Indianapolis schools cancel bus routes after drivers call in sick
Indianapolis Public Schools said schools remained open, but students who are unable to get to them because of no buses would not be marked absent.Read More
NFL plans to expand playoffs to 14 teams, add 17th game to season
While the 17-game season would not take effect immediately, the league and owners would plan for the expanded playoffs to be implemented in the 2020 season, according to people familiar with deliberations on a new collective bargaining agreement.Read More
Thousands of teachers gather for Red for Ed rally at Indiana Statehouse
Teachers say they are rallying for better working conditions, higher pay, increased funding for public school classrooms, less emphasis on standardized testing and more respect.Read More
UPDATE: Auto workers strike against GM in contract dispute
More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers walked off General Motors factory floors or set up picket lines early Monday as contract talks with the company deteriorated into a strike.Read More
Southwest Airlines said the workers could lose their jobs unless labor unions accept concessions to help the airline cope with a sharp drop in travel caused by the pandemic.
A federal judge on Tuesday struck down two Trump administration rules designed to drastically curtail the number of H-1B visas issued each year to skilled foreign workers.
In the latest punishment in what the government calls “systemic” corruption at the highest ranks of the union, 11 union officials and a late official’s spouse have pleaded guilty since 2017, including former presidents Dennis Williams and Gary Jones.
The Labor Department reported Friday that the August increase in the consumer price index reflected some moderation following big gains of 0.6% in both June and July.
ISO leadership and the musicians released a joint statement on Tuesday announcing the new contract, which runs through Aug. 29.
Dennis Williams is the 15th person to be charged in an investigation of the senior ranks of the venerable labor union. It has revealed crooked ties between officials and executives at Fiat Chrysler.
The political arm of the Indiana State Teachers Association will not make an endorsement in the governor’s race. Instead, it will focus on supporting dozens of legislative races, particularly those in which teachers are running.
A national coalition of labor unions, along with racial and social justice organizations, plan to stage a mass full-day walkout from work this month in more than 25 cities.
United Auto Workers represents about 150,000 workers employed by Ford, Fiat Chrysler and General Motors, but it also includes casino workers, university graduate assistants and others.
Federal OSHA found that Amazon did not prove all of the criteria to establish employee misconduct occurred in this case, but the state agency disagrees.
Gary Jones acknowledged that he falsified expenses from 2012 to 2017 when he was a regional UAW director. He was promoted to president in 2018 but quit after 17 months as the federal investigation intensified.
Rhondalyn Cornett, 55, was also ordered to pay more than $154,000 in restitution to the Indianapolis Education Association and will serve two years of probation.
The United Auto Workers union has been pushing for factories to close because workers are fearful of coming into contact with the coronavirus.
Senate Bill 409, authored by Sen. Mark Messmer, R-Jasper, eliminates the work-permit requirement for minors and tweaks some of the hours they can work.
Former UAW President Gary Jones is accused of conspiring with others at the union to embezzle more than $1 million. The court filing against Jones describes a scheme to pocket cash and enjoy luxuries, including $13,000 in cigars.
With a late-night vote, on the slim majority approval of the 32 team representatives, the NFL Players Association was preparing Wednesday to send the collective bargaining agreement proposal to the full union membership for potential ratification.
Players union representatives and members of the NFL’s negotiating committee got together Tuesday in Indianapolis to hash out their differences in a new labor agreement the owners approved last week.
Such quick action by the owners indicates their eagerness to replace the 10-year labor agreement that concludes in March 2021. Several elements of a new CBA could be implemented for the upcoming season should the players vote in favor of it.
Democrats said the bill would help reverse a decades-long trend of declining union membership. Republicans dismissed the bill as a “political gift to union bosses” that would diminish the rights of workers and employers alike while harming the economy.