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  • Opting out not an option for area students taking PARCC tests

    Opting out not an option for area students taking PARCC tests
    It was once considered a rare act of rebellion. But an increasing number of Illinois students are expected to ditch controversial standardized tests in Illinois this spring, according to parents, non-profit groups and teachers union officials. However,...
  • Despite enormous growth over 20 years, MLS is far from being mature

    Despite enormous growth over 20 years, MLS is far from being mature
    For four days last week, officials from Major League Soccer and its players' union stood on the edge of an abyss, grasped hands and prepared to jump. They had come together to negotiate a labor deal. Yet as talk of a strike intensified, it appeared they...
  • Baltimore longshore union purging rolls as contract dispute continues

    Baltimore longshore union purging rolls as contract dispute continues
    The trustee charged with restoring order to Baltimore's largest dockworkers union has sent letters informing an unknown number of people recently admitted to the local that their memberships are not valid. The International Longshoremen's Association...
  • LAPD officers win tentative contract with 8.2% raise

    LAPD officers win tentative contract with 8.2% raise
    Los Angeles' police officers on Friday secured a tentative contract agreement that would raise their pay by 8.2% over the next four years, the most generous package of concessions Mayor Eric Garcetti's administration has offered an employee union. If...
  • Oak Lawn must appeal decision on firefighter back pay

    On Feb, 27, the Daily Southtown ran a story regarding Oak Lawn firefighters and a state board ruling that ordered back pay of $3.2 million with a 7 percent interest rate compounded. Respectfully, immediate clarification is needed for all your readers, not...
  • Election sets stage for L.A. Unified battle

    Over the last few months, Los Angeles teachers union leaders have racked up a series of victories. They worked to push out Supt. John Deasy, elect a friendly candidate to the school board and win a ruling against a new evaluation system. But after...
  • Port workers' families denied medical claims, lawsuit says

    Port workers' families denied medical claims, lawsuit says
    The spouses of two West Coast dockworkers and a doctor have sued a union health insurance plan for longshoremen, alleging millions of dollars in legitimate unpaid claims in the last two years. The suit, which seeks class-action status, comes just...
  • L.A. Unified sides with farmworkers union in dispute with grower

    L.A. Unified sides with farmworkers union in dispute with grower
    The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday sided with United Farm Workers in its dispute with an agricultural firm, calling on the company to honor a labor contract. The vote was 6 to 0, with one abstention, and was greeted with rousing approval by...
  • Teamsters move closer to settlement with commercial producers

    Teamsters move closer to settlement with commercial producers
    It's looking less likely that members of Teamsters Local 399 will go on strike against commercial producers. After marathon negotiations that concluded at 2 a.m. Tuesday, negotiators for the Teamsters and the Assn. of Independent Commercial Producers...
  • Refs union backs female ref after Paul's 'personal' comments

    Refs union backs female ref after Paul's 'personal' comments
    NEW YORK — The union representing NBA referees defended official Lauren Holtkamp on Friday after "personal and unprofessional comments" by Clippers guard Chris Paul. Paul criticized the rookie referee Thursday, saying she might not be ready for...
  • BP Whiting workers stay on job as contract talks go on

    BP Whiting workers stay on job as contract talks go on
    Union employees continued to work at BP Whiting Refinery on a 24-hour rollover basis Tuesday as United Steelworkers officials reported no progress was made during renewed contract talks with Shell Oil Co. Monday night. According to USW spokeswoman Lynne...
  • UC doctors stage one-day strike at student-health clinics

    UC doctors stage one-day strike at student-health clinics
    About 125 doctors and dentists staged a one-day strike Tuesday at student health clinics at 10 UC campuses as part of a contract dispute between the union and the university system. UC officials said management doctors and others would provide...