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    By Camillus Eboh ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's airports could shut down on Monday as four key unions said they would join an indefinite nationwide strike to protest an increase in power and petrol prices. A Thursday statement issued by four unions representing pilots, engineers and other aviation professionals said they are "in full support" of...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Union, as quiet as it is, is the best team in Philly right now. Part of the reason they have been successful is the play of some local products. Thanks to some talent from here in our own backyard, the Union are playing some of the best soccer in their...
    Mayor Bill de Blasio has expanded New York City's five-day furlough to 9,000 city workers, including staff not protected by unions, in order to make $21 million in savings for the cash-strapped Big Apple. De Blasio announced the furloughs in a press conference Wednesday and warned that all managerial employees of the city government and all...
    WARSAW (Reuters) - Around 200 miners at mines owned by Poland's biggest coal producer PGG who are protesting at government plans to restructure the industry refused to return the surface on Wednesday, trade unions and the company said. Some of the miners have been underground since Monday, when the protest, which has expanded to 10...
    Pences plane forced to return to New Hampshire airport over engine issue: Fox News McDonalds customers are furious over the loss of All Day Breakfast, but workers and franchisees are pushing for it to disappear forever CEOs and unions come together in 11th hour plea for Congress to save airline jobs CEOs and...
    BURBANK, Calif. (KABC) -- For months, film and television production in Hollywood has been mostly stopped due to the pandemic. But production is slowly but surely starting to rev up again - safely, of course, in the age of COVID.Production guilds, unions and studios came to an agreement about how to get everyone back to...
    A group of Hollywood unions on Monday announced a deal with major film and TV studios to resume production after many projects were put on hold during the coronavirus pandemic.  The Directors Guild of America, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the Basic Crafts unions and the Screen Actors...
    Rank-and-file union members in swing states have remained steadfast in their support for President Donald Trump, according to local labor leaders in key Midwestern states. Although almost every major union has endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for president, they have been dismayed by their members’ support for Trump, Politico reported. Trump won many union...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Hollywood labor unions and studios announced Monday that the two sides have reached a deal on coronavirus protocols as tv and film production begins to resume across Los Angeles. The deal including mandatory testing schedules, personal protective equipment guidelines, sick pay and quarantine pay. The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television...
    Click here for a complete list of our election recommendations. Earlier this year, the master developer chosen for the massive Concord Naval Weapons Station project bailed after the City Council refused to shield the company from trade unions’ excessive demands for labor concessions. Hope Johnson (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) It’s the second time...
    LOS ANGELES — Hollywood’s unions announced Monday that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the broad resumption of production of films and television after six months of stagnant sets and widespread unemployment. The Directors Guild of America, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, the International Brotherhood...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood’s unions announced Monday that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the broad resumption of production of films and television after six months of stagnant sets and widespread unemployment. The Directors Guild of America, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, the International...
            by Brian Dijkema  It is no coincidence that what finally broke the Soviet Union was a Catholic trade union — a group of shipyard workers, led by an electrician and motivated by a faith that their oppressors deemed an opiate. Christianity and its sweeping social vision enlivened the workers in Gdansk...
    It is no coincidence that what finally broke the Soviet Union was a Catholic trade union — a group of shipyard workers, led by an electrician and motivated by a faith that their oppressors deemed an opiate. Christianity and its sweeping social vision enlivened the workers in Gdansk and their entire nation and, a decade...
    Gun man targeted home of New Jersey police officers and their baby, publics help sought 15 Walmart Hacks That Take Full Advantage of Their Deals Gabrielle Unions New Curtain Bangs Make Me Want to Reach for My Scissors © Getty Images Even before Gabrielle Union relaunched her hair-care brand, Flawless, we were always waiting...
    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court agreed Thursday to keep the release of New York City police disciplinary records paused while public safety unions fight a lower-court decision that had cleared the way for their disclosure. Two of three judges who heard arguments on the matter Tuesday in the 2nd Circuit Court of...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Public employees who leave a union can’t recover back dues, a federal appeals court ruled. The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled Wednesday against seven Washington state employees that left their union and were trying to collect paid fees, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The federal appeals...
    A federal appeals court has temporarily barred the release of all NYPD disciplinary records as a lawsuit by cops seeking to prevent the information from going public under new legislation makes it way through the courts. A three-judge panel on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled two-to-one on Thursday to reissue a stay...
    A federal appeals court has temporarily barred the release of all NYPD disciplinary records as a lawsuit by cops seeking to prevent the information from going public under new legislation makes it way through the courts. A three-judge panel on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled two-to-one on Thursday to reissue a stay on...
    By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday agreed to keep the release of New York City police disciplinary records on pause while public safety unions fight a lower-court decision that had cleared the way for their disclosure. Two of three judges who heard arguments on the...
    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday agreed to keep the release of New York City police disciplinary records on pause while public safety unions fight a lower-court decision that had cleared the way for their disclosure. Two of three judges who heard arguments on the matter Tuesday in the 2nd Circuit...
    PARIS (AP) — Workers protested Thursday at a Bridgestone tire factory in northern France over the company’s decision to close the plant and lay off its nearly 900 workers, accusing management of using the virus-driven economic crisis as a pretext to ruin livelihoods. Japan-based Bridgestone argues the factory in the town of Bethune was already...
    PARIS – Workers protested Thursday at a Bridgestone tire factory in northern France over the company’s decision to close the plant and lay off its nearly 900 workers, accusing management of using the virus-driven economic crisis as a pretext to ruin livelihoods. Japan-based Bridgestone argues the factory in the town of Bethune was already struggling...
