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  • Annapolis grapples with seven-hour work day for employees

    Annapolis grapples with seven-hour work day for employees
    Annapolis' elected officials are watching the clock. More than 23 percent of the city's 528 full-time employees have 35-hour work weeks. That anomaly — bound in a union contract — has aldermen and the mayor contemplating ways the city can...
  • Union protection

    I see that Gov. Bruce Rauner has decided to deny “fair share” payments to unions that represent nonunion workers. Really! Is this the biggest problem Illinois is facing? Is Rauner really the ideologue that people accused him of being before...
  • BP, striking union workers clash over safety issues at refinery

    BP, striking union workers clash over safety issues at refinery
    Striking BP Whiting Refinery employees cite safety as a key issue in the negotiations between the United Steelworkers and oil companies, and they say they don't have to look further back than Wednesday or beyond their own plant as proof that their...
  • History mugged in recent Pullman coverage

     History mugged in recent Pullman coverage
    If, as they say, truth is the first victim of war, then Chicago has demonstrated a corollary: During a hard-fought mayoral election, history takes a mugging. President Barack Obama's recent visit occasioned a refashioning of local lore into a...
  • Despite West Coast ports' labor deal, normality not yet on horizon

    Despite West Coast ports' labor deal, normality not yet on horizon
    West Coast ports are emerging from the most contentious labor dispute in more than a decade, but lingering resentment and structural problems may complicate a return to normality. Activity picked up Saturday at Western harbors after the dockworkers...
  • MLB makes small pace of game changes, passes on bigger steps

    MLB makes small pace of game changes, passes on bigger steps
    NEW YORK — Major League Baseball is making some changes designed to speed games but won't implement more radical proposals this year. The league and the players' union announced an agreement Friday to enforce the rule requiring a hitter to keep at...
  • 2 sides in West Coast ports labor dispute reach tentative contract

    2 sides in West Coast ports labor dispute reach tentative contract
    Negotiators reached a tentative contract covering West Coast dockworkers on Friday evening, likely ending a protracted labor dispute that snarled international trade at seaports handling about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually. The breakthrough came...
  • Shipping lines and dockworkers reach deal; port shutdown averted

    Shipping lines and dockworkers reach deal; port shutdown averted
    Shipping companies and dockworkers reached a tentative deal late Friday on a new labor contract, avoiding a shutdown of 29 ports that would have choked off trade through the West Coast. The agreement, which still needs approval from union members and...
  • Chicagoans still planning for Obama immigration order

     Chicagoans still planning for Obama immigration order
    Illinois immigration activists Tuesday blasted a federal judge's decision that temporarily blocks President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, which aimed to spare as many as 5 million people in the U.S. from deportation. U.S. Rep. Luis...
  • Oily chess game continues with BP strike

    Oily chess game continues with BP strike
    A union contractor tradesman who's working inside the BP Whiting refinery plant has joined dozens of other workers who've contacted me since United Steelworkers union members joined a national strike on Feb. 7. The tradesman is not a member of USW and...
  • With deal, West Coast seaports tackle huge cargo backlog

    With deal, West Coast seaports tackle huge cargo backlog
    Dockworkers along the West Coast began the monthslong task Saturday of clearing seaports of cargo that was caught up in a contract feud between their union and employers. Parked off the Southern California coast is a flotilla of ships bulging with...
  • Labor Secretary Perez sets Friday deadline in port dispute

    Labor Secretary Perez sets Friday deadline in port dispute
    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez has set a Friday deadline for shipping companies and the dockworkers union to end a long-running labor dispute that has clogged West Coast ports. Contract talks between the the Pacific Maritime Assn., which represents...