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The state Gaming Commission and a hospitality workers union are pushing to erase a law that bars people convicted in the past decade of felony theft, fraud, perjury or embezzlement from working in a Bay State casino. Steve Wynn's Las Vegas casino and
The president of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, who as a state senator played a key role in shaping the expanded gaming law, is calling on Wynn Resorts to follow in the footsteps of Mohegan Sun its competitor for the lucrative Boston-area casino license
The headline and first paragraph at an Associated Press item on a union strike authorization vote in Las Vegas are both far more vague than they could or should be. Though the rest of Ken Ritter's coverage at least identifies the union involved, it
Board Wednesday saying it must prevent the German auto company from providing any further assistance to the United Auto Workers in its efforts to organize the workers. The complaint is a reaction to the UAW's own request to the board that it order a
Review of Seth Lipsky's The Rise of Abraham Cahan by Robert Parmet Robert Parmet is Professor of History at York College of the City University of New York and author of The Master of Seventh Avenue: David Dubinsky and the American Labor Movement.
For example, in New York's first Labor Day parade in 1882, 25,000 workers marched for the abolition of child labor and an eight-hour workday under a Knights of Labor banner. This and other efforts gave New York a reputation as a labor friendly town.
The Tropicana said Thursday it reached tentative agreement on a new five-year labor contract with Culinary Local 226 and Bartenders Local 165, covering some 650 nongaming employees at the Strip resort. The deal with between the hotel and the
Over at the Associated Press's national site, there's a story about how "Some of the largest public labor unions in Illinois filed a long-awaited lawsuit Tuesday challenging the state's new pension reform law." Given that it involves hundreds of
The move comes amid an effort by Unite Here, a labor union in the hospitality industry, to unionize airport concessions employees. The "Workplace Development Program" will provide AirMall USA concessions workers with health and sanitation training,
Joining her and Foskey-Cyrus Sunday evening were West Rock Alder Carlton Staggers and first-term Alders Michael Stratton of Prospect Hill/Newhallville, Richard Spears of Bishop Woods, and Anna Festa of East Rock. Later, Downtown Alderman Doug