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MTA Preparing LIRR Strike Contingency Plans

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The MTA is planning to put bus service in place if Long Island Rail Road workers strike as threatened this summer. But not every MTA board member thinks that's a good idea.

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Transportation Nation

MTA, LIRR Meeting With White House Mediators This Week

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

There's an offer on the table in the labor dispute between New York's MTA and the Long Island Rail Road workers unions.

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WQXR Features

Video Webcast: The Metropolitan Opera National Council Award Winners

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Watch the archived webcast of the 2014 winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in The Greene Space at WQXR.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Europe’s response to the Crimean crisis

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Europe’s response to the Crimean crisis

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WNYC News

The Path to Labor Peace: De Blasio's Challenge

Monday, February 24, 2014

WNYC

To get a labor deal, Mayor Bill De Blasio also has to negotiate his way through a process that requires separate talks on wages, health care and retirement benefits. Oh, and on that last one, the pensions? He doesn't even have a seat at the table.

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The Takeaway

A Nail in the Coffin for Organized Labor?

Monday, February 17, 2014

In Tennessee, a vote was held over the weekend that many believe could be a nail in the coffin for organized labor. Workers at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant voted against joining the United Auto Workers union—the move was opposed every step of the way by the state's governor and other members of the GOP. Kristin Dziczek, director of the Industry & Labor Group at the Center for Automotive Research, joins The Takeaway to describe why this vote caused such a fight. Andy Berke, the Mayor of Chattanooga, also weighs in.

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WNYC News

To Solve Union Woes, Retirement Fund is Tempting

Friday, February 14, 2014

Budget watchdogs say it would be a big mistake for Mayor de Blasio to use funds set aside for retiree health benefits when hammering out new contracts with city workers.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Will Scotland go it alone?

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Will Scotland go it alone?

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Obama's zen-like State of the Union address

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Obama's zen-like State of the Union address

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Ignoring My Own Beautiful Face Edition

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Julia Turner discuss the new film "The Dallas Buyer's Club", Rupert Murdoch with NPR Media Correspondant David Folkenflik and working conditions in academia.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The tug of war over the future of Ukraine

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The tug of war over the future of Ukraine

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WNYC News

The de Blasio Budget: A Tale of Two Pies

Monday, November 18, 2013

Put on Mayor-Elect Billl de Blasio's to do list: negotiating new contracts for almost 300,000 workers, who say they're owed as much as $7 billion in back pay from a roughly $70 billion budget.

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WNYC News

Carnegie Hall Strike Is Over

Friday, October 04, 2013

The labor dispute that caused Carnegie Hall to cancel its opening night gala this week has come to an end. The company says it's reached an agreement with the stagehands union.

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WQXR Blog

Carnegie Hall: Shows Will Go On as Union Talks Continue

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Carnegie Hall is moving forward with its concert Thursday night, after canceling Wednesday's opening night gala due to a stagehand strike.

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Schoolbook

Questions Raised Over U.F.T. Campaign Filing

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Government watchdog groups are questioning why a political action committee run by the United Federation of Teachers gave money to a consulting firm that does not seem to exist, during a mayor's race in which the union aimed to play a kingmaker role.

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Transportation Nation

BART Workers on Strike

Monday, July 01, 2013

Bay Area Rapid Transit workers are now on strike after failing to reach a deal on contract negotiations.

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Transportation Nation

Bay Area Transit Unions Prepare for Strike Authorization Vote

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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With no solution in sight to a wage impasse, labor unions representing the Bay Area's commuter rail system are voting Tuesday whether to authorize a strike.

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WNYC News

Judge to Give 2 Cents About Who Taps Starbucks' Tip Jar

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

New York's highest court is hearing arguments Tuesday about whether Starbucks baristas must share their tips with shift supervisors and assistant managers.

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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

The Activist Tom Mooney, on Death Row, Is Pardoned

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

WNYC

This dramatic live broadcast from 1939 is a seminal moment in American jurisprudence and political history: the pardon of Tom Mooney, a tireless labor activist wrongly condemned to death in 1917 for a fatal bombing, after he served 22 years in prison.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Drone On Gabfest

Friday, February 08, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon and special guest David Leonhardt, Washington bureau chief of The New York Times. This week: Obama's drone policy and his upcoming SOTU, plus Leonhardt's new eBook, Here's the Deal.

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