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  • A West Coast ports pact is long past due

    A West Coast ports pact is long past due
    U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez arrived in California this week to help revive stalled contract talks between international shipping companies and the dockworkers union, a stalemate that has nearly paralyzed West Coast ports. Let's hope Perez can talk...
  • As port dispute drags on, labor secretary urges 'immediate agreement'

    As port dispute drags on, labor secretary urges 'immediate agreement'
    Contract talks between shipping companies and the dockworkers union are expected to continue Thursday, as the Obama administration seeks to avoid a costly shutdown of 29 West Coast ports.  On Wednesday, Labor Secretary Tom Perez met with representatives...
  • Backlog of cargo ships at L.A., Long Beach ports grows amid labor dispute

    Backlog of cargo ships at L.A., Long Beach ports grows amid labor dispute
    More cargo ships piled up at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports Monday as Labor Secretary Thomas Perez prepared to meet with shipping companies and the dockworkers union to revive stalled contract talks. The labor dispute all but closed the San...
  • BP Oil Refinery workers mantra: 'Profits over safety'

    BP Oil Refinery workers mantra: 'Profits over safety'
    "Profits over safety." This is the picket line mantra of the BP Oil Refinery workers who've been striking outside the Whiting plant since Feb. 7, joining other union workers from across the country. "The only thing that BP cares about is the bottom...
  • Wisconsin Assembly committee takes up right-to-work bill

    Testimony has begun at a public hearing on Wisconsin's right-to-work bill, after the measure rapidly passed the Senate last week. The state Assembly labor committee's hearing is set to last 10 hours, and the gallery in the hearing room was full when...
  • Federal mediator brought in to help avert MLS stoppage

    Federal mediator brought in to help avert MLS stoppage
    Representatives of Major League Soccer and its players union are meeting with a federal mediator this week in a last-ditch effort to complete a new collective bargaining agreement before the 2015 MLS season opens Friday. A league spokesman said Monday...
  • BP picketing outside, work inside continues

    BP picketing outside, work inside continues
    WHITING--Picketing United Steelworkers at the BP Whiting Refinery are continuing to receive support from other union members and the company is making life easier for their replacement workers, as the national strike against oil refineries continues...
  • Unions at opposite sides of debate about hospital chain sale

    Unions at opposite sides of debate about hospital chain sale
    Two powerful healthcare unions are slugging it out over the future of a chain of six struggling Catholic hospitals in California, including two in Los Angeles County. California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris is scheduled to decide this week whether to...
  • Why unions are still needed in the workplace

    Let’s continue to remember that unions are required by law to represent all employees in a union workplace, whether they are union members or not, and all benefit from union contracts. If only all corporations were bound to fairly represent all...
  • Baltimore longshoremen vote down another contract

    Baltimore longshoremen vote down another contract
    Members of the largest dockworkers union in Baltimore turned down a proposed local labor contract that had been tentatively agreed to by national union officials and representatives of Baltimore's port employers. This was not the first time members of...
  • Talk of the County: Mundelein commissioner removal was un-American

    Talk of the County: Mundelein commissioner removal was un-American
    Editor's Note: Talk of the County is a reader-generated column of opinions. If you see something you disagree with or think is incorrect, please tell us! Call us at (312) 222-4554 or email talkofthecounty@tribpub.com 'Diversity made America' On one...
  • Walker: Protesters prepared him to confront global terrorism

    Walker: Protesters prepared him to confront global terrorism
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday that his experience taking on thousands of protesters in his state helped prepare him to take on terrorists across the world. The likely Republican presidential contender sparked pointed criticism from labor...