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…

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…

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…

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…

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…