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  • UAW appeals for new union vote after loss at Volkswagen in Tennessee

    UAW appeals for new union vote after loss at Volkswagen in Tennessee
    The United Automobile Workers union appealed to the National Labor Relations Board on Friday, contesting the failed unionization vote at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant, saying several conservative politicians mounted a coercive campaign to...
  • Obama takes agenda on tour, urging boost in minimum wage

    Obama takes agenda on tour, urging boost in minimum wage
    WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. — He has taken to saying he has a pen and a phone that he can use to work around Republicans in Congress, but President Obama also has a jet and a helicopter. He used them both Wednesday as he set off on a two-day traveling sales...
  • Union calls for five-day strike next month at UC

    Union calls for five-day strike next month at UC
    The union representing the University of California's 21,000 service workers and patient care employees has scheduled a five-day strike starting March 3 -- which would be their third and longest walkout in less than a year. Unless a contract with UC...
  • Ukraine uprising erupts in killings, arson, raids

    Ukraine uprising erupts in killings, arson, raids
    KIEV, Ukraine — The 3-month-old uprising against Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich flared to a deadly crescendo Tuesday with antigovernment protesters setting fire to the ruling party headquarters and security forces storming their tent camp...
  • At least 9 slain in deadliest day of three-month Ukraine crisis

    At least 9 slain in deadliest day of three-month Ukraine crisis
    KIEV, Ukraine -- At least nine people were killed Tuesday in the deadliest day of the 3-month-old Ukrainian political crisis as security forces clashed with demonstrators and later stormed their encampment at Kiev's Independence Square, local and...
  • Joshua Oppenheimer on 'The Act of Killing,' reconciliation

    Joshua Oppenheimer on 'The Act of Killing,' reconciliation
    Joshua Oppenheimer's provocative documentary "The Act of Killing" is shocking for all the right reasons. The director took nearly a decade to film the Oscar-nominated story about mass murder that showcases the killers of more than 1 million Indonesians in...
  • L.A. City Council to propose wage hike for hotel workers

    L.A. City Council to propose wage hike for hotel workers
    Los Angeles lawmakers plan to introduce an ordinance Tuesday that would require the operators of big hotels to pay workers $15.37 an hour, one of the highest minimum-wage rates targeting private employers anywhere in the U.S. The initiative by City...
  • Union leaders not giving up on the South

    Union leaders not giving up on the South
    Union leaders were still reeling three days after their devastating defeat at a Tennessee Volkswagen plant, but the leader of the AFL-CIO said labor would keep trying to organize workers in the South — even if it's an uphill battle. "We are...
  • GPS monitoring alerts overwhelm probation officers

    GPS monitoring alerts overwhelm probation officers
    SACRAMENTO — Electronic monitoring was supposed to help Los Angeles County deal with the influx of thousands of felons moved out of California's prison system to ease overcrowding. The nation's largest probation department strapped GPS ankle...
  • For workers on bottom rung, wage hike could make big difference

    For workers on bottom rung, wage hike could make big difference
    On the road to Los Angeles International Airport in the pre-dawn dark, Inez Luna's eyes appear nearly swollen shut with exhaustion. He got only four hours of sleep, as usual, but he can't slow down or he'll be late for his 3:30 a.m. clock-in. For...
  • UAW may challenge loss at VW factory in Tennessee

    UAW may challenge loss at VW factory in Tennessee
    Turning more than 1,500 painters, inspectors, tradespeople and maintenance workers at a Tennessee auto plant into union members was supposed to be relatively easy for the United Auto Workers union, experts on organized labor said. The effort would...