President Barack Obama, who has vowed to make fighting global warming a focus of his remaining years in office, yesterday unveiled initiatives to mitigate what aides say are the effects of an already changing climate.
Northwestern University football players seeking to form the first union of college athletes have so far presented a weak case that they are employees of the school, the National Labor Relations Board officer presiding over the hearings said.
Ed O’Bannon, the former college basketball player who is suing the National Collegiate Athletic Association, declared victory after members of the Northwestern University football team moved to create the first athlete- specific union in history.
Ron Bloom is back in Detroit two years after helping run President Barack Obama’s auto-industry team. This time, he took one role defending the city’s workers and another that puts him at odds with carmaker employees.
The United Steelworkers union, which represents almost 6,000 workers at Alcoa Inc., said it’s resisting the largest U.S. aluminum producer’s efforts to “aggressively” cut benefits as a labor contract comes up for renewal.