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Jun 5, 2017

Commentary: F-word Facebook firing flipped by federal court

In an April 2017 ruling that could leave employers fuming and possibly cursing, a federal appellate court ruled that an employee who used a public Facebook page to curse at not only his boss, but also his boss’s mother and entire family, should not have been fired. Instead, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the […]

Jan 13, 2015

Unions intensify attacks on new emerging free-trade pact

WASHINGTON — Just over two decades after lobbying unsuccessfully against the North American Free Trade Agreement, U.S. labor unions are again voicing strong reservations to a proposed major trade-liberalization deal. At issue now is the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a measure expected to call for lowering or eliminating most trade barriers among the United States and 11 […]

Apr 15, 2013

Unions: Walmart had role in minimum wage deal

ALBANY — Several labor unions say that more than $400,000 in contributions by Walmart since 2001 helped bring about the creation of an unusual taxpayer-paid subsidy last month to help employers offset a higher minimum wage in New York. Senate Republicans, who had long opposed an increase in the minimum wage along with some business […]

Jul 14, 2011

Target’s honeymoon could be over

NEW YORK — Target is having labor pains. Until recently, the Minneapolis-based discounter largely had avoided the labor disputes and public relations challenges that have plagued Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer. But now Target could face the same union opposition as its much bigger rival.

May 11, 2011

Labor unions, groups call for regional economic councils

New York’s labor unions and community leaders are urging the state’s elected officials to support regional economic development councils in creating jobs. In a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos ...

Mar 18, 2011

Judge blocks contentious Wisconsin union law

MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin judge on Friday temporarily blocked the state’s new and contentious collective bargaining law from taking effect, raising the possibility that the Legislature may have to vote again to pass the bill.

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