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  • Union files for vote by workers at Mississippi Nissan plant

    July 10, 2017 10:03 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The United Auto Workers has filed to force a unionization vote at a Nissan Motor Co. plant in Mississippi after a yearslong campaign to build support. Sandra Hightower of the National Labor Relations Board confirmed that the board received the UAW's election petition in its... more »
  • Former head of Baton Rouge police union retires amid internal affairs probe

    April 4, 2017 10:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The former leader of the Baton Rouge Police Department's union retired last month after being on paid administrative leave since February. 46-year-old Sgt. Chris Stewart closed his two-decade long career with the agency amid an internal affairs investigation over allegations he stalked and harassed his ex-girlfriend.... more »
  • Two arrested after scuffle in LSU Student Union bathroom

    March 26, 2017 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two men were arrested after an apparent brawl in a bathroom at the LSU Student Union Friday. According to arrest records, an officer was called to the LSU Student Union in reference to criminal damage to property around 7 p.m. The witness told the officer... more »
  • War of words continues between Trump and union leader

    December 8, 2016 2:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - The war of words is escalating between Donald Trump and a union official who suggested that Trump wasn't being truthful about the number of jobs being saved at an Indiana factory. When Trump visited Carrier's factory last week, he suggested that more than 1,100 jobs could be saved... more »
  • Workers at O'Hare airport expected to strike over wages

    November 29, 2016 10:04 AM

    CHICAGO - Workers at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport are expected to walk off the job over union rights and an hourly wage of $15. About 500 workers have committed to the strike on Tuesday. They include cabin cleaners, janitors, wheelchair attendants and baggage handlers. The workers are employed by private... more »
  • Father of slain officer slams police union attack on local leader

    July 22, 2016 7:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The father of a Baton Rouge Police officer slain in Sunday's ambush shooting condemned the police union's "attack" on a councilwoman's t-shirt. In a letter to the editor to a local newspaper, Hosea Lyle Jackson, the father of BRPD officer Montrell Jackson, writes that he is... more »
  • British media: 'Leave' side will win EU vote

    June 24, 2016 12:40 AM

    LONDON - UK broadcasters are predicting that Britain has voted to leave the 28-nation European Union in a historic referendum. With 329 of 382 counting centers reporting results, the "leave" side is ahead by over 900,000 votes. The results of Britain's vote Thursday will seriously hurt the continental unity... more »
  • BRPD say be wary of Police Union scam

    December 15, 2015 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said Tuesday people in Baton Rouge have been receiving scam phone calls from someone claiming to be with the Baton Rouge Police Union. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the union does not do any phone solicitations specifically so they don't get confused with scam calls. ... more »
  • Seattle to decide whether to let Uber, Lyft drivers unionize

    December 13, 2015 2:51 PM

    SEATTLE - Seattle may soon become the first city to let drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft collectively bargain over pay and working conditions, a move opposed by the companies and one seen as a test case for the changing 21st century workforce. The city council is... more »
  • College player union leaders still pushing for changes

    October 5, 2015 3:24 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Ramogi Huma and Kain Colter refuse to allow one decision to derail their mission to unionize college athletics. On Monday, the two former college football players who now represent the College Athletes Players Association walked into the NCAA's own backyard and stated their case at Indiana's AFL-CIO state... more »
  • Two Baton Rouge women wanted for bank fraud

    July 28, 2015 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are looking for two women accused of bank fraud and theft. Police say Jontell Poole and Geneal Shavers went to the Pelican State Credit Union in June and deposited three checks worth about $1,350. According to police the checks were written from Poole's... more »
  • Union dues bill pulled before vote Play Video

    May 12, 2015 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bill that would have put the clamps on unions was pulled before a vote Tuesday at the Capitol. House Bill 418 would outlaw police officers, firefighters and teachers from having union dues automatically taken out of paychecks. Unions would then have a tougher time collecting... more »
  • Union optimistic about pay plan

    March 6, 2015 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Union approved one of the first pay raise proposals in years for officers Friday evening. In a 232 to 201 vote, 54% of union members signed off on the city's plan that institutes between two and four percent raises for the police... more »
  • Union takes NFL to court over Adrian Peterson

    December 15, 2014 11:24 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - The NFL Players Association has filed a federal lawsuit for Adrian Peterson, asking the court to dismiss an arbitrator's decision to uphold the NFL's punishment of the star running back. The petition was filed Monday in Minnesota, where the NFLPA has often gone to contest labor matters with... more »
  • Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage expansion

    October 6, 2014 8:56 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's order turning way appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriage has triggered a series of moves in affected states to clear the way for gay and lesbian unions. Without comment, the justices brought to an end delays in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and... more »
  • Police: Battery at LSU union a hoax

    September 6, 2014 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police say a girl lied about a battery on campus some time before kickoff of the LSU game. Capt. Cory Lalonde, LSU police, tells News 2 that the girl accused the man of bumping into her and then grabbing her arm. She later said she... more »

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