| Nov 28, 2013
| 2:23 PM
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...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 7:58 AM
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...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 3:11 PM
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...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:42 AM
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...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:40 PM
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,...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:16 PM
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...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 10:08 AM
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.”
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:05 PM
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...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 3:18 PM
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...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 9:23 AM
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...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 7:53 AM
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....