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Staff WriterWorkers at IKEA's only U.S. factory in Virginia say they want to belong to a union like thousands of Europeans who work for the Swedish furniture giant. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers say employees at Swedwood...
Tags: Elections, Unions, Collective Contract, Employees, IKEA
Guest ColumnistA favorite, but unproven, argument of union bosses is that government regulations favoring them result in higher-quality buildings and safer working conditions. Such claims are being echoed — again, without proof — by Kentucky congressman Ed...
Tags: Unions, Kentucky, Employees, Contracts, Career and Workplace
Kathryn V. Lamkey, the respected head of the Actors' Equity Association in Chicago, is to retire at the end of the year, Equity announced Tuesday morning. Lamkey is the head of the central region of the theatrical union and oversees contracts and work...
Tribune reporterNo fare increases or service cuts are in store for CTA riders next year if the CTA can convince its unions to agree to millions of dollars in work rule changes and other concessions, the transit agency said today in presenting its 2012 proposed budget....
An Indiana woman is filing an EEOC complaint against her employer after she said she was discriminated against for wearing the Islamic headscarf. Mary Cabrera recently converted to Islam and began wearing the Islamic headscarf to work at Brightpoint's...
We've all been there. We're walking around, minding own business and then — ewwww. Right there, causing our eyes to bleed, is Exhibit A of what not to wear. And we're asking ourselves, "What was she (or he) thinking?" The vast majority of us...
Tribune reportersIn a recurring early theme of his tenure, Mayor Rahm Emanuel put the squeeze on organized labor Wednesday, telling City Hall unions he’ll lay off 625 workers unless they quickly get on board with money-saving changes to their jobs. Emanuel’...
KTLA NewsSAN FRANCISCO (KTLA) -- US Airways allowed a man wearing skimpy women's panties and high heels to fly just days before a football player was arrested on a plane in California over a dispute over his saggy pants. A passenger, Jill Tarlow, on a June 9...
Web ReporterA passenger's refusal to pull up his saggy pants led to his arrest Wednesday aboard a US Airways flight at San Francisco International Airport, according to police. The passenger, Deshon Marman, was charged with trespassing, battery and interfering...
Change of SubjectWednesday's print column expands on an earlier post here Robert Kelly was indignant: “Mr. Claypool says when we work our birthday, we get 21/2 times rate,” he said. “We don’t!” Kelly is president of Amalgamated Transit...
Opinion L.A.In Friday's pages, Harold Meyerson sheds lighton the inhumane working conditions many undocumented immigrant workers face. Take day laborer Josue Melquisedec Diaz, for instance: Diaz was put to work in a residential neighborhood that had been flooded. The...
Opinion L.A.A recent editorialabout how L.A.'s homeless veterans deserve more support from the Veterans Administration pointed to a staggering statistic: “Veterans are 50% more likely to become homeless than the average American.” Now, add to that our...
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