New bill calls for examining whether "official time," allowed for limited union-related business, is productive or effective.
A near-record turnout of union members raised $12,363 at the 26th annual Muscular Dystrophy Labor Bowl, held April 12 at Sunset Lanes in Beaverton.
Some State governors and members of Congress like to hold up public sector unions — with their higher-than-average wages and generous union benefits — as a prime example of "big government" and "out of control" government spending and budget-busting pensions, because these union workers tend to have better wages and benefits than those who work in the private sector in non-union houses.
The Republican-controlled Senate Wednesday voted to kill a National Labor Relations Board rule reducing the time between a union's request for representation and a vote by workers on it.
The U.S. labor movement reasserts itself and demands payback for sacrifices workers made when the economy was down.
Labor unions have agreed to work around the clock five days a week without overtime if needed to build an NFL stadium on St. Louis' blighted north riverfront. Officials said the effort could save $45 million on a project that carries a price tag of as much as $985 million.
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Davenport Public Works Director Mike Clarke, who told aldermen Saturday that he doesn't have enough drivers in his own department to plow during heavy snow, also said he can't seem to get firefighters to help him out like they used to.
"This local ordinance is a slap in the face to the men and the women who work to earn a decent living in union organized jobs," said Eldon Remaud, president of UAW Local 2164, which represents Bowling Green's Corvette plant.
A bipartisan group of congressional leaders reached a deal Tuesday evening that would for the first time allow the benefits of current retirees to be severely cut, part of an effort to save some of the nation’s most distressed pension plans.
As lawmakers pressed Monday to finalize the legislative language of a must-pass omnibus spending bill, labor unions and retiree groups were mobilizing to defeat what they are characterizing as a lame-duck sneak attack on the pensions of some already-retired workers.
Now more than ever, we should be thankful to labor unions and their members for standing up for the middle class.
If you’d like a sense of what a boss’s campaign to try to destroy a union looks like in the 21st century, take a look at a recent NLRB decision against the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).
The new report follows one by the Labor Department in October estimating that there may be as many as 168 million child laborers aged 5 to 17 worldwide, 85 million of them working "in hazardous conditions."
From ALEC to the Heritage Foundation, a group of anti-labor stalwarts is looking to turn cities and counties into “right-to-work” zones.