The measure in Oregon is still in the early stages.
The EMT shortage is difficult to quantify, but agency officials agree it's an issue across the country.
Thanks to a recent Supreme Court ruling, corporations are increasingly using forced arbitration to undermine state and local worker protections.
“I think there definitely is momentum,” says one expert.
A childcare employee who brought the case tied her argument to last year's Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME.
Grand Chute, Wisconsin didn't violate the Constitution when it ordered a union to remove "Scabby the Rat" from a road median.
The strike showcased unions' strategy of advocating not just for their members but also for better resources for schools.
New research shows public educators face a growing “compensation penalty.”
The Gallup survey results also highlight partisan differences.
Several states have passed laws requiring public sector unions to "recertify" their membership ahead of collective bargaining, which proponents say is "about democracy." Critics counter it is an onerous burden for unions.
Workers are seeking refunds after a recent Supreme Court ruling. The legal wrangling threatens to ensnare states and localities.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that fees the unions have been able to collect in over 20 states are unconstitutional.
The 5-4 decision found that charging non-union employees "agency fees" is a First Amendment violation.
“Technology will displace workers from some, and potentially many jobs...but we have no reason to think technology will eliminate work in the economy as a whole,” said John Schmitt, vice president of the Economic Policy Institute.
Civil service reform is vital, but “it can only be done with the cooperation of the unions.”
“Starting with social media is a good way to break in.”
Also in our news roundup: S.C. public shooting club; California beer import tax; and Hawaii’s failed Uber, Lyft measure
Nationwide, an average of 77.2 percent of prime-working-age adults were employed in 2015, up from lows of about 75 percent after the 2007-09 recession.
The Uniformed Firefighters Association says the department is prominently displaying “discredited” statistics on its website, while others that show longer average response times are more difficult to find.
Our new survey of government leaders finds hiring difficulties, funding red tape and cash-strapped technology budgets among the top 2016 management challenges for agencies.
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