RSS icon

Top Stories

Unions

NFL to Freeze Referees' Pension Plan Under Labor Agreement

September 27, 2012
Comments (0)
Retirement benefits will be provided through a defined contribution plan to new referees immediately and for all officials beginning in 2017.
Read More

Looming Strike in India a Threat to U.S. Companies?

September 18, 2012
Comments (0)
Trade unions there called for a nationwide strike to protest India's opening of its retail sector to international retailers Walmart and Tesco.
Read More

American Airlines to Freeze Pension Plans in November

September 14, 2012
Comments (0)
To be frozen on Nov. 1 are pension plans for flight attendants, ground crews and mechanics, as well as the pilots' A plan. The pilots' B plan, which is a defined contribution plan, will be terminated Nov. 30.
Read More

Chicago Teachers Strike Could Offer a Lesson on Performance Evaluations

September 13, 2012
Comments (0)
Performance evaluation “is a nationwide issue—and it's an issue that is not going away,” said Norm Solomon, a professor of management at Fairfield University in Connecticut. “I don't think anybody should be surprised that this issue is coming to the fore. The key thing to any evaluation system, particularly in a collective bargaining situation, is to have some buy-in by the union, a sense that this is fair."
Read More

Chicago School Strike Lifts One Local Firm

September 11, 2012
Comments (0)
In the wake of the Chicago Teachers Union strike, Sittercity, a website that helps parents find babysitters and nannies, has seen membership jump 35 percent in the past 24 hours in the Chicago market.
Read More

Retired NFL Player Cannot File for Workers' Comp Benefits in California

August 7, 2012
Comments (0)
The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals rules California workers' comp law doesn't apply to retired NFL player because he did not clearly show that he was injured in the state.
Read More

Ford Seeks to Close $15-an-hour Canada Labor Gap With U.S.

July 18, 2012
Comments (0)
Ford, which lists 7,400 employees at five plants in Canada on its website, pays $79 an hour for wages and benefits to its hourly workers in the country, said the official, who asked not to be identified because negotiations with the union are private. That labor rate is the highest Ford faces worldwide and compares with $64 an hour in the United States, a company official said.
Read More

American Airlines Asks to End Retiree Health, Life Benefit Coverage

July 9, 2012
Comments (0)
The airline and parent company AMR said they never promised to provide benefits for life and reserved their rights to modify the plans.
Read More

The Midnight Shift Returns as Automakers Boost Output

June 8, 2012
Comments (0)
By the start of 2013, 22 of the 83 assembly plants in North America will operate with three shifts of workers, and nearly half of all vehicles built here will come from a three-shift plant.
Read More

Massive Master Complaint Filed Against NFL Over Concussion-Related Injuries

June 7, 2012
Comments (0)
The 86-page document, filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, seeks financial compensation, injunctive relief and medical monitoring for former NFL players who claim the league misled them about the dangers of concussions.
Read More