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  • Deputies get 2.85 percent raises per year in new contract

    Deputies get 2.85 percent raises per year in new contract
    The Lake County Board and the union representing 168 sheriff's deputies have come to an agreement on a three-year contract that provides a 2.85 percent raise in each year. County board members voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the deal with the...
  • Unionized Nursing Home Workers Lobby Legislature

    HARTFORD — Some of the 3,500 unionized nursing home workers who were ready to strike in April visited the legislature Tuesday to remind lawmakers that they are expecting higher Medicaid reimbursements so that their wages can rise, too. The strike...
  • Bethlehem settles police contract, fire could go to arbitration

    Bethlehem settles police contract, fire could go to arbitration
    With police officers sitting close by, Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez announced Monday the city settled a three-year contract with the police union, but the fire union last week rejected a similar contract. The mayor said the city will go into...
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum marks 70th anniversary of Victory Day

    Illinois Holocaust Museum marks 70th anniversary of Victory Day
    Statistics never tell history's complete story, but a widely-accepted figure in regard to the Allies' victory in World War II holds a solemn and sobering reality. Soviet losses in World War II are estimated around 26 million, a total reinforced by an...
  • First Union Contract for UConn GA's Approved In Committee

    First Union Contract for UConn GA's Approved In Committee
    HARTFORD — The General Assembly's appropriations committee approved the first union contract for graduate student employees at UConn in a straight party-line vote Monday. The contract, which includes 3 percent increases to stipends, a partial break...
  • Hillary Clinton returning to Nevada, scene of ugly 2008 primary battle

    In the long, bitter campaign fight between Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton, few states witnessed as much rancor as Nevada. The state's 2008 Democratic caucus, scheduled early in the race to boost its influence, yielded a federal lawsuit, a fight...
  • Pay raises proposed for airport contract workers

    Pay raises proposed for airport contract workers
    Airport service workers in Broward County would get raises under a proposal to extend the county's "living wage" ordinance. County Commissioners will consider the proposal Tuesday, at the urging of commissioner and Vice Mayor Martin David Kiar. If...
  • Unions protect bad teachers

    Unions protect bad teachers
    One of the important take-aways of the Freddie Gray tragedy and the Baltimore riots is the expanded awareness that while the police union does believe in the mission to "serve and protect" the public, their first priority is to serve and protect their...
  • City appeals Labor Board's ruling on union health care violation

    City appeals Labor Board's ruling on union health care violation
    Park Ridge officials said they will appeal a state board's ruling that says city officials violated the law by illegally changing the health care coverage plans of its public works employees without permission from the workers' union. City Manager Shawn...
  • Speak Out: Unions have lost their purpose

    Unions had a purpose back in the 1920s, but the only thing they do now is increase the prices that we pay for goods and services to the benefit of a small percentage of Illinois workers. When unions push for more money for their members, guess who ends up...
  • L.A. Unified teachers ratify three-year contract

    L.A. Unified teachers ratify three-year contract
    An overwhelming majority of teachers union members voted to ratify a three-year contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District, the union announced Friday. More than 97% of 25,407 educators who cast ballots favored the pact, which  includes a 10%...
  • Saucon Valley teachers, board near to arbitration

    Saucon Valley teachers, board near to arbitration
    If the Saucon Valley School Board doesn't agree to the latest contract proposal submitted by the teachers union , the two sides will enter nonbinding arbitration, said the district's labor attorney Jeffrey Sultanik. While Thursday night's six-hour...