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  • About 200 Roanoke postal jobs moving to North Carolina

    About 200 postal jobs are being shifted from Roanoke to Greensboro, North Carolina. The Roanoke Times reports (http://bit.ly/1GxUY1Q ) that employees of the U.S. Postal Service processing center in the city were told about the move this week. Carlton...
  • Rauner and union freeloaders

    Now that Gov. Bruce Rauner has made it possible for some state employees not to pay “fair share” union dues, can we assume that those who take advantage will refuse pay increases and other benefits negotiated by the unions to which they do not...
  • BP, union differ on Whiting refinery flare-ups

    BP, union differ on Whiting refinery flare-ups
    The BP Whiting Refinery reportedly had a third major flare-up in four days on Thursday, this time sending black smoke 100 feet into the air. "We can see it from the (union) hall," said a striking member of United Steelworkers Local 7-1 who answered...
  • NYC police sergeants union signs new labor contract

    Two months ago, amid a searing rift with City Hall, the president of the New York Police Department's sergeants union turned his back to Mayor Bill de Blasio and later called him "a total nincompoop." On Thursday, that union head, Edward Mullins, fixed a...
  • Easton inks new deal with police officers

    Easton inks new deal with police officers
    Easton signed a three-year contract Wednesday with the union representing its police department. The deal gives Easton police officers a 3 percent raise each year. It also increases their co-pays for doctor visits. "I would like to thank the police...
  • Charter school group is political force in L.A. Unified board election

    Charter school group is political force in L.A. Unified board election
    Los Angeles mayors once played the role of kingmaker in school board elections. Both Richard Riordan and Antonio Villaraigosa took on the teachers union, leading campaigns to raise money for favored candidates. When those candidates won, the mayors...
  • Don't blame unions for lack of jobs

    I am not a member of a union and never have been, but it is hard to watch a billionaire governor suggest that unions are responsible for Illinois’ lack of jobs. Years ago when I worked in the airline industry, only one company at the time didn&...
  • District 112 likely to avoid teachers' strike

    District 112 likely to avoid teachers' strike
    After more than nine months of negotiations, North Shore School District 112 teachers are close to having a new contract, according to district officials and union representatives. In a recent interview, Pamela Kramer, president of the North Shore...
  • Opting out of paying union dues

    Gov. Bruce Rauner’s executive action allowing state employees to opt out of paying union dues doesn’t go as far as he could have. He could also bar the state from having to collect dues for public employee unions by payroll deduction. Public...
  • Laborers Berate Bills That Would Ease 'Prevailing Wage' Rules

    Laborers Berate Bills That Would Ease 'Prevailing Wage' Rules
    MIDDLETOWN — Fifteen bills that would reduce the number of public construction projects that pay union wages inspired vehement opposition from hundreds of union construction workers, far more than could fit Tuesday night in a standing-room-only...
  • Unions push for contract talks at school board meeting

     Two unions representing service workers and teachers asked separately during a meeting of the school board Tuesday to push Newport-Mesa Unified School District officials toward contract talks, a task complicated by the recent firing of the district's...
  • Chumbolones stand tall in Chicago mayoral election

     Chumbolones stand tall in Chicago mayoral election
    Take a bow, Chumbolone Nation. I knew you could do it. You've made Chicago a national political story simply by standing up for yourselves. When I asked you over the weekend to consider the impossible and force a mayoral runoff, an amazing thing...