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  • UC workers' one-day strike affects campuses and medical centers

    UC workers' one-day strike affects campuses and medical centers
    Some surgeries were postponed, some student dining hall hours reduced and some classes canceled as UC’s medical centers and academic campuses reported an uneven impact of a one-day labor strike Wednesday. The walkout by thousands of service...
  • 2 maintenance workers struck and killed by BART train

    Two maintenance workers were struck and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit commuter train Saturday, two days into a labor strike that officials warned could cripple the area's transportation system starting Monday. The workers were investigating a...
  • BART accident that killed 2 workers under investigation

    BART accident that killed 2 workers under investigation
    Authorities on Sunday continued to investigate the deaths of two maintenance workers on a Bay Area Rapid Transit line Saturday, as a radio transmission of the accident emerged. "This is a tragic day in BART's history," Grace Crunican, general manager of...
  • UC imposes pension terms on employees; union protests

    UC imposes pension terms on employees; union protests
    The already tense labor relations between the UC system and the union that represents about 8,300 custodians, gardeners and food service workers has taken a turn for the worse. After deadlocked negotiations, UC this week imposed terms that will...
  • UC hospital workers, custodians begin one-day strike

    UC hospital workers, custodians begin one-day strike
    The union that represents 22,000 employees at UC campuses and medical centers began a one-day strike early Wednesday morning at the system's nine campuses and five medical centers.  Service workers, patient care employees and student tutors are among...
  • Hospital workers, custodians and tutors plan UC strike Wednesday

    Hospital workers, custodians and tutors plan UC strike Wednesday
    UC campuses and medical centers are preparing for a one-day strike Wednesday by service workers, patient care employees and student tutors. Some elective surgeries and treatments have been postponed at the system’s hospitals and replacement...
  • UC reaches tentative contract with nurses, averting walkout

    The University of California reached a tentative contract agreement with unionized nurses at its medical and student-health facilities, averting a one-day walkout that had been scheduled for Wednesday. The four-year agreement still needs to be voted...
  • Trust Fund Plan Helps Workers To Retire

    We've got a retirement crisis on our hands, and it isn't going away anytime soon. According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute annual survey, workers are increasingly postponing their retirements, hoping they can manage to squeeze a few more...
  • Obama outspends Romney on campaign advertising

    Obama outspends Romney on campaign advertising
    WASHINGTON — President Obama pumped three times more money into media ads than Republican challenger Mitt Romney last month as both candidates dramatically stepped up their spending, racing through as much money as they brought in. August marked...
  • Bloomberg super PAC backs Kelly for Jackson Jr. seat

    Bloomberg super PAC backs Kelly for Jackson Jr. seat
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee on Friday endorsed former state Rep. Robin Kelly of Matteson in the special Democratic primary that is likely to decide the successor to former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr....
  • No vote on Illinois House pension plan today

    No vote on Illinois House pension plan today
    The Illinois House adjourned for the day without voting on a major government worker pension overhaul, casting grave doubt on the reform plan's fate. The bill passed out of a committee earlier today, but proponents are still trying to round up enough...
  • Illinois Senate passes pension bill, sets up showdown with House

    Illinois Senate passes pension bill, sets up showdown with House
    SPRINGFIELD — Senate President John Cullerton today sent his version of pension reform to the House, setting up a high-profile clash with the rival plan Speaker Michael Madigan already pushed through the House.   The showdown puts more than 700,...