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  • RI court to hear arguments in pension case

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Attorneys for the state of Rhode Island will ask a judge to dismiss a legal challenge to the state’s landmark pension overhaul filed by public-sector unions. …


  • RI to seek dismissal of challenge to pension law

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The high-stakes legal dispute over Rhode Island’s public retirement overhaul faces a key court date Friday when attorneys for the state will ask a judge to …


  • Port strike could be prelude for dockworker talks

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The end of one labor crisis at the nation’s busiest port complex could be a prelude to another. The resolution of an eight-day walk-off by clerical …


  • Crippling strike at LA ports ends; deal reached

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clerical workers and longshoremen at the nation’s largest port complex will return to work Wednesday, eight days after they walked out in a crippling strike that …


  • Unions back RI governor’s call for pension talks

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Public-sector unions on Tuesday hailed Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s call for negotiations to settle a closely watched lawsuit over Rhode Island’s landmark pension overhaul, but its main …


  • Judge asks Hostess to mediate with union

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Twinkies won’t die that easily after all. Hostess Brands Inc. and its second largest union will go into mediation to try and resolve their differences, …


  • NFL, referees closing in on new deal

    Two days after a controversial call cost the Green Bay Packers a win, the NFL and the referees’ union are reportedly nearing an end to a lockout that put replacement …


  • Union-buster Walker calls for return of union refs

    MADISON, Wis. — If there’s one thing that can unite political foes in Wisconsin, it just may be the Green Bay Packers.


  • School strike first of many challenges for Emanuel

    CHICAGO (AP) — The grueling teachers strike is over. Now comes the hard part for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. As he pushes ahead on his promise to reform the city’s …


  • After teachers strike, doubts about implications

    CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel secured an extension of Chicago’s school day and empowered principals to hire the teachers they want. Teachers were able to soften a new evaluation …


  • Weighing offer, Chicago teachers remain on strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers uncomfortable with a tentative contract offer decided Sunday to remain on strike, insisting they need more time before deciding whether to end an acrimonious standoff …


  • Chicago teachers union to continue strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago teachers union decided Sunday to continue its weeklong strike, extending an acrimonious standoff with Mayor Rahm Emanuel over teacher evaluations and job security provisions central …


  • Will it end? Chicago teachers to vote on strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Teachers in the nation’s third-largest school district met late Sunday for a crucial vote that could end their weeklong strike, as parents and city officials alike waited …


  • Thousands of striking teachers rally in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of striking Chicago public school teachers and their allies packed a city park Saturday in a boisterous show of force as union leaders and the district …


  • Talks resume to end Chicago teachers strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Union leaders representing thousands of striking Chicago public school teachers returned to the negotiating table Saturday with the school district to work out the details of a …


  • End to Chicago teachers strike is not assured

    CHICAGO (AP) — Negotiators seeking an end to Chicago’s teachers strike sound more hopeful than they have in weeks, announcing they have achieved a “framework” that could bring students back …


  • Negotiators have ‘framework’ to end Chicago strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — The city’s nearly weeklong teachers strike appeared headed toward a resolution Friday after negotiators emerged from marathon talks to say they had achieved a “framework” that could …


  • More progress reported in Chicago strike talks

    CHICAGO (AP) — More than 350,000 public school students spent a fifth day out of class Friday as bargaining to end the city’s teachers strike dragged on ahead of a …


  • Strike talks in Chicago move toward end game

    CHICAGO (AP) — More than 350,000 students remain out of their classrooms as bargaining to end Chicago’s teachers strike dragged into Friday ahead of an afternoon union gathering where a …


  • Talks to end Chicago teachers strike make progress

    CHICAGO (AP) — The city’s public schools will stay closed for at least one more day, but leaders of the Chicago Teachers Union and the school district kept talking Thursday, …


  • Chicago schools to be closed at least 1 more day

    CHICAGO (AP) — The city’s public schools will stay closed for at least one more day, but leaders of the teachers union and the school district kept talking Thursday, with …


  • Talks to end Chicago teacher strike make progress

    CHICAGO (AP) — Negotiations between union and school officials in the nation’s third-largest school district resumed Thursday with an air of optimism and signals that a teachers’ strike could end …


  • Teacher evaluations at center of Chicago strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Educators in Los Angeles just signed a new deal with the city’s school district. So, too, did teachers in Boston. Both require performance evaluations based in part …


  • Chicago teachers’ strike grinds into third day

    CHICAGO (AP) — The public teachers’ strike that has halted classwork and upset family routines across Chicago ground into a third day Wednesday with some movement reported by union and …


  • Parents support Chicago teachers but for how long?

    CHICAGO (AP) — As Chicago teachers walked the picket lines for a second day, they were joined by many of the very people who are most inconvenienced by their strike: …


  • Chicago kids, teachers brace for Day 2 of strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Rose Davis wasn’t about to let her two young grandchildren walk alone through one of Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods, even though they were going to a school …


  • Chicago teacher strike poses test for unions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The massive teachers’ strike in Chicago offers a high-profile test for the nation’s teachers’ unions, which have seen their political influence threatened as a growing reform movement …


  • Chicago pupils, teachers brace for Day 2 of strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Rose Davis wasn’t about to let her two young grandchildren walk alone through one of the city’s most violent neighborhoods, even though they were going to a …


  • Chicago teachers strike in bitter contract dispute

    CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time in a quarter century, Chicago teachers walked out of the classroom Monday, taking a bitter contract dispute over evaluations and job security to …


  • Chicago teachers strike for first time in 25 years

    CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time in a quarter-century, thousands of Chicago teachers walked off the job Monday, escalating a bitter contract dispute over evaluations, job security and other …

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