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  • Wisconsin governor signs bill ending mandatory union dues

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Monday signed into law a measure that prohibits requiring a worker to pay union dues, striking another blow against organized labor four years after the state effectively ended collective bargaining for public-sector...
  • U.S. investigates Torrance refinery explosion as contract talks resume

    U.S. investigates Torrance refinery explosion as contract talks resume
    Federal investigators are in Torrance this week looking into a Feb. 18 explosion at the Exxon Mobil oil refinery. Meanwhile, in Houston, union leaders and oil companies resumed negotiations to replace an expired labor contract that has resulted in...
  • Union head says Matteson police morale low

    Union head says Matteson police morale low
    Union head says Matteson police morale low One police officer has quit the Matteson force to join Chicago Heights' department amid possible layoffs of police and firefighters to help close a multimillion-dollar budget deficit, and he won't be the last...
  • Opting out not an option for area students taking PARCC tests

    Opting out not an option for area students taking PARCC tests
    It was once considered a rare act of rebellion. But an increasing number of Illinois students are expected to ditch controversial standardized tests in Illinois this spring, according to parents, non-profit groups and teachers union officials. However,...
  • Governor calls on lawmakers to raise minimum wage

    Gov. Gina Raimondo teamed up with union leaders Monday to call on lawmakers to raise the state's minimum wage again. The Democratic governor said increasing the hourly minimum by $1.10 to $10.10 per hour will boost the economy, and it's "the right...
  • Rail union official follows in great-grandfather's footsteps

    The great-grandfather of Marcellus Edwards III helped lead a protest of black railroad workers against white union bosses in a bid to be represented by the same union. That effort in 1944 led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling in support of the black...
  • Despite enormous growth over 20 years, MLS is far from being mature

    Despite enormous growth over 20 years, MLS is far from being mature
    For four days last week, officials from Major League Soccer and its players' union stood on the edge of an abyss, grasped hands and prepared to jump. They had come together to negotiate a labor deal. Yet as talk of a strike intensified, it appeared they...
  • Thousands attend union rally at W.Va. Capitol

    The West Virginia AFL-CIO estimates that about 7,000 people attended a rally protesting actions and proposals by the state's Republican Legislature. The "Mountaineer Workers Rising Rally" at the state Capitol Saturday was organized to protest...
  • Baltimore longshore union purging rolls as contract dispute continues

    Baltimore longshore union purging rolls as contract dispute continues
    The trustee charged with restoring order to Baltimore's largest dockworkers union has sent letters informing an unknown number of people recently admitted to the local that their memberships are not valid. The International Longshoremen's Association...
  • LAPD officers win tentative contract with 8.2% raise

    LAPD officers win tentative contract with 8.2% raise
    Los Angeles' police officers on Friday secured a tentative contract agreement that would raise their pay by 8.2% over the next four years, the most generous package of concessions Mayor Eric Garcetti's administration has offered an employee union. If...
  • Oak Lawn must appeal decision on firefighter back pay

    On Feb, 27, the Daily Southtown ran a story regarding Oak Lawn firefighters and a state board ruling that ordered back pay of $3.2 million with a 7 percent interest rate compounded. Respectfully, immediate clarification is needed for all your readers, not...
  • Unions sue to block Gov. Rauner's order on dues collection

    Illinois labor unions filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to invalidate Gov. Bruce Rauner's executive order ending a requirement that state workers pay union dues even if they don't want to join a union. Illinois AFL-CIO and 26 unions sued the Republican...