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The Takeaway

West Coast Labor Dispute Rattles Businesses

Monday, February 16, 2015

Large cargo ships are sitting idle today along the West Coast. No one is unloading them because of a labor dispute. These ports account for 43 percent of container traffic in the U.S.

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WNYC News

Airport Workers, Elected Officials Block LGA Entrance to Demand Better Wages

Thursday, January 15, 2015

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Airport workers sat down on the 94th Street bridge leading to LaGuardia to demand higher pay, benefits and a unionized contract from the Port Authority.

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Schoolbook

Rally to Fund Schools Draws Hundreds to Albany

Monday, January 12, 2015

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Public school education groups and unions rallied in Albany on the same day supporters of charter schools pressed their own cause.
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WNYC News

Police Labor Contracts Still in Limbo

Friday, January 09, 2015

Amid the tension between the NYPD and City Hall, there's another issue: Members of the PBA have been working without a contract since 2010.

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WNYC News

Tensions Mount Between Mayor, Police Unions

Monday, December 15, 2014

The conflict between Mayor de Blasio and the police unions has reached a new level of tension.

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WNYC News

Cablevision Violated Workers’ Rights, Court Says

Friday, December 05, 2014

A judge criticizes CEO James Dolan and finds Cablevision went too far in its effort to halt a unionization drive.

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WNYC News

A Workers’ Flashmob Inside a McDonald’s

Thursday, December 04, 2014

On its second birthday, the fast food workers' movement has a few victories, and many unfulfilled goals.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

25 Years in 25 Days (2005): Transit Strike

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

NYC's transit workers went out on strike right before Christmas in 2005. We look at how organized labor has fared since.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Fast Food Workers Want to Unite

Monday, September 15, 2014

The push for unionization of fast food workers. The story of the USS Jeannette. David Mitchell's The Bone Clocks. Forensic pathologist Dr. Judy Melinek on her experience.

WQXR Blog

Atlanta Symphony Locks Out its Musicians

Sunday, September 07, 2014

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians and management were unable to reach a settlement on a new contract on Saturday.
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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Labor Day Special

Monday, September 01, 2014

This Labor Day, The Takeaway is all about hard work. 

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Operavore

Met Opera and Stagehands Reach a Deal, Allowing Season to Open on Schedule

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera and the stagehands union have reached a deal on a new contract, ending the prospect of a work stoppage and assuring that the fall season will get underway.
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Operavore

Met Opera Proposes Federal Mediator in Contract Talks

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

As part of an eleventh-hour effort to resolve a bitter labor dispute at the Metropolitan Opera, the company has proposed to bring in a federal mediator.

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WNYC News

Labor Ruling Opens Door to Unionization at McDonald's

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

McDonald's has long said that its franchisees, not the corporation itself, are accountable for the safety, treatment and pay of workers at its restaurants, but that could change if a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board Tuesday is upheld.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Wins For Hobby Lobby and Non-Unionized Workers

Monday, June 30, 2014

In twin 5-4 rulings, the Supreme Court ruled that companies may refrain from providing contraception if they object on religious grounds; and that public sector unions may not collect dues from some non-unionized employees. 

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WNYC News

NJ Judge Rules in Favor of Christie's Pension Plan

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A New Jersey judge has ruled that Gov. Chris Christie can follow through with his plan to reduce the state's contributions to public workers' pension funds.

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WNYC News

Fire Unions Demand Changes to City’s 911 System

Thursday, May 29, 2014

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Elected officials and fire union members will rally Friday morning, after the de Blasio administration suspended a multi-billion dollar project to upgrade the 911 system.

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Schoolbook

What de Blasio's Contract Deal Means for Teachers

Friday, May 02, 2014

The new teacher contract includes wage increases and back pay, a streamlined teacher evaluation process and time built into the school day for professional development and parent engagement.

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The Takeaway

Could the NCAA Union Ruling Help Women's Teams?

Friday, March 28, 2014

College sports are in the spotlight after a landmark ruling by the National Labor Relations Board determined that athletes on Northwestern University's football team have the right to unionize. But the ruling could also mean more money for women's teams.

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WNYC News

Unhappy Meal: How the Fast Food Worker Movement Began

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

As protestors "arrest" Ronald McDonald, meet the New Yorkers behind the nationwide movement to raise wages for fast food workers.

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