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  • Second fight over union rights comes to Wisconsin

    The fight over union rights returns to Wisconsin this week, four years after a debate that sparked massive protests and catapulted Gov. Scott Walker onto the national political stage, setting up his likely presidential run. In 2011, the battle was over...
  • Madison mayor criticizes right-to-work bill

    Madison Mayor Paul Soglin is criticizing Wisconsin Republican lawmakers for putting a right-to-work bill on a fast track. Soglin held a news conference Saturday to condemn the bill. WKOW-TV (http://bit.ly/1BBCAWz ) reports Soglin said by fast-tracking...
  • Refinery workers strike spreads to biggest US location

    The first nationwide oil refinery strike in more than 30 years was poised to expand this weekend in a labor dispute that may start having more of an impact on the price consumers pay for gasoline. The United Steelworkers union said Saturday that...
  • MLB makes small pace of game changes, passes on bigger steps

    MLB makes small pace of game changes, passes on bigger steps
    NEW YORK — Major League Baseball is making some changes designed to speed games but won't implement more radical proposals this year. The league and the players' union announced an agreement Friday to enforce the rule requiring a hitter to keep at...
  • 2 sides in West Coast ports labor dispute reach tentative contract

    2 sides in West Coast ports labor dispute reach tentative contract
    Negotiators reached a tentative contract covering West Coast dockworkers on Friday evening, likely ending a protracted labor dispute that snarled international trade at seaports handling about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually. The breakthrough came...
  • Shipping lines and dockworkers reach deal; port shutdown averted

    Shipping lines and dockworkers reach deal; port shutdown averted
    Shipping companies and dockworkers reached a tentative deal late Friday on a new labor contract, avoiding a shutdown of 29 ports that would have choked off trade through the West Coast. The agreement, which still needs approval from union members and...
  • Oily chess game continues with BP strike

    Oily chess game continues with BP strike
    A union contractor tradesman who's working inside the BP Whiting refinery plant has joined dozens of other workers who've contacted me since United Steelworkers union members joined a national strike on Feb. 7. The tradesman is not a member of USW and...
  • Attorney general approves sale of 6 Catholic hospitals

    Attorney General Kamala Harris approved the sale of six nonprofit Catholic hospitals to a for-profit corporation on Friday, while imposing conditions that could unravel the deal. Harris approved the sale of hospitals operated by Daughters of Charity...
  • Labor Secretary Perez sets Friday deadline in port dispute

    Labor Secretary Perez sets Friday deadline in port dispute
    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez has set a Friday deadline for shipping companies and the dockworkers union to end a long-running labor dispute that has clogged West Coast ports. Contract talks between the the Pacific Maritime Assn., which represents...
  • Official at center of port dispute 'bewildered' by demand he be fired

    Official at center of port dispute 'bewildered' by demand he be fired
    The dock official whose future has been a sticking point in a labor dispute clogging West Coast ports said he is "bewildered" by union leaders' demand that he be fired as part of a contract agreement. In an interview with the Times, David Miller -- a...
  • Debate heats up over proposed changes to L.A. 99-seat theater plan

    Debate heats up over proposed changes to L.A. 99-seat theater plan
    Seismic tremors have been rocking the Los Angeles theater community after a proposal was floated by the Actors’ Equity Assn. regarding the 99-Seat Plan. A bureaucratic process is underway that may severely limit and eventually end union members&...
  • Unions begin 3 days of voting on FairPoint contract

    Striking FairPoint workers gave their union negotiators a standing ovation Friday at the first briefings and ratification votes on a tentative agreement aimed at ending a four-month strike. Workers chanted "One day longer, one day stronger!" and...