Thousands of unionized public workers protested outside the Statehouse against legislation that would require a half-million government employees to make sharply higher health care and pension contributions.
They’re normally non confrontational affairs — the hiring of a school superintendent. But that wasn’t the case on Tuesday night in an upscale Westchester County community
A report from New Jersey’s comptroller finds the state spends more than $3 million in clothing allowances for white-collar workers who aren’t required to wear uniforms.
Thanks to continued research by neurologists and the increased scrutiny of the long-term effects that concussions can have on brain function, the injury has received greater attention among baseball players, coaches and executives
Negotiators for the NFL and the players’ union begin five days and nights — at least — of talks toward reaching a new collective bargaining agreement on Monday. Failure by the time Friday ends could mean the first pro football work stoppage since 1987.
According to a new CBS News-New York Times nationwide Poll, those Americans surveyed oppose weakening the unions’ collective bargaining rights.
Wisconsin state workers protesting a move to severely curtail their collective bargaining rights have found allies in New Jersey.
One day after proposing a new budget proposal that would require employees to pay more for their benefits, Christie said that he supports “responsible bargaining.”
The NFL and players’ union have agreed to mediation in their labor negotiations. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service will oversee negotiations in Washington beginning Friday.
In Monday’s filing with the National Labor Relations Board, the league is asking that the union be ordered to bargain in good faith.
Besides the Steelers and Packers, also missing this Pro Bowl week is NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFL said the commissioner is staying in New York so he can concentrate on collective bargaining issues.
A Union spokesman said Wednesday’s session between Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith is “an effort to advance the bargaining,” rather than a formal negotiating session toward a new labor contract.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wants to see immediate progress in labor talks. “It’s time to get to the table and negotiate,” he said Tuesday after an owners meeting Tuesday.
NBA players’ association executive director Billy Hunter said Monday he is “99 percent sure” there will be a player strike next summer.
NBA spokesman Mike Bass says Thursday’s session included “frank and direct dialogue” of some key issues and the sides agreed to meet again in December.
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