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  • Chumbolones stand tall in Chicago mayoral election

     Chumbolones stand tall in Chicago mayoral election
    Take a bow, Chumbolone Nation. I knew you could do it. You've made Chicago a national political story simply by standing up for yourselves. When I asked you over the weekend to consider the impossible and force a mayoral runoff, an amazing thing...
  • GOP ends right-to-work hearing early, enraging unions

    Republicans on the state Senate's labor committee ended a public hearing on contentious right-to-work legislation early and sent it on to the full Senate Tuesday, enraging dozens of people who had been waiting all day to speak and sparking a demonstration...
  • Lemle wins re-election as Howard teachers union president

    Lemle wins re-election as Howard teachers union president
    Howard County educators have re-elected Paul Lemle to serve a final, two-year term as president of the county teachers union. Lemle, who has held the position for the past four years, was challenged by Maryland Teacher of the Year Jody Zepp, a...
  • Youngstown State faculty, trustees approve new contract

    Faculty members at a northeast Ohio university have a new contract after months of negotiations. Trustees at Youngstown State University on Tuesday approved the contract that calls for a wage freeze this year, then 1 and 2 percent raises over the next...
  • Protest ends in 1 arrest after hearing cut short

    All is quiet at the Wisconsin Capitol after hundreds protested a Senate committee vote approving a right-to-work bill. Hundreds gathered outside the Senate chamber Tuesday night before the Senate labor committee voted 3-1 in favor of the measure....
  • Police chief vows to stay despite no-confidence vote

     Police chief vows to stay despite no-confidence vote
    A bouquet of flowers sit in a vase on the desk of Western Springs Police Chief Pamela Church, a show of support from area police chiefs. It is a constant reminder of the backing she has gotten since officers and sergeants in her own department issues...
  • Brazil unions sue McDonald's, try to block new stores

    Brazilian labor unions are suing McDonald's and its local franchisee Arcos Dourados for allegedly violating labor laws for at least 30 years. The suit filed Monday in Brasilia also seeks to prevent McDonald's from opening new stores until it complies...
  • FairPoint workers fear contractors caused mess during strike

    FairPoint's unionized workers fear they'll find a mess when they return Wednesday from a four-month strike in which replacement workers handled call center duties and maintained the telecommunications network in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. There...
  • Wisconsin legislative committee approves right-to-work bill

    The state Senate's labor committee has approved a Republican right-to-work bill, sending the measure on to the full Senate for a vote. The GOP-controlled committee voted 3-1 along party lines to approve the bill after listening to more than eight hours...
  • Clearing cargo backlog at Southland ports may take three months

    Clearing cargo backlog at Southland ports may take three months
    Southern California port officials say it could take up to three months to clear cargo that piled up during a labor dispute that threatened to cripple West Coast commerce. On Friday, shipping companies and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union...
  • 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...