| Jan 23, 2015
| 3:00 AM
There's something eminently straightforward about President Obama's State of the Union proposal to raise taxes on the richest Americans and boost income for the middle class. Robin Hood had the same idea, and the Republican Party has endlessly declared it...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 1:26 PM
WHITING--Contract talks between BP and United Steelworkers Union Local 7-1 are once again going down to the wire in what one top-ranking union official said could be one of the toughest negotiations in years.
The 1,085 union members continued to work...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 3:32 PM
Plainfield teachers Thursday night approved a new three-year contract.
The vote – 1,078 in favor to 554 opposed – comes three months after teachers voted down another proposed contract. Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 5:45 PM
Last year was a very good one for Major League Soccer.
Average attendance topped 19,000 a game for the first time, and new TV deals guaranteed MLS a record $90 million in broadcast fees over each of the next eight seasons. The league disbanded...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 11:06 AM
The first nationwide strike at U.S. oil refineries since 1980 is spreading to two BP plants in the Midwest.
The United Steelworkers union notified BP Plc. that workers at refineries in Ohio and Indiana went on strike late Saturday night, joining a...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 11:08 AM
Union membership in the U.S. rose by less than 1 percent in 2014 to 14.6 million, according to figures released Friday by the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.
But as a percentage of the workforce, union representation of workers fell...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Ford Motor said it will move 300 to 500 workers, mostly in Chicago, into a higher pay grade to meet requirements under its labor agreement with the United Auto Workers union.
Wages for those workers will increase by about $9, to $28.50 per hour, Ford...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 8:38 AM
MIDDLETOWN — City officials are awaiting an arbitration hearing on a grievance filed by a city employee after she was passed over as a nominee to be director of recreation and community services.
Debra Stanley has been the acting recreation...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 3:28 PM
The California Nurses Assn. announced Saturday that it has called off plans for a strike next week against Kaiser Permanente after reaching a tentative contract agreement for 18,000 of its members in Northern and Central California.
| Jan 29, 2015
| 7:17 PM
The Allentown Education Association blasted the school district's administration and called for an independent audit to determine how an extra $11 million ended up in the district's fund balance. But administrators have a point-by-point explanation for...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 2:25 PM
More than 200 Easton Hospital workers have unionized and reached their first labor contract that includes pay raises, a health care cost freeze and other benefits.
"Our main reason for organizing is we really want to have a say in our patients' care,"...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 8:14 PM
The registered nurses union at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg approved a contract Thursday, averting a threatened srike, the union announced late Thursday.
Talks between the JNESO union and Monroe County's only hospital had for months focused...