks between the Broward school district and its teachers union have come to an abrupt halt after the district declared an impasse. That means Broward County's more than 14,000 teachers will have to wait even longer for their much-anticipated...
  • Plainfield teacher seeks no-contact order against student

    Plainfield teacher seeks no-contact order against student
    A Plainfield Central High School teacher is seeking a no-contact, no-stalking order against a student she says threatened to stab her. The 16-year-old student was suspended for 10 days earlier this month following the discovery of a threat posted on...
  • Scott Walker, GOP presidential hopeful, is poised to sign Wisconsin's right-to-work law

    Scott Walker, GOP presidential hopeful, is poised to sign Wisconsin's right-to-work law
    Sometime in the next few weeks, Wisconsin will likely become the 25th state to get a right-to-work law, opposed by organized labor because it eliminates the requirement that workers must pay union fees. For Gov. Scott Walker, who ignited a spate of...