Labor News — Public Sector Unions Under Fire


Partial Deal With Union Averts a Strike at 14 Ports

Shipping companies and dockworkers reached a deal on their main dispute, and the longshoremen’s union agreed to drop its threat of a strike this Sunday.

December 29, 2012, Saturday

Illinois: Chicago Schools Accused of Discrimination

The lawsuit alleges that the district selects schools with a high percentage of African-American teachers for turnaround, while taking no action against other similarly performing schools.

December 28, 2012, Friday

Dockworkers Strike Threatens to Close East Coast Ports

After nine months of troubled contract negotiations, East Coast longshoremen are threatening a strike beginning Sunday that would shut seaports from Massachusetts to Texas.

December 27, 2012, Thursday

Oregon: Longshoreman Reject Contract

Longshoremen at a half-dozen Pacific Northwest grain terminals have overwhelmingly rejected what owners describe as their “last, best and final” contract offer.

December 25, 2012, Tuesday

School Bus Drivers’ Union Threatens to Strike in January

For the second year in a row, a bid to increase school bus routes for special needs students has resulted in a potential citywide strike by the Amalgamated Transit Union.

December 22, 2012, Saturday

Labor Over Capital

A reader recalls Lincoln’s remark strongly on the side of labor.

December 17, 2012, Monday

Republican Cash Held More Sway in State Contests

A network of Republican donors and advocacy groups helped swing state races in the party’s favor last month after laying the groundwork months and years before.

December 17, 2012, Monday

Pilots at United Agree on Contract

The contract, which includes raises averaging 43 percent and bigger retirement contributions, covers United pilots as well as those from Continental.

December 17, 2012, Monday

Nursing Homes Told to Reinstate Workers

HealthBridge Management has been ordered to bring back nearly 600 employees in Connecticut who went on strike in July and to rescind the pension and health care cuts it had imposed.

December 13, 2012, Thursday

Rick Snyder on ‘Right to Work’

He suggested the law will make unions stronger.

December 12, 2012

Labor News — Public Sector Unions Under Fire.

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