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Thousands of Philadelphia city workers are back in the office full time after judge rejects lawsuit

Jul. 16, 2024 09:37 AM EDT

Thousands of Philadelphia city employees are back in their offices full time after a judge rejected a union's request to block Mayor Cherelle Parker’s requirement that they return. District Council 47 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees had sued the...

A prison union's big spending on Gavin Newsom: Is it an ‘800 pound gorilla’ or a threatened species?

Jul. 15, 2024 13:14 PM EDT

A year after he took the top job in 2019, the president of one of California’s largest and most powerful unions said in a newsletter that he wanted to be “the 800 pound gorilla” in Sacramento politics. Since then, the California Correctional Peace Officers Association, the...

Commission backs Nebraska governor's return-to-office order

Jul. 12, 2024 17:46 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state employees union is considering an appeal after a commission sided with the state's Republican governor in ordering state employees to return to their offices. Gov. Jim Pillen issued a statement late Thursday announcing the ruling by the state...

Philadelphia labor union powerbroker gets 6 years for bribery and theft

Jul. 11, 2024 14:51 PM EDT

READING, Pa. (AP) — A former Philadelphia labor leader who wielded significant clout in Pennsylvania politics was sentenced on Thursday to six years in prison for bribing a City Council member and stealing nearly $600,000 from the union he ran for nearly three decades. John...

Philadelphia labor union powerbroker gets 6 years for bribery and theft

Jul. 11, 2024 14:39 PM EDT
READING, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia labor union powerbroker gets 6 years for bribery and theft.

Biden looks to union leaders for support as he seeks to reassure worried Democrats

Jul. 10, 2024 23:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden met Wednesday with the executive council of the AFL-CIO, America’s largest federation of trade unions, to shore up support from a critical constituency as he beats back continued calls to step aside in the 2024 campaign. “I think of you as...

Massachusetts ballot question would give Uber and Lyft drivers right to form a union

Jul. 10, 2024 10:53 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Drivers for ride-hailing companies in Massachusetts are pushing ahead with what they describe as a first-of-its-kind ballot question that could win them union rights if approved. The push comes despite a landmark settlement last month guaranteeing that Uber and Lyft...

Samsung Electronics workers announce 'indefinite' strike

Jul. 10, 2024 01:58 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Unionized workers at Samsung Electronics declared an indefinite strike Wednesday to pressure South Korea’s biggest company to accept their calls for higher pays and other benefits. Thousands of members of the National Samsung Electronics Union launched a...

Biden cancels speech at teachers union convention in Philadelphia after union staff goes on strike

Jul. 05, 2024 14:38 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Joe Biden canceled a planned speech in Philadelphia at the annual conference of the National Education Association after the union's staff announced a strike and set up picket lines Friday. Biden had planned to speak Sunday, but his campaign said...

Italian landowner is arrested after an Indian worker bled to death in accident with farm equipment

Jul. 02, 2024 21:00 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian police arrested a farm owner on Tuesday on suspicion of homicide after one of his workers, an undocumented laborer from India, bled to death when his arm was cut off by a piece of farm equipment. The landowner abandoned the bleeding worker and failed to call an ambulance,...