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  • Faculty union confronts University of Delaware president

    A union representing professors is criticizing the University of Delaware president after he wrote an opinion piece saying smart students are looking for alternatives online and that faculty should lose some autonomy in course design. The News Journal...
  • Time to sever fiscally irresponsible Greece from its EU lifeline

    Instead of extending Greece's credit line for another four months, European officials should have cut Greece off from the financial lifeline it's been abusing. It would have sent the right message to other spendthrift governments, such as Italy, Portugal...
  • District 112 likely to avoid teachers' strike

    District 112 likely to avoid teachers' strike
    After more than nine months of negotiations, North Shore School District 112 teachers are close to having a new contract, according to district officials and union representatives. In a recent interview, Pamela Kramer, president of the North Shore...
  • 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...
  • GOP restart minimum wage debate with talk of tips

    House Republicans reignited a debate over the minimum wage Monday with a move to exempt some servers, bartenders and other tipped workers from future hikes — a likely non-starter for the Democrats in control of the Senate and governor's office....
  • Right-to-work court battles look tough for unions

    Wisconsin union leaders may not get much help from judges if they file a legal challenge to Republicans' right-to-work provisions, as courts have done little to weaken similar measures in other states. The proposal, which prohibits unions from reaching...
  • Unions see a comeback coming as wages stall, rich get richer

    After years of avoiding confrontation, the U.S. labor movement is reasserting itself. From the ports of Los Angeles to the car plants of Detroit, unions are demanding payback for sacrifices they say helped revive the economy. Oil workers have walked...
  • BP, striking union workers clash over safety issues at refinery

    BP, striking union workers clash over safety issues at refinery
    Striking BP Whiting Refinery employees cite safety as a key issue in the negotiations between the United Steelworkers and oil companies, and they say they don't have to look further back than Wednesday or beyond their own plant as proof that their...
  • Wisconsin union leaders say right to work hurts families

    Private and public-sector unions are joining together to stop a right-to-work bill that Republicans have put on a fast track to pass in the Wisconsin Legislature within days. Union leaders said at a Monday news conference that they are urging their...
  • Port of Oakland operations off to bumpy start

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Operations at the Port of Oakland are off to a bumpy start following a tentative agreement on a new dockworkers' contract. Day shifts on Sunday and Monday were shut down on the vessel unloading side over an apparent dispute about break...