October 18, 2013 The unions have demanded a bigger share of the system's $125 million surplus. BART serves 200,000 riders each day.
July 2, 2013 A strike has shut down the San Francisco area's rail system for a second day, stretching out commute times and confusing tourists and residents alike. Many people who rely on the system say they wish labor and management could just settle.
July 1, 2013 Monday's strike bogged down commuters in the San Francisco area. Member station KQED says some 200,000 people looked for alternative ways to get to work.
December 10, 2012 The latest addition to the field of smartphone apps that help people eat responsibly is designed for diners who care about the plight of the people who prepare and serve the meals. The restaurants were rated on pay, sick days, and opportunities for advancement.
September 16, 2012 The union's House of Delegates declined to vote on whether to end the strike Sunday after hearing details of a tentative contract agreement. Teachers will keep picketing Monday, one week after teachers walked out.
September 11, 2012 Late-night negotiations have failed for a second day to resolve an impasse between the Chicago Teachers Union and city officials over such issues as teacher evaluations.
March 30, 2012 Republican Gov. Scott Walker ran into voter backlash last year after he signed a law stripping public employees' unions of collective bargaining rights.
January 5, 2012 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came to Washington on Thursday to talk up the merits of the anti-union legislation that has landed him in hot water — and to raise funds to save his job.
October 20, 2011 The pitched political battle pitting public workers unions against Republican budget-cutters is in its final stages in Ohio. Voters will cast ballots on Nov. 8 that could repeal the law that severely limits collective bargaining in the Buckeye State.
August 19, 2011 The dueling campaigns over the repeal of Senate Bill 5, the Ohio law that would limit collective bargaining for public employees, are on track to spend $40 million or more by November. Where's that money coming from? And what does it mean for the controversial law's future?
August 18, 2011 Ohio Gov. John Kasich is seeking to avert a showdown with unions in his state, over a fall referendum on a bill that virtually erases collective bargaining rights of public workers.
August 3, 2011 The bitter battle over union rights in the Rust Belt will continue into the fall, with a referendum to repeal Ohio's anti-collective bargaining law headed for a November ballot.
March 11, 2011 The NFL Players Union has filed to decertify, decreasing the chance that weeks of talks with the league would be enough to avoid the NFL's first work stoppage since 1987.
March 1, 2011 A new poll showed Americans much more supportive than their GOP policymakers of unions.
February 25, 2011 In Rhode Island, the Providence school board has sent termination notices to every teacher in the financially troubled city, sparking outrage in the teachers' union. The city's mayor says the firings are meant to give "maximum flexibility" in addressing its deficit.