The Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation’s largest outside New York City, owes so much for retiree health care that paying off its debt would cost $17,500 for each student -- and there are 640,000 of them.
Governor Andrew Cuomo will propose cutting the approval process for some new power transmission lines to 10 months from about four years to speed expansion of the grid to meet growing demand in the New York City area.
Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates will face the country’s first joint general strike in 22 years as the two biggest labor organizations prepare to protest against the government’s austerity measures.
Governors of more than a dozen states are rushing to offer incentives such as subsidized training and infrastructure to convince Boeing Co. to move production of its new 777X jetliner out of Washington, where union members rejected a labor contract that froze pensions.
Volkswagen Group of America’s plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has experienced something unusual: a union welcomed by management but faced with resistance from some workers. A combination of outdated labor laws and union intransigence has created this oddity.
South Africa’s Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union wants its grievances about gold-industry wages to be kept separate from those of other labor organizations amid stalled wage talks with producers.