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Deputies: Prominent minister shot, killed while cleaning pistol

Sunday, August 30, 2015 1:05 AM

Prominent Charlotte minister Phillip Davis was found dead of an apparently accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound inside his Union County home Saturday, officials said. According to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, Davis’ wife Cynthia called 911 around ...

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Should SEALDs student activists worry about not getting hired?

Saturday, August 29, 2015 10:26 PM

Summer 2015 -- 70 years since Japan’s defeat in World War II. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his ruling coalition have rammed two security bills through the Lower House that overturn decades of interpretation of the Constitution by enabling Japan to ...

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Mitchel Ledet, influential political and labor rights leader, dies at 83

Saturday, August 29, 2015 5:15 AM

Ledet was president of Teamsters Local Union 270 and vice president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. He also served on the Sewerage and Water Board, the City Employees’ Retirement System, the Housing Authority of New Orleans, and the Regional ...

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Korecki: Illinois faces big battle over labor vs. executive power

Saturday, August 29, 2015 12:22 AM

"What’s at stake is the executive power of the governor to negotiate with a labor union on behalf of the taxpayers. This would be a first, and it’s not a good first." State Rep. Greg Harris, D-Chicago, will be among the "yes" votes. Harris ...

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Union and The Rapid to enter mediation for contract negotiations

Friday, August 28, 2015 9:01 AM

RiChard Jackson, the local union president, said the union offered to amend the current pension plan so employees would make minor contributions to reduce the unfunded liability over time. He declined to state the amount of contributions offered and did ...

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