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Verizon Strike Possible as Contract Deadline Looms

Verizon workers in nine states could walk off the job as soon as early Sunday if union negotiators don’t reach an agreement over benefits with the wireless carrier.


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Union: 8 D.C. Streetcar Employees Fired Before it Starts Running

In the latest sign that you won’t be able to ride the D.C. streetcar system anytime soon, there may not be enough drivers to operate the trolleys after several employees were fired.


Smoke filled the L'Enfant Plaza station during the rush hour on Jan. 12, 2015. The station was temporarily closed after the station with smoke. One person died as several were injured as a result of the incident. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Union Leaders: D.C. Firefighters Still Having Radio Problems

Union leaders say emergency responders are still having communication problems in Washington subway tunnels in the wake of a fatal accident on the system last month.


Nurses strike outside Providence Hospital in Northeast D.C. (Photo credit: Jim MacKay)

D.C. Hospital Nurses Strike Over Ebola, Other Issues

Nurses took to the sidewalks outside Providence Hospital in Northest D.C. Wednesday to protest worker conditions, including lack of Ebola preparedness at the facility, WNEW’s Jim MacKay reports.


President Barack Obama speaks during  Laborfest 2014 at Henry Maier Festival Park on Sept. 1, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wis. (credit: Tom Lynn/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘I’d Join A Union’

President Barack Obama says he’ll press Congress to raise the minimum wage in the same way he courted his wife — never taking no for an answer.


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Johns Hopkins Hospital, Union Reach Tentative Labor Pact

Johns Hopkins Hospital has reached a tentative labor agreement with a union representing about 2,000 workers at the medical institution.


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Athletes’ Union Responds to Northwestern Appeal

The College Athletes Players Association is criticizing Northwestern University’s argument for overturning a ruling that would allow the school’s football players to unionize.


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Fast-Food Protests Under Way Across the U.S.

Fast-food protests are under way in cities including New York, Chicago and Detroit, with organizers expecting the biggest national walkouts yet in a demand for higher wages.


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Hostess: Twinkies To Return To Shelves July 15

Hostess is betting on a sweet comeback for Twinkies when they return to shelves next month.


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Group of D.C. Judges Seeks to Unionize for First Time

A group of District of Columbia judges is seeking to organize as a union and says it’s facing resistance from Mayor Vincent Gray’s administration.