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Retiree says FirstEnergy violated labor contracts

Kyla Asbury Oct. 20, 2014, 10:46am

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - A retiree is suing FirstEnergy in an attempt to halt the company from ending its retiree health benefits at the end of the year.

IL13 race: Incumbent Davis continues to outraise former Madison County judge

David Yates Jul. 16, 2014, 7:03pm

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Illinois, continues to outraise former Madison County judge Ann Callis so far in the 2014 election cycle, boasting a war chest double in size to that of his Democratic opponent's.

Long asbestos trial attributed to complexity, number of defendants

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 7, 2014, 3:32pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - A four-month long asbestos trial in the New York Supreme Court that ended in a $12.5 million plaintiff victory can be attributed to its complexity and vast number of defendants at the onset of trial, says one trial attorney.

Four-month asbestos trial ends with $12.5M verdict for three N.Y. construction workers

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 1, 2014, 3:09pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - A New York Supreme Court jury has awarded a $12.5 million verdict for three construction workers' families in a four-month long asbestos trial.

Union head says EPA's proposed standards for new power plants 'threaten' economy

Jessica M. Karmasek Sep. 24, 2013, 3:45pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The head of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers said Monday the Environmental Protection Agency's newly proposed emission rules "threaten" economic growth and the nation's energy future.

Four workers challenge Obama NLRB recess appointments

Michael P. Tremoglie Jul. 31, 2012, 10:47am

Obama CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Four workers filed a brief Tuesday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago challenging President Barack Obama's recent recess appointees to the National Labor Relations Board.

Teamsters union accused of discrimination

Michael P. Tremoglie Jul. 23, 2012, 5:33am

Mix CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - A nonunion Chicago-area construction worker has filed a federal charge against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and two of its local affiliate unions for allegedly discriminating against him because he is nonunion.

Republican challenger leading W.Va. AG in funds

Jessica M. Karmasek Jun. 26, 2012, 9:30am

McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Republican Patrick Morrisey has raised nearly $150,000 more than his Democratic opponent, longtime West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw, according to recent campaign finance reports.

ROUNDUP: Labor union corruption

Michael P. Tremoglie Jun. 26, 2012, 6:52am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Labor-Management Standards publishes its criminal enforcement actions each week. The following information was obtained from a May 2012 report.

Obama's labor board appointments challenged again

Michael P. Tremoglie Apr. 26, 2012, 12:17pm

Obama CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Another legal challenge to the legality of President Barack Obama's disputed appointments to the National Labor Relations Board was filed Thursday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Public unions should be curbed, says right to work defender

Michael P. Tremoglie Aug. 23, 2011, 2:35pm

La Jeunesse Should public sector unions be curbed? Is it time to end the ability of governmental employees to form unions?