As Talks Near, UAW Steels for Strike

By Christina Rogers and John D. Stoll, The Wall Street Journal

With about 100 days remaining on a four-year labor pact, United Auto Workers union locals are drawing up strike contingency plans to prepare members for potentially contentious negotiations with Detroit auto makers now awash in profits.

Los Angeles city workers authorize strike

By Catherine Saillant, Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles garbage truck drivers, traffic officers, tree trimmers, engineers and typists are among 10,000 city workers who gave authorization Friday night to walk off the job to protest a proposed contract that offers no raises and requires them to chip in for healthcare premiums.


By Nicole Mace,

School boards have been active partners in legislative efforts to address education governance and funding this session, because they believe constructive changes are necessary to preserve a strong and sustainable public education system. The future of Vermont depends on achieving that goal. In order to meet the needs of today’s students, educators and communities, protecting the status quo is not an option.

SEIU strike to close some offices

By Pat Maio,

About 250 workers with the Metropolitan Area Advisory Committee, or MAAC Project — a charity that offers Head Start preschool classes and other services for the region’s poor and hungry — are staging a one-day work stoppage Tuesday over what employees say are unfair labor practices.

Unions Are Powerless. Workers Aren’t.

By Megan McArdle, Bloomberg View

The long-simmering dispute between West Coast port owners and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union had already been settled, but everywhere I went at the International Home and Housewares Show, people were still talking about it.