    While awaiting the announcement of a school reopening in Miami Dade and Broward, the teacher unions of both counties today joined forces to denounce what they consider to be failures in control measures for Covid-19 in the classrooms. They ask for the implementation of measures against Covid-19. For example, rules...
    A coalition of 23 police unions announced endorsements of a slate of Republican candidates for state Senate in swing suburban districts after accusing Democratic incumbents of turning their backs on law enforcement. The union leaders have criticized Democrats for passing a series of laws during their two-year tenure in charge of the Senate that...
    A coalition of 23 police unions announced endorsements of a slate of Republican candidates for state Senate in swing suburban districts after accusing Democratic incumbents of turning their backs on law enforcement. The union leaders have criticized Democrats for passing a series of laws during their two-year tenure in charge of the Senate that are...
    Jets are parked on runway 28 at the Pittsburgh International Airport on March 27, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Jeff Swensen | Getty Imageas Airline executives and labor unions on Wednesday again pushed for billions in additional federal aid as a ban on industry job cuts is set to expire in less than two weeks and a...
    By Joe Dworetzky, Bay City News Foundation SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Decrying the influence and political power of law enforcement unions around the state, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin and other prosecutors announced the founding of the “Prosecutors Alliance of California,” an group they described as “a “first in the nation initiative” to...
    Nursing homes in the United States make up more than 40% of our country’s coronavirus-related deaths even though nursing homes make up less than 10% of the total documented coronavirus cases in the U.S. On the one hand, this isn’t that surprising as nursing home residents make up some of the members of our country’s population...
    A new union-sponsored push for green energy said the future of Illinois’ nuclear power plants is a priority, but will it be enough to convince corruption-wary lawmakers and Gov. J.B. Pritzker to sign off on what critics call yet another ratepayer bailout for one of Illinois' utilities? Climate Jobs Illinois, a collaborative nonprofit run...
    LONDON (AP) — The European Union’s highest court has given its support to the bloc’s rules that stop internet providers from charging customers for preferential access to their networks. The European Court of Justice on Tuesday issued its first interpretation of the EU’s net neutrality rules since they were adopted in 2015. The rules require...
    SACRAMENTO —  It wasn’t good government. But it was probably good politics. A major police reform bill was quietly killed by the Assembly speaker without a house vote on the last night of the legislative session. He used an ages-old tactic aimed at sparing politically vulnerable lawmakers from casting a perilous vote. Call it incumbent...
    Two labor unions allege that the University of Massachusetts Amherst is pushing for hundreds of layoffs if employees don’t agree to certain concessions. UMass Amherst officials say the cuts are necessary to make ends meet during the COVID-19 crisis. The Professional Staff Union and the University Staff Association say that they have filed complaints with...
    By DAVID KOENIG, AP Airlines Writer A couple hundred flight attendants and pilots rallied this week on Capitol Hill and tweeted at lawmakers, asking them for $25 billion in additional federal funds to prevent airline furloughs next month. More than half of Congress is on record as supporting the request by airlines and their unions,...
    A couple hundred flight attendants and pilots rallied this week on Capitol Hill and tweeted at lawmakers, asking them for $25 billion in additional federal funds to prevent airline furloughs next month. More than half of Congress is on record as supporting the request by airlines and their unions, and President Donald Trump says he...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Repeating his desire to see teachers back in classrooms this fall, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker said Wednesday he supports the state labor board’s ruling that Andover teachers took part in an illegal strike last week. Baker has been pushing for students and teachers to return at least part-time for in-person learning, citing...
    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Monday threatened to impose “a personal price” on business leaders if they resist attempts to unionize during his presidency. Biden made the threat as he vowed to be the most pro-union president in history during a Labor Day webstream with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. “I’m going to hold...
    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Monday threatened to impose “a personal price” on business leaders if they resist attempts to unionize during his presidency. Biden made the threat as he vowed to be the most pro-union president in history during a Labor Day webstream with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. “I’m going to hold company...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Workers are sending a strong message on this Labor Day holiday. A large crowd rallied outside City Hall on Monday demanding safer working conditions during the pandemic. Several unions joined forces to draw attention to the dangers still facing essential employees, months into the pandemic. They included sanitation, water and highway...
    Today will bring both paeans to the labor movement that used to be and sorrowful laments to the labor movement that’s nearly extinct today. But really, the entire story can be boiled down to a single chart: If union density and income share had remained at their level of 50 years ago—before Reaganomics...
    If your stereotype of a union worker is a white guy in a hard hat, let’s take this Labor Day to change that in a big way. Here's the reality: 46.2% of union workers are women, and 36.1% are people of color. Black workers are the most likely to be represented by a union. More than half of...
    DISNEY has been slammed by several unions for "covering up" coronavirus cases and keeping its employees in the dark. Since reopening the Downtown District at Disneyland, California, there has been no on-site testing and Disney Labor Relations Director Bill Pace called testing "not viable" and prone to "false negatives," in a June letter to the...
    The U.S. Congress first voted in 1894 to set aside a Labor Day holiday on the first Monday of every September. And according to the federal Department of Labor’s own website, the holiday is “… dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers...
    This article was paid for by AlterNet subscribers. Not a subscriber? Try us and go ad-free for $1. Prefer to give a one-time tip? Click here. False nostalgia is the enemy of sober strategic thinking. With the labor movement under assault from the Trump administration and a Supreme Court twisting the law to undermine...