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  • 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...
  • Most West Coast ports bustling again after labor deal

    Nearly all West Coast seaports began the work week with crews hustling to load and unload cargo ships that were held up amid a months-long dispute over a new contract for dockworkers. The exception Monday was the Port of Oakland, where problems persisted...
  • Union leaders vow to fight Walker on right to work in Wisconsin

    CHICAGO More than a dozen Wisconsin labor leaders said anti-union legislation supported by Gov. Scott Walker is being rushed through the legislature to discourage discussion. "If right to work was any good for this state, we wouldn't see it being tried...
  • Right-to-work court battles look tough for Wisconsin unions

    A labor expert says Wisconsin union leaders probably won't get much help from judges if they decide to challenge Republicans' new right-to-work provisions in court. Republicans who control the Legislature have fast-tracked a bill that would make...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Things to know about right-to-work proposal in Wisconsin

    The Republican-led Legislature is considering making Wisconsin a right-to-work state, in which unions would be prohibited from reaching labor deals with businesses that require private-sector workers to pay union fees. Here are things to know about the...
  • History mugged in recent Pullman coverage

     History mugged in recent Pullman coverage
    If, as they say, truth is the first victim of war, then Chicago has demonstrated a corollary: During a hard-fought mayoral election, history takes a mugging. President Barack Obama's recent visit occasioned a refashioning of local lore into a...
  • 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...