Labor dispute

Metropolitan Opera Wants Federal Mediator To Settle Contract DisputeThe Metropolitan Opera wants to bring in a federal mediator to settle a contract dispute that's threatening to lockout workers.
Metropolitan Opera Threatens Lockout Of Union WorkersThe Metropolitan Opera said Wednesday that it will lock out union workers if a contract deal is not reached.
Vandals Damage Statues, Paintings At Metropolitan Opera HousePolice on Wednesday were searching for the vandals who hit the Metropolitan Opera House, defacing several statues and paintings.
NYC, Teachers Union Announce Preliminary 9-Year Contract DealTeachers will receive back pay equivalent of nearly 8 percent of their salaries and a series of additional small raises through 2018, according to the nine-year contract.
Dockworkers Protest Hiring Freeze At Ports Of Newark, ElizabethThe Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor said the Longshoreman didn't live up to a pledge to set aside jobs for veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Armageddon Closing In: NHL Cancels All Games Through Nov. 30 The news came a day after a league-imposed deadline passed for a deal with the players' association that would allow for a full season.
NHL Wipes Out 82 Regular-Season Games Through October 24An NHL lockout has forced the cancellation of regular-season hockey games for the second time in seven years. The league on Thursday wiped out 82 games through Oct. 24 — beginning with four on Oct. 11, which would have been opening night.
AT&T Workers Will Stay On The Job Without ContractsAbout 40,000 AT&T landline workers are staying on the job this week without a contract, their union said Sunday.
NFL, Union Negotiate More Than 20 Hours Over 3 DaysSay this for the NFL and its players' union: They are on speaking terms at the moment. "Conversation," Jets fullback Tony Richardson said, "is good."
Union: NFL Owners Sense Urgency As Lockout LoomsUnion executive committee member Brian Dawkins says he believes NFL owners and players have a sense of urgency to avoid a lockout because they don't want to alienate fans. The veteran Denver Broncos safety said Tuesday "we understand who butters our bread."
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