All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Unions’

Detroit Bankruptcy Official, Unions Heated

“Certainly the court must conclude that the bankruptcy filing was a foregone conclusion.” After filing for protection more than four months ago, Detroit is now officially bankrupt. According to The Huffington Post, Steven Rhodes, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, ruled Tuesday that Detroit is eligible for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection. This allows officials of the Motor City to negotiate in court with …

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BART Strike: Last-Second Proposals Could Avert Friday Morning Shutdown

The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has until midnight Thursday to arrive at an agreement with its labor unions. Negotiators offered a last second contract proposal Thursday afternoon in an effort to avoid a Friday morning shutdown that will affect some 400,000 riders in the San Francisco Bay Area. As of 6pm, BART and union officials were still negotiating. No …

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Hoffa Remains Sought by FBI in Michigan

The final resting place of teamster official Jimmy Hoffa has remained a mystery for nearly 40 years. Various theories and speculative musings have kept the mystery alive all this time. Not a year goes by that someone doesn’t claim to know where the mob-connected union leader is buried (or interred, or mixed into cement, ect…). This week, the FBI has …

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North Dakota Death Rate Highest For Workers, Shows Report

The AFL-CIO, the largest union federation in the U.S., this week released its annual report on worker deaths. The report found that 4,693 U.S. workers died while on the job in 2011, and that an estimated 50,000 die each year from “occupational diseases.” The report breaks down the demographics of the latest worker death data available. Latino workers were found …

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Vegas: 98 Arrests Made During Union Protest

A protest on Las Vegas Boulevard on Wednesday culminated in the arrest of 98 union protesters. According to a Las Vegas Sun report, the protesters were members of Culinary Union Local 226. The protest took place outside the The Cosmopolitan hotel and casino. The union states that it has been in contract negotiations with Deutsche Bank, the owner of The …

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Scott Walker Death Threats Flood In On Twitter

Yesterday Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker survived a recall election that began when he pushed through a bill that severely hampered public unions in their bargaining rights. According to Wikipedia the bill, 2011 Wisconsin Act 10, primarily impacted the following areas: collective bargaining, compensation, retirement, health insurance, and sick leave of public sector employees. The bill was passed into law …

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