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  • Broadway takes aim at contested Indiana law with a petition

    Indiana's religious objections law angered many on Broadway, and some were calling on union members to avoid working in that state before the law was revised Thursday. A Care2 petition started by playwright and actor Eric Ulloa urged the Actors' Equity...
  • GOP lawmakers eye "right to work" zones in Delaware

    Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill that would create "right-to-work" zones in Delaware in an effort to spur economic development. Under the legislation introduced Thursday, a person would not be required to be a member of a labor union or to pay...
  • North Charleston mayor criticizes Boeing union effort

    The mayor of North Charleston is criticizing efforts to unionize the Boeing 787 assembly plant in his city. Local media outlets report Mayor Keith Summey held a news conference Thursday and said the Machinists union ridiculed the quality of South...
  • Employers at Disney agree to $10 hourly minimum

    Employers at Disney agree to $10 hourly minimum
    Two companies that employ restaurant workers within Disney World have agreed to raise their pay to $10 an hour by 2017. Unite Here Local 737, a union that represents the 400 workers, has announced the pay agreement with Palmas Services and Patina...
  • Philadelphia airport workers strike over wages and benefits

    A few dozen baggage handlers, airplane cleaners and other non-union workers went on strike at Philadelphia's airport Thursday, demanding higher wages, benefits and an end to what they say are unfair labor practices. Workers who say they make as little as...
  • Teachers union critical of idea of evaluation exemptions

    The president of New York's largest teachers union is speaking out against a top education official's suggestion to exempt high-performing school districts from new teacher evaluation requirements. New York State United Teachers President Karen Magee...
  • Philly airport workers strike, protest wages and benefits

    Philly airport workers strike, protest wages and benefits
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A few dozen baggage handlers, airplane cleaners and other non-union workers went on strike at Philadelphia's airport Thursday, demanding higher wages, benefits and an end to what they say are unfair labor practices. Workers...
  • Students target Carl Icahn in casino conversion controversy

    Carl Icahn has done battle with corporate boards, company executives and rival investors, yet some of the most intense flak he has ever received is coming from casino workers and college students who see him as the hand holding back the struggling seaside...
  • Contract talks stalled, thousands of L.A. city workers take strike vote

    Contract talks stalled, thousands of L.A. city workers take strike vote
    Angered by stalled contract negotiations, at least 10,000 Los Angeles city workers will decide whether to strike, a move that could potentially paralyze basic city services such as garbage collection, sewer maintenance and transportation. The vote called...
  • Fairmount Park races resume after labor dispute

    Weekend horse races are expected to resume at Fairmount Park after the southern Illinois track canceled its race card Tuesday because of a labor dispute. Fairmount Park president Brian Zander tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (bit.ly/1P09nct ) that union...
  • Packed house as Oswego discusses Rauner 'right-to-work' proposal

    Packed house as Oswego discusses Rauner 'right-to-work' proposal
    Amid a standing-room-only crowd, Oswego village trustees Tuesday night took no vote on first-term Gov. Bruce Rauner's "Turnaround Agenda" resolution. Rauner's office has asked cities and villages across the state to support his initiatives aimed to "get...
  • No-confidence vote targets Newport's fire chief; he's surprised by move

    No-confidence vote targets Newport's fire chief; he's surprised by move
    Newport Beach firefighters are voting on a motion of no confidence in the city's fire chief. The Newport Beach Firefighters Assn. opened the voting process to members Wednesday, and a final decision is expected in 10 days, according to a union official....