Labor unions

Teachers rally outside the state Senate chambers at the Capitol in Charleston, W.Va., on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Teachers were awaiting a Senate vote on a proposed 5 percent pay increase for them. (AP Photo/John Raby)
March 01, 2018 - 10:34 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia public school students are in limbo, with their classrooms closed for a seventh straight class day as teachers fight for pay raises. West Virginia's Senate Republican majority refused Thursday to take up House-passed legislation to grant teachers and service...
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Jennyerin Steele Staats, a special education teacher from Jackson County holds her sign aloft outside of the capitol building after WVEA President Dale Lee outlined the terms for ending the walkout on the fourth day of statewide walkouts in Charleston, W.Va., Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. Striking teachers are to return to the classroom on Thursday, Justice said in announcing he is offering teachers and school service personnel a revised 5 percent pay raise in the first year to end their statewide walkout. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
February 28, 2018 - 10:10 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's House approved a 5 percent pay raise negotiated by Gov. Jim Justice to end a walkout by West Virginia teachers though schools in at least 53 of its 55 counties planned to stay closed Thursday. House approval 98-1 of the proposed raise came Wednesday evening...
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February 28, 2018 - 7:05 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh school district and its teacher's union have reached a tentative three-year contract, averting a strike that was due to start this week. The agreement reached late Tuesday night culminated a negotiating session that lasted for about 14 hours. But details about the...
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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice addresses at news conference, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at the state Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. Justice announced that striking teachers would return to work on Thursday, and that he’s offering teachers and school service personnel a 5-percent pay increase in the first year. (AP Photo/John Raby)
February 27, 2018 - 7:48 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Striking teachers in West Virginia are to return to the classroom on Thursday, Gov. Jim Justice said in announcing he is offering teachers and school service personnel a revised 5 percent pay raise in the first year to end their statewide walkout. Justice made the...
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Teachers John and Kerry Guerini of Fayetteville, West Virginia, hold signs at a rally at the state Capitol in Charleston, W.Va., Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. Teachers across West Virginia will continue a walkout over pay and benefits for a fourth day. (AP Photo/John Raby)
February 27, 2018 - 12:08 am
West Virginia's teachers are refusing to go to school for a fourth day Tuesday in protest of pay that is among the lowest in the nation. Such statewide strikes are unusual but not unprecedented — West Virginia teachers last walked out in 1990. Most teacher labor disputes start and end at the...
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Teachers John and Kerry Guerini of Fayetteville, West Virginia, hold signs at a rally at the state Capitol in Charleston, W.Va., Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. Teachers across West Virginia will continue a walkout over pay and benefits for a fourth day. (AP Photo/John Raby)
February 26, 2018 - 9:15 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Thousands of striking schoolteachers who have shut down West Virginia classrooms for days are demanding a face-to-face meeting with the governor and legislative leaders on their pay grievances, a union official said Monday. Teachers rallied Monday outside the state Capitol...
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February 26, 2018 - 9:23 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh teacher's union says its members will go on strike this week, affecting about 25,000 students. The city Federation of Teachers announced Monday that the union will go on strike Friday. The union is required to give the district at least 48-hours' notice ahead of a...
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February 26, 2018 - 6:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that could deal a painful financial blow to organized labor. All eyes will be on Justice Neil Gorsuch Monday when the court takes up a challenge to an Illinois law that allows unions representing government employees to collect fees...
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FIEL - In this Feb. 19, 2017, file photo, Tony Clark, executive director of the Major League Players Association, answers questions at a news conference in Phoenix. A proposal collapsed that would have put a runner on second base to start the 10th inning of spring training games, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because no statements were authorized. Management thinks the union backed off because players were upset Commissioner Rob Manfred described new pace-of-game rules that apply to the regular season as an agreement, the person said. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
February 24, 2018 - 12:21 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Union leader Tony Clark says major league players remain concerned about the unusual amount of unsigned free agents with spring training nearing the end of its second week. Clark began his annual tour of camps on Saturday with Boston in Fort Myers. Clark said after his...
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February 19, 2018 - 8:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — America's union leaders are about to find out if they were right to fiercely oppose Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court as a pivotal, potentially devastating vote against organized labor. The newest justice holds the deciding vote in a case to be argued Feb. 26 that...
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