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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • NCAA 'disappointed' with Northwestern union ruling

    March 26, 2014 5:08 PM

    CHICAGO - The NCAA says it's "disappointed" by a federal agency's ruling that Northwestern University football players can form the nation's first college athletes' union. The organization issued a statement on its website after Wednesday's landmark ruling by a regional director of National Labor Relations Board that players are deemed... more »
  • Teacher's union calls for collaboration over Act 1

    August 20, 2013 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Association of Educators called today for Gov. Bobby Jindal and State Superintendent of Education John White to work with them over a teacher tenure law declared unconstitutional by two state judges this year. LAE leaders said they they will continue to push for policies... more »
  • Union appeals A-Rod's suspension

    August 8, 2013 8:55 AM

    CHICAGO - The Major League Baseball Players Association has formally appealed Alex Rodriguez's 211-game suspension. He was suspended through the 2014 season Monday when the league penalized 13 players following an investigation into Biogenesis of America, a shuttered Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs. The... more »
  • Lawsuit claims public school districts owed $200M

    July 2, 2013 12:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The St. John the Baptist Parish School Board and a teachers union are suing the state for $200 million, saying school funding formulas approved by lawmakers for three years were not passed properly. The lawsuit claims financing plans passed in 2010, 2011 and 2012 should have been... more »
  • Union official charged with embezzlement

    May 5, 2013 2:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Attorney Dana Boente says a union official has been charged with embezzling $4,000 from the union by writing and cashing unauthorized checks to himself. A news release that 63-year-old Malvin Bergeron of Jefferson Parish was charged Friday in a one-count bill of information. According to the... more »
  • Former BR Police officer concerned about union, mayor relationship check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 7, 2013 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Former Baton Rouge Police Officer Richard Sobers retired after 25 years with the department. He says he can't remember a chief of police being terminated, unless it involved a new mayor taking office. Sobers says he heard from current police who are glad Mayor Kip Holden fired... more »
  • NYC, union trade harsh words over plan impasse

    January 18, 2013 2:30 AM

    NEW YORK - The issue of teacher evaluations has been contentious around the country. Now it's brought New York City and its teachers' union to an impasse and harsh war of words that has put the city at risk of losing up to $450 million in state aid and grants.... more »
  • Sides in NHL labor fight meet with mediator

    January 4, 2013 10:46 AM

    NEW YORK - The NHL and the union are meeting separately with a federal mediator but have no plans yet to negotiate. Federal mediator Scot Beckenbaugh is talking with representatives from the players' association and league Friday in an attempt to return the parties to the bargaining table after they... more »
  • NHL, union to resume negotiations Wednesday

    December 11, 2012 10:27 AM

    TORONTO - The NHL and its players' union will return to bargaining tomorrow at an undisclosed location in an effort to save the hockey season. The Canadian Press reports the resumption of talks, citing unidentified people on both sides of the dispute. Today marks the 87th day of the lockout.... more »
  • NHL labor talks break off after 1 hour

    December 6, 2012 5:41 PM

    NEW YORK - Talks in the NHL labor fight broke down after just one hour Thursday night, and it isn't known when the league and the players' association would get back together. After several hours of waiting for discussions to resume for a third straight day, the conversations didn't go... more »
  • Labor board still investigating Walmart dispute

    November 20, 2012 5:19 PM

    NEW YORK - Federal labor officials say they haven't decided whether to support a request by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to stop a union-backed group from encouraging worker walk-outs that are expected to culminate Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. The world's largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Ark.,... more »
  • NHL lockout goes on

    November 20, 2012 10:46 AM

    NEW YORK - It's day 66 of the NHL lockout and while the two sides are talking, there is no indication that they're getting anywhere. Representative for the league and players got together for about two hours yesterday, with union executive director Donald Fehr indicating the two sides would try... more »
  • Judge orders Hostess to mediate with union

    November 19, 2012 2:19 PM

    Twinkies won't die that easily after all. Hostess Brands Inc. and its second largest union will go into mediation to try and resolve their differences, meaning the Irving, Texas-based company won't go out of business just yet. The news came Monday after Hostess moved to liquidate and sell off its... more »
  • NHL, union back at bargaining table for new talks

    November 6, 2012 10:20 PM

    NEW YORK- Negotiations between the NHL and the locked-out players' association lasted deep into Tuesday night, and went well enough that the sides agreed to return to the bargaining table for more talks Wednesday. Both sides kept details of the meeting, which lasted over seven hours, close to the vest.... more »
  • Sources: NFL, officials' union hold talks

    September 24, 2012 10:29 AM

    NEW YORK - Two people familiar with the talks say that the NFL and the locked out officials' union met on Sunday. It was uncertain whether progress was made in an attempt to reach a new collective bargaining agreement, or when further negotiations would take place. The two people spoke... more »
  • NHL, union have contact, but no talks scheduled

    September 14, 2012 10:28 AM

    NEW YORK - With a lockout drawing ever closer, the NHL and its players' union are in touch with each other after a day of internal meetings. But no new negotiating sessions are scheduled one day before Commissioner Gary Bettman has said he will lock out the players. This would... more »
  • Talks to end Chicago teacher strike make progress

    September 13, 2012 10:19 AM

    CHICAGO - The Chicago Teachers Union president says a deal to end the city's first teachers' strike in 25 years is close, but she's pushed back her timeline a bit. Just hours after predicting students could be back in class by Friday, Karen Lewis said it might be Monday instead.... more »
  • Union: No deal as talks continue

