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  • Speak Out

    Bruce Rauner feels that it is unfair for non-union workers to have money deducted from their checks to help pay for their union-negotiated contract. I almost fell off my chair laughing when I read in the Southtown that the governor has ordered the "fair...
  • APNewsBreak: Ex-Tamms inmate accused in prison stabbing

    APNewsBreak: Ex-Tamms inmate accused in prison stabbing
    A convicted murderer who was among the last inmates incarcerated at the now-closed Tamms supermaximum-security prison stabbed three prison guards at another penitentiary with a homemade knife Monday, the Illinois Department of Corrections said. The...
  • Baltimore longshoremen sue national union for control ahead of contract vote

    Baltimore longshoremen sue national union for control ahead of contract vote
    Just days before another vote on a port labor contract, dozens of Baltimore dockworkers alleged in a federal lawsuit that national union officials illegally wrested control of their local chapter and thinned its ranks to push through an unfavorable...
  • Russian police detain union members protesting VW layoffs

    A Russian union official said Monday that 15 members have been briefly detained by police as tensions rise in disputes involving Volkswagen and Peugeot factories. Dmitry Trudovoi of the MPRA union said the 15 were detained Saturday while meeting at the...
  • UAW prepares to set strategy for contract talks

    DETROIT For the United Automobile Workers union, 2015 will be a year of managing great expectations borne out of a recovering economy after years of sacrifices during tougher times. And negotiations will occur against a backdrop that includes the...
  • Emanuel tries to counter Republican donor criticism with 'love' ads

    Emanuel tries to counter Republican donor criticism with 'love' ads
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday sought to deflect criticism about his $20 million campaign fund stocked with six-figure contributions from wealthy Republican donors by highlighting the support he's received from several unions. The mayor joined members...
  • Jerry Warren, former White House press secretary, dies at 84

    Jerry Warren, the editor of San Diego's largest newspaper for 20 years and a White House press secretary during the Nixon and Ford administrations, has died. He was 84. Warren died Friday at a hospital in Arlington, Virginia, after entering hospice...
  • Republicans push for union support

    The labor union members did not boo the Republicans. Instead, hundreds of firefighters offered polite applause or silence to GOP White House prospects Tuesday at a union-backed presidential forum, a Washington event that highlighted organized labor's...
  • Illinois unions ramp up to thwart 'right to work'

     Illinois unions ramp up to thwart 'right to work'
    In the wake last week of Wisconsin becoming the 25th right-to-work state, Illinois unions say they're girding for battle by strengthening ties with allies and ramping up lobbying efforts. Illinois is surrounded by states that have adopted right-to-...
  • Hard-working unions

    After reading “Defending unions against their detractors” (Perspective, March 18), by professor Robert Bruno, I wondered if unions truly deserve the negative rhetoric usually held in reserve for terrorists and their ilk? Or are their members...
  • State pact with State Police ends longevity pay, boosts pay

    The Malloy administration and Connecticut State Police Union have agreed to a tentative contract raising pay by 9 percent over three years and abolishing additional pay based on length of service. Representatives of both sides called the agreement fair....
  • Icahn likens casino union to mobsters demanding 'protection'

    Ratcheting up his war of words with Atlantic City's main casino union, billionaire investor Carl Icahn on Thursday likened the group to mobsters demanding protection from merchants in return for not getting bricks through their windows. In a letter to...