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  • NLRB: Gift cards paid to 2012 Black Friday strikers were legal

    NLRB: Gift cards paid to 2012 Black Friday strikers were legal
    As organizers prepare for what they bill as the largest Black Friday protests to date, the National Labor Relations Board recently said that the practice of paying Wal-Mart strikers last year with $50 gift cards was legal.  The decision came as...
  • Protest at Wal-Mart in Ontario on Black Friday draws dozens of workers

    Protest at Wal-Mart in Ontario on Black Friday draws dozens of workers
    While the Black Friday shopping frenzy was taking place inside the Wal-Mart store in Ontario, things were decidedly less cheery outside in the parking lot early Friday morning. At 6 a.m., a scheduled protest staged by Warehouse Workers United, which...
  • Betrayal or mistake? BART unions sue board over contract issue

    Betrayal or mistake? BART unions sue board over contract issue
    SAN FRANCISCO -- When weary BART managers and union leaders emerged from negotiations in October with a tentative contract, it seemed the acrimony that had subjected more than 200,000 rail commuters to two crippling strikes and much uncertainty was...
  • US Airways faces labor strife ahead of airline merger

    US Airways faces labor strife ahead of airline merger
    Only days before US Airways is set to officially merge with American Airlines, a labor dispute threatens to complicate the plan to create the world's largest airline. A machinists union for US Airways has asked members of Congress to help settle a...
  • Labor relations officer sides with L.A. on employee pension cuts

    Labor relations officer sides with L.A. on employee pension cuts
    A Los Angeles employee relations official delivered a stinging defeat to city labor leaders on Thursday, saying they failed to meet a procedural deadline for challenging a rollback in public employee pension benefits last year. In a 23-page report,...
  • Lisa Murkowski, buffeted on all sides, explains key Senate vote

    Lisa Murkowski, buffeted on all sides, explains key Senate vote
    WASHINGTON -- It wasn’t long after Lisa Murkowski voted to continue a filibuster of President Obama’s nominee to lead the ATF that the Alaska Republican found herself surrounded in the well of the Senate, as colleagues from both parties made a...
  • Filibuster change needed to 'save the Senate,' Harry Reid says

    Filibuster change needed to 'save the Senate,' Harry Reid says
    WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid asserted his determination to end the use of the filibuster to block presidential appointments Monday, saying the change was needed to “save the Senate from becoming obsolete.” “This...
  • Key Republican drops opposition to EPA nominee

    Key Republican drops opposition to EPA nominee
    WASHINGTON – A key Republican senator has dropped his objection to Gina McCarthy’s confirmation to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, potentially clearing her path as Republicans seek to head off Democratic efforts to change Senate...
  • Senate confirms James Comey for FBI chief

    Senate confirms James Comey for FBI chief
    WASHINGTON – James B. Comey was confirmed as the seventh director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Monday, ending what had been a rare filibuster against a nominee to head the agency. With the 93-1 vote, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) became the...
  • Reid sets stage for showdown over use of filibuster

    Reid sets stage for showdown over use of filibuster
    WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, claiming Republicans have engaged in unprecedented obstruction of presidential nominations, signaled Thursday that he would proceed with long-threatened changes to Senate rules to limit use of the...
  • Senate reaches tentative deal to end filibuster standoff

    Senate reaches tentative deal to end filibuster standoff
    WASHINGTON -- Senators have reached a tentative agreement that will avoid a Democratic move to change Senate rules and eliminate the power of a minority to block action on executive branch nominations, Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Tuesday....