    September 11, 2012 2:40 PM

    CHICAGO - The Chicago Teachers Union says no deal has been reached in ongoing talks with negotiators from the Chicago Public Schools. Representatives from the union and the district returned to the bargaining table Tuesday as the teachers' strike entered its second day. More than 25,000 teachers are on strike... more »
  • In Poland, Romney gets endorsed by Lech Walesa

    July 30, 2012 4:58 PM

    GDANSK, Poland - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is spending the night in Poland, the final stop on a three-nation tour designed to boost his foreign policy resume with voters back home. In Gdansk, Romney was endorsed by former Polish President Lech Walesa (lek vah-WEHN'-sah), who led the Solidarity anti-government... more »
  • Appeals court allows La. voucher program to begin

    July 26, 2012 2:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A state appeals court has upheld a decision that allows Gov. Bobby Jindal's statewide voucher program to begin in August. Teacher unions and local school boards sought to block the start of the program as they challenge its constitutionality. But a three-judge appellate court panel agreed with... more »
  • Union Recall effort High-Stakes

    April 11, 2012 7:39 PM

    Unions in Wisconsin face a make-or-break moment in their campaign to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. If they and their Democratic allies can unseat Walker, it would send a message to other politicians who may try to limit the rights of union members. Unions may also find it easier to... more »
  • Jindal reform on fast track through legislature, teachers' union upset

    March 12, 2012 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Teachers' unions across the state are calling Governor Bobby Jindal irresponsible for sending education reform bills into committees so early on in the session. Teachers were planning to take their opinions about the governor's changes to legislators well in advance of any votes, however, conversations are scheduled... more »
  • Union representative talks about state budget cuts impact Play Video

    February 10, 2012 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Former state worker Leonal Hardman says the governor's proposed budget could be devastating for Baton Rouge. Nearly 6,400 hundred positions would be eliminated according to the governor's plan. Hardman says he expects coalitions from across the state to oppose many of the moves. Hardman says other... more »
  • Jindal calls for resignation of union leader

    February 3, 2012 3:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has called on the executive director of the Louisiana Association of Educators to resign. At issue is a dispute between Jindal and the education union over the governor's bid to allow children in poor-performing schools to attend private schools with state tax dollars. Jindal... more »
  • Obama to take on economy in State of the Union

    January 24, 2012 6:07 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is getting ready to deliver an election-year State of the Union address heavy on economic themes when he addresses a joint session of Congress and millions of television viewers. Obama's annual speech at 9 p.m. comes in the midst of an already heated re-election campaign... more »
  • Bald eagle found shot in Union Parish

    January 23, 2012 2:15 PM

    FARMERVILLE - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents want information about a bald eagle shot over a week ago north of Farmerville in Union Parish. On Jan. 13, LDWF agents were notified by a motorist traveling along Louisiana Hwy. 15 near Goose Elkins Road about... more »
  • Police union responds to chief's interview

    October 10, 2011 4:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The head of the Baton Rouge police officers union said today that recent comments from Chief Dwayne White about racial profiling in the department went too far. President Chris Stewart gave his response on the WJBO morning show with Clay Young and Kevin Meeks, the same... more »
  • LSU faculty union gets thumbs up from faculty senate

    September 8, 2011 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The LSU Faculty Senate voted in support of a faculty union Thursday night. LSUnited organizers say the thumbs up leads the way to more members and sends a message to university administrators. A year ago, faculty members started laying the ground work for a union. That... more »
  • Football fans say NFL-player dispute not in their best interest

    March 11, 2011 10:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Labor talks broke down today in the fight between the NFL and players. The players' union de-certified which could lead to the first pro-football work stoppage in 23 years. Players want a portion of a huge amount of money the NFL got for TV rights. Football... more »
  • Dozens of protestors removed from Wisconsin capitol

    March 10, 2011 2:14 PM

    MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin lawmakers are again debating their governor's plan to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from public workers ahead of a vote that's expected to pass the measure. The state Assembly convened Thursday afternoon after being delayed by protests that prompted a temporary lockdown and security... more »
  • LSU Union renovations complete

    March 4, 2011 5:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After a three year delay, construction and renovations are complete in the LSU student union. The project was delayed 96 times because of change orders. Work was also slow because the union never closed during construction. Students will continue to pay a $89 a semester... more »
  • NFL, union agree to mediation

    February 17, 2011 2:42 PM

    NEW YORK - The NFL and players' union have agreed to mediation in their labor negotiations. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service will oversee negotiations in Washington beginning Friday. FMCS director George H. Cohen says, "Due to the extreme sensitivity of these negotiations ... the agency will refrain... more »
  • Obama: Challenges are "bigger than party"

    January 25, 2011 5:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - Declaring a new era of shared responsibility, President Barack Obama is imploring Republican and Democratic lawmakers to work with him to revitalize the economy, saying in his State of the Union address the enormity of the challenge is "bigger than party, and bigger than politics." In brief excerpts... more »
  • ACLU sues Tangipahoa jail for paranoid inmate

    January 25, 2011 2:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The American Civil Liberties Union says deputies at the Tangipahoa Parish Jail held a paranoid schizophrenic for months without giving him psychiatric medicine or treating injuries inflicted by other inmates and himself. A federal lawsuit filed Monday alleges that when 52-year-old Roger Mason was moved to a... more »
  • Boehner asks Obama to Jan. 25 State of the Union

    January 11, 2011 1:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - House Speaker John Boehner has invited President Barack Obama to deliver the State of the Union speech to a joint session of Congress on Jan. 25, the first opportunity for the president to address the full assembly of lawmakers under new divided government. The address is typically an... more »

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