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Spin CycleAfter the NYT's big story on the Long Island Railroad money pit -- disabilities for everyone, early retirement with full pension in your 50s, work rules that let you get three days of pay for a day of work......
I have lots of questions about the Black Guerrilla Family case, starting with this: Was the warden of the Baltimore City Detention Center asked to approve maternity leave for any of the female correctional officers allegedly impregnated by inmate Tavon...
History sometimes has a way of tying itself up with a little bow. That's the way I felt in January when I introduced Scott Prouty, the bartender-turned-videographer who helped sink Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, to Teddy Goff, the 28-year-old...
Just one month into 2013 and it's already time to award the first round of Flubbies — recognizing the region's biggest public-relations flubs. We're talking moves so dim they made the Superdome's third-quarter lights look bright. There's a...
I'm ticked off because the Christmas decorations the city installed around town do not have lights. I'm ticked off at folks who are sick are just determined to go out in public and spread it around. STAY HOME. It ticks me off that a "woo" girl has no...
The Hartford CourantOn Thursday and Friday, nearly 1,200 members of two unions for CL&P are set to vote on the company's latest offer, and it's nearly certain the workers will reject the pact. That means a strike by linemen and others could happen any time after the vote...
The Hartford CourantConnecticut Light & Power Co. has made its last, best offer to its unions for a four-year contract — including a promise to hire 30 more line workers and pay raises averaging 2.7 percent — but the deal is likely to go down in a 'no' vote on...
If the Chicago Teachers Union strike ends before this column appears, the damage has been done and can't be repaired. To the union's reputation. And especially to the children, who have been taught the meaning of greed. So, let's begin. Chicago has been...
Taking a tougher stance on chronic labor problems, the CTA has fired 63 bus and rail workers this year through Aug. 20 for repeatedly showing up late to work, compared with only nine terminations for the same violation in all of 2011, according to records...
I am often criticized for being anti-union. That is not exactly true. I grew up in fact in a family where both parents were union members for most of their careers. I have always applauded the ascent of employee rights and the improvement in worker...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Labor Legislation, Government, Employees
Three high-ranking Indiana Black Expo employees are out of work Thursday. It is reported the former employees were fired after they openly complained about working conditions in the organization. They were also among the IBE employees who signed a...
Tags: Indiana, Politics, Employees, John Thompson, Collective Contract
Lanny Ebenstein wants you to vote to kneecap the state's public workers unions by banning their right to collective bargaining. Other measures scrambling to qualify for the November 2012 ballot would drop the hammer specifically on public employees'...
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