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  • Orlando City goalkeeper Tally Hall talks CBA, potential work stoppage

    Orlando City goalkeeper Tally Hall talks CBA, potential work stoppage
    Goalkeeper Tally Hall is Orlando City’s union representative, and the MLS veteran had plenty to say about the issue of the collective bargaining agreement. A recent report in The Washington Post indicated that MLS and the players remain far...
  • 'Class war' themes resurface in party rhetoric

    'Class war' themes resurface in party rhetoric
    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...
  • U.S. union membership rose 1 percent in 2014

    U.S. union membership rose 1 percent in 2014
    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...
  • Note-taking dispute reportedly put audit of DWP trusts on hold

    Note-taking dispute reportedly put audit of DWP trusts on hold
    A long-awaited examination of how two controversial Los Angeles Department of Water and Power nonprofit trusts spent millions of ratepayer dollars stalled over a concern that auditors were taking too many notes, according to City Hall sources. Under a...
  • Workers at Easton Hospital unionize

    Workers at Easton Hospital unionize
    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,"...
  • 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...
  • Can councilmen who sued police union negotiate with managers? Foley wants A.G.'s opinion

    For more than a year, a lawsuit filed by two Costa Mesa councilmen against the police officers union has prevented them from negotiating the labor group's new employment contract. The conflict of interest was clear: Mayor Steve Mensinger and Mayor Pro...
  • 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&...
  • Norco hunting for a new solicitor

    As he ushered in new policies during his first year in office, Northampton County Executive John Brown made himself the target of the county controller, union officials and a former attorney who claimed to be illegally fired. Now, he'll have to find a...
  • State of Union: Florida senators, Central Florida congressmen weigh in

    State of Union: Florida senators, Central Florida congressmen weigh in
    Central Florida’s Congressional members – Democrats and Republicans – responded to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech with a little hope and a lot of cynicism that the stuff they like could actually get done....
  • Obama sounds populist themes in State of the Union

    President Barack Obama outlined an aggressive agenda in his State of the Union address Tuesday, drawing sharpcontrastswith the new Republican majority in Congress and setting the stagefor a tumultuous two years leading into the next presidential election....
  • 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...