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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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&...
  • 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...
  • Benefits of unions

    Conservatives like Gov. Bruce Rauner often deride the “takers,” but when it comes to the issue of “fair share,” the true “takers” are those who refuse to join unions and object to union dues since they reap the benefits...
  • Return to work: Golan's workers claim win after six-month strike

    Return to work: Golan's workers claim win after six-month strike
    More than six months after workers at Skokie's Golan's Moving & Storage went on strike to try to win their first union contract, they returned to their jobs this month, claiming victory after agreeing to a three-year pact with the company. Dozens of...