Stories tagged: labor negotiations
Wed., March 22, 2017
Transparency shouldn’t be gamed for political gain
Transparency and open government are important principles. If broadly and fairly applied, they should be supported. If not, it’s the cynical thrust and parry of politics.
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 11:11 a.m.
Spokane Valley machinists ratify labor agreement
Members of a machinist union have ratified a three-year contract with ASC Machine Tools in Spokane Valley that provides raises and improved retirement benefits, officials said.
Sun., April 10, 2016
Editorial: Editorial: Shine light on budget negotiations
A bill can be unopposed at a public hearing, sail through committee and overwhelmingly pass a floor vote. But if it has a fiscal component, it’s subject to hostage-taking and …
Fri., Dec. 7, 2012
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. …
Thu., Dec. 6, 2012, 3:32 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Dec. 6, 2012, 1:08 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Dec. 5, 2012, 12:25 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Dec. 4, 2012, 6:57 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Nov. 19, 2012, 12:34 p.m.
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, …
Wed., Sept. 26, 2012, 11:40 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Sept. 25, 2012, 7:39 a.m.
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.
Sat., Sept. 22, 2012, 11:20 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Sept. 19, 2012, 4:45 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Sept. 16, 2012, 6:30 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Sept. 16, 2012, 4:12 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Sept. 16, 2012, 1:14 a.m.
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 …
Sat., Sept. 15, 2012, 11:57 a.m.
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 …
Sat., Sept. 15, 2012, 9:53 a.m.
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 …
Sat., Sept. 15, 2012, 1:46 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Sept. 14, 2012, 11:54 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Sept. 14, 2012, 8:51 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Sept. 14, 2012, 12:08 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Sept. 13, 2012, 6:54 p.m.
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, …
Thu., Sept. 13, 2012, 12:58 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Sept. 13, 2012, 7:40 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Sept. 13, 2012, 12:08 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Sept. 12, 2012, 12:11 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Sept. 11, 2012, 4:53 p.m.
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: …
Tue., Sept. 11, 2012, 5:42 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Sept. 11, 2012, 12:11 a.m.
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